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The truth about Canada : some important, some astonishing and some truly appalling things all Canadians should know about our country

Author: Mel Hurtig
Publisher: Toronto : Emblem, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Emblem edView all editions and formats
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This book illustrates how Canada has changed under the governments of Brian Mulroney, Jean Chrétien, Paul Martin, and Stephen Harper in areas including: health care, social policy, education, investment, foreign aid and the status of women. Comparisons are drawn between Canada and other OECD developed countries.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mel Hurtig
ISBN: 9780771041662 0771041667
OCLC Number: 302054905
Notes: "A Douglas Gibson book".--T.p. verso.
Description: xii, 396 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part One --
1. Health care in Canada and our tragic, inexcusable shortage of doctors --
2. Poverty in Canada --
--
Part Two --
3. Aboriginal peoples in Canada --
4. Canadian social policy --
5. Employment and unemployment in Canada --
6. Ottawa's UI/EI cash cow --
7. Welfare in Canada --
8. Immigration and emmigration --
--
Part Three --
9. Wages in Canada --
10. The distribution of income in Canada --
11. The distribution of wealth in Canada --
12. Big-business bellyaching and actual corporate profits in Canada --
--
Part Four --
13. Big-business investment in Canada --
14. Research and development --
15. Productivity in Canada --
16. Manufacturing in Canada --
17. Cars, trucks, and auto parts --
18. Corporate taxes in Canada --
19. Personal taxes --
20. How competitive Is Canada? --
--
Part Five --
21. Education in Canada --
22. Culture in Canada --
23. The media in Canada --
--
Part Six --
24. Foreign investment, foreign ownership, foreign control --
25. Foreign takeovers --
26. Canadian investment abroad --
27. The Free Trade Agreement --
28. NAFTA --
29. Trade in goods and services --
30. Globalization --
--
Part Seven --
31. Foreign aid --
32. Defence, the military, the arms trade, peacekeeping, and the Arctic --
--
Part Eight --
33. Government in Canada --
34. Decentralization --
35. Energy policy in Canada --
36. Water --
37. Gross domestic product --
38. Standard of living and the quality of life --
--
Part Nine --
39. Reforming our dysfunctional electoral system --
40. Women in Canada --
--
App. 1. Health care --
App. 2. Poverty.
Responsibility: Mel Hurtig.

Abstract:

This book illustrates how Canada has changed under the governments of Brian Mulroney, Jean Chrétien, Paul Martin, and Stephen Harper in areas including: health care, social policy, education, investment, foreign aid and the status of women. Comparisons are drawn between Canada and other OECD developed countries.

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