How Rob Ford Happened: A History of the Toronto Mayor from the Pages of the National Post

Drawing on a wealth of articles written via by way of nationwide submit newshounds together with Christie Blatchford, Jonathan Kay, Andrew Coyne, Chris Selley and extra, How Rob Ford Happened examines the precipitous upward thrust and calamitous fall of 1 of the main arguable public figures in Canadian political heritage. From his early days as a crusading suburban urban councillor to his reign as Mayor of Toronto and his eventual crowning because the city’s clown prince, the National Post offers a heritage of Rob Ford with the entire indications, pink flags, enthusiasms, controversies and scandals that experience ended in our present mayoral mess.

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Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life

In arresting, yet harrowing, prose, James Daschuk examines the jobs that outdated global illnesses, weather, and, so much disturbingly, Canadian politics--the politics of ethnocide--played within the deaths and subjugation of millions of aboriginal humans within the consciousness of Sir John A. Macdonald’s "National Dream."

It used to be a dream that got here at nice price: the current disparity in future health and monetary healthiness among First international locations and non-Native populations, and the lingering racism and false impression that permeates the nationwide awareness to this day.

“Clearing the Plains is a travel de strength that dismantles and destroys the view that Canada has a different declare to humanity in its therapy of indigenous peoples. Daschuk exhibits how infectious affliction and state-supported hunger mixed to create a creeping, relentless disaster that persists to the current day. The prose is gripping, the research is incisive, and the narrative is so chilling that it leaves its reader surprised and disturbed. For days after studying it, i used to be not able to shake a profound feel of sorrow. this can be fearless, evidence-driven background at its finest.” Elizabeth A. Fenn, writer of Pox Americana

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The Magic of Saida (Vintage Contemporaries)

By M.G. Vassanji

From Giller Prize–winner M. G. Vassanji comes the tale of Kamal Punja, son of an African mom and an Indian father, who has been residing in Canada for 40 years. regardless of his fabric wealth, Kamal unearths himself eager for where of his birth—Africa—and of a lady there he as soon as enjoyed. As a baby he was once definite that Saida—granddaughter of an excellent Swahili poet and his consistent companion—would develop into his destiny spouse, but if he used to be simply 11 Kamal’s mom despatched him to stay along with his estranged father’s relatives in India. Now, many years later, Kamal trips again to the village he left—to confront his long-unresolved racial identification and the nightmarish legacy of a damaged promise.

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Some Great Idea: Good Neighbourhoods, Crazy Politics and the Invention of Toronto

By Edward Keenan

Since 2010 Toronto's headlines were ate up by means of the outrageous own foibles and government-slashing, anti-urbanist guidelines of Mayor Rob Ford. however the heated debate at urban corridor has obscured an even bigger, decade-long narrative of Toronto's ascending as a mature worldwide urban. It increases questions: What function does a mayor play in a city's temperament and self-confidence? Can a bad mayor make a urban larger via forcing its electorate to interact? What position is there in our new decentralized, international, open-source international for an autocrat?

Edward Keenan serves as senior editor and lead columnist at The Grid journal in Toronto, Ontario. An eight-time finalist on the nationwide journal Awards, he has written for and edited at Eye Weekly, Spacing journal, and The Walrus.

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The Big Blue Machine: How Tory Campaign Backrooms Changed Canadian Politics Forever

An within account of the innovative Conservative’s crusade organization.

The innovative Conservative Party’s “big blue computing device” pioneered electoral strategies of centralized keep watch over, communications, crusade advertisements, polling, policy-presentation, and fund-raising. encouraged via Dalton Camp and Norman Atkins, its frequent but close-knit community of organizers and experts replaced how Canadian campaigns have been fought, while their “political computer” reworked Canadian public lifestyles itself.

J. Patrick Boyer’s behind-the-scenes account unearths how and why the blue machine’s crusade recommendations (most imported from the united states) remodeled Canadian politics ceaselessly. Boyer’s direct event in those alterations, and interviews with key avid gamers from Tory backrooms, enhance his real and well timed account. This saga of the bold crusade association working contained in the revolutionary Conservative celebration for greater than 4 many years indicates why the massive blue computer deservedly grew to become a Canadian political legend.

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Ru: A Novel

By Kim Thúy

Winner of the Governor General's Literary AwardWinner of the Grand Prix RTL-LireShortlisted for the Prix des cinq continents de los angeles Francophonie
Longlisted for Canada Reads 2015

At ten years outdated, Kim Thúy fled Vietnam on a ship together with her relatives, forsaking a grand condo and the various much less tangible riches in their domestic state: the ponds of lotus blossoms, the songs of soup-vendors. The family members arrived in Quebec, the place they discovered outfits on the flea marketplace, and mattresses with real fleas. Kim realized French and English, and as she grew older, seized what possibilities an immigrant may perhaps; she positioned herself via university determining greens and stitching outfits, labored as a attorney and interpreter, and later as a restaurateur. She was once married and a mom while the urge to write down struck her, and he or she chanced on herself scribbling phrases at each chance - pulling out her computer at stoplights and lacking the swap to eco-friendly. the tale rising was once certainly one of a Vietnamese émigré on a ship to an unknown destiny: her personal tale fictionalized and crafted right into a attractive novel.

The novel's name, Ru, has that means in either Kim's local and adoptive languages: in Vietnamese, ru is a lullaby; in French, a circulate. And it offers the correct identify for this slender but effective novel. With prose that soothes and sings, Ru weaves via time, flows and transports: a river of sensuous stories collecting strength. it is a vintage immigrant tale informed in a wide ranging new way.

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Glass Boys

With shiny and unflinching prose, Nicole Lundrigan has created a riveting and deeply human saga of the endurance of evil and the depths and boundaries of love.

When Roy Trench is killed in a drunken prank long gone incorrect, his brother Lewis sees blood at the palms of the guy dependable: the abusive alcoholic, Eli Fagan. although the courts rule the dying an coincidence, the development opens a seam of hate among the 2 households of Knife's element, Newfoundland.

Desperate to smother the painful prior with love, Lewis marries Wilda, and the excitement he is taking of their young ones -- Melvin and Toby -- recollects the happier days of his formative years with Roy. yet as he watches his small kinfolk fracture, the darkness of the prior starts off to cloud the current, top Lewis again to Eli Fagan -- and his watchful stepson, Garrett Glass.

In the fashion of Newfoundland literature, tested by way of Michael Crummey and Lisa Moore, Glass Boys is the haunting tale of an unforgivable crime that brings households to the brink.

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Roughing It in the Bush

Canada, the blest—the unfastened! With prophetic look, I see Visions of thy destiny glory, Giving to the world's nice tale A web page, with effective which means fraught, That asks a much wider variety of suggestion. Borne onward at the wings of Time, I hint thy destiny direction chic; And believe my nervous lot develop vivid, whereas musing at the excellent sight;— My center rejoicing bounds with glee To hail thy noble future!

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Fodor's Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada: with New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland (Travel Guide)

Written via locals, Fodor's commute courses were delivering depended on suggestion for all tastes and budgets for eighty years.

Fodor's Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada highlights the best Canada’s easternmost provinces need to offer:  expense Edward Island’s eco-friendly Gables websites, Nova Scotia’s breathtaking Cabot path, New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy, Newfoundland’s stunning parks, and the wealthy Celtic and Acadian tradition. each suggestion has been vetted through an area Fodor’s professional to make sure tourists plan the appropriate journey, from whale-watching to lobster feasts to the normal song classes which are all symptoms of the region’s exact maritime and cultural history.

This shuttle consultant includes:
· Dozens of maps
· hundreds and hundreds of inn and eating place recommendations
· Multiple itineraries for every province
· Covers: Nova Scotia, Halifax, Cape Breton Island, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, and Avalon Peninsula

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The Russian Album

By Michael Ignatieff

Winner of the Royal Society of Literature Award

In The Russian Album, Michael Ignatieff chronicles 5 generations of his Russian relations, starting in 1815. Drawing on kinfolk diaries, at the contemplation of exciting pictures in an outdated family members album, and on tales handed down from father to son, he involves phrases with the which means of his family's stories and histories. concentrating on his grandparents, count number Paul Ignatieff and Princess Natasha Mestchersky, he recreates their lives prior to, in the course of, and after the Russian Revolution.

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