Manulife: How Dominic D'Alessandro Built a Global Giant and Fought to Save It

By Rod McQueen

During this enticing booklet, award-winning enterprise author Rod McQueen examines how the pugnacious character and hard-driving management sort of Dominic D'Alessandro led Manulife monetary to its place as one of many greatest and so much ecocnomic existence insurance firms in North the United States, and the fourth biggest on the earth. From D'Alessandro's function within the winning demutualization and conversion of the corporate to public corporation prestige in 1999, which set the degree for Manulife to turn into a global chief, to D'Alessandro's profitable finishing touch of Canada's biggest cross-border merger, Manulife captures the tale of 15 years of exceptional enterprise management.

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Why Men Lie

By Linden MacIntyre

This most up-to-date novel from Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Linden MacIntyre, Why males Lie, deals a relocating and emotionally complicated end to the Cape Breton trilogy.
 
Two years after the occasions of The Bishop’s Man, we’re brought to Effie MacAskill Gillis, sister of the bothered priest Duncan. It’s 1997, and Effie is an autonomous, middle-aged lady operating as a tenured professor of Celtic stories, yet her advanced and infrequently disappointing love existence has left her all yet able to hand over at the contrary intercourse. Then by surprise, an opportunity come across with a guy on a Toronto subway platform supplies Effie renewed desire. J.C. Campbell is an previous buddy she hasn’t noticeable for greater than twenty years – an enticing, unmarried guy who looks to own the steadiness and sturdy feel she longs for.
 
Effie met her final husband, Sextus, in her native land of Cape Breton while the 2 have been nonetheless young ones. As they grew older jointly, and began a family members, she quickly discovered that once it got here to different ladies, Sextus couldn’t be depended on. After one too many betrayals, Effie leaves him at the back of, and so whilst she and J.C. appear to take to each other, his cozy, open manner is a welcome switch.
 
But after a cheerful begin to their courting, cracks start to exhibit, and J.C. proves himself to be simply as unpredictable because the others: one night Effie spots him in a seedy a part of city, yet he denies ever having left his apartment; whilst she notices a scratch less than his eye, he lies approximately its reason, blaming it at the cat. Then J.C., a journalist, turns into unhealthily engrossed in a narrative regarding a convict on dying row, and he and Effie start to glide aside.
 
Although he nonetheless assessments in sporadically and insists there’s not anything occurring, she quickly learns he has a deeply own reason behind his covert journeys to that seedy downtown highway. in reality, it seems there’s much approximately his prior that Effie doesn’t recognize, and much he’s nonetheless studying himself.
 
While J.C. is busy chasing his personal prior, Effie is never in a position to break out her personal. kin ties and homeland connections to Cape Breton suggest her ex-husbands – Sextus occurs to be the cousin of her first husband, John – are regularly coming and moving into a turbulent mess of convenience and commotion, whereas her grown daughter, Cassie, brings a few unforeseen information of her personal.
 
After all of her adventure in relationships with males, Effie inspiration she knew all she had to approximately what to anticipate, and the way to keep up her self-sufficiency. Why do males lie?, she desires to recognize. yet even if it’s for romance, for defense, or for extra egocentric purposes, Effie quickly learns that no volume of expertise can organize you for what could resurface from the prior, and for the wear that would reason, emotionally or otherwise.

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Honour on Trial: The Shafia Murders and the Culture of Honour Killings

By Paul Schliesmann

A black automobile is pulled from the Rideau Canal close to Kingston, Ontario, containing the our bodies of 3 women— sisters Zainab, Sahar, and Geeti Shafia— in addition to their presumed aunt, Rona Amir Mohammad. Later within the day, after relations document the ladies lacking, Kingston police develop into suspicious. The tales advised through mom and dad Tooba Mohammad Yahya and Mohammad Shafia, and their eldest son, Hamed, do not fit up with the speedily collecting proof.
An broad research unfolds, revealing a troubling tale of actual and emotional abuse within the Shafia home—including threats of homicide. Police start to suspect that this can be a quadruple "honour killing," deliberate and conducted to wipe away the family's disgrace brought on by the eldest ladies.
Two years later, Mohammad Shafia, Tooba Mohammad Yahya, and Hamed Shafia are attempted for the mass murders, whereas a stunned kingdom follows the case until eventually its gripping end.

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A History of Forgetting

By Caroline Adderson

Malcolm, an getting older hairdresser, is reclusive and sour. Alison, a salon apprentice, is brushed aside through Malcolm for her embarrassing innocence. while their colleague is murdered through neo-Nazis, besides the fact that, the 2 embark on an unplanned pilgrimage to Auschwitz. A relocating and sharp-edged novel by means of the award-winning writer of Ellen in Pieces.

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Silenced: The Untold Story of the Fight for Equality in the RCMP

Whilst thirty-two ladies have been employed as fixed cops in 1974, it was once a media sensation. in spite of everything, those weren't the brawny heroes of Canadian background, or the speeding and good-looking Mounties portrayed in over 2 hundred Hollywood video clips. ladies have been regarded as petrified of weapons and incapable of shielding themselves. education officials on the RCMP's academy puzzled if the ladies have been able. might they march? may they raise weights? may they cry? the unique uniform (pumps, a pillbox hat and a shoulder bag for a revolver and handcuffs) did little to additional equality, and if a feminine officer complained of harassment, supervisors actively and overtly driven her to renounce. The circulation to place girls in uniform was once neither a starting nor an finish to women's trip towards equality within the RCMP. girls have served within the RCMP considering 1873, offering social prone, looking girl gold smugglers and tending to prisoners. for many years, Mountie other halves have been scrutinized, vetted and topic to commonplace inspections in their house responsibilities. A Mountie's spouse needs to be a silent employee, continually upholding the values of the RCMP. even supposing the RCMP promoted itself as a gender-neutral association in 1974, the struggle for acceptance was once approximately to turn into heated. In 1978, after a feminine Mountie used to be shot within the line of responsibility for the 1st time, male Mounties wondered the facility of ladies to make split-second, life-and-death judgements. regardless of overwhelming resistance, the ladies of the RCMP controlled to say their equality as law enforcement officials on their lonesome phrases, breaking floor for women's rights in Canada. Drawing on first-hand bills from forty-five female and male RCMP officials, information stories and archival assets, historian and previous plainclothes RCMP officer Bonnie Reilly Schmidt deals an in-depth check out the background and propaganda of this iconic establishment. SILENCED is the compelling actual tale of ways ladies remodeled not just their position within the RCMP, yet our very idea of what it skill to be Canadian.

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Left to Die: The Story of the SS Newfoundland Sealing Disaster

By Gary Collins

“They didn’t die like flies, you recognize, like I’ve heard a few journalists say through the years. Oh no, it wasn’t like that a’tall. the lads who died didn’t simply drop like flies. there has been not anything quickly or effortless approximately it. that they had frozen ft, and palms too numb and cramped with the chilly to wipe the tears from their eyes.”

Cecil Mouland, the final residing survivor of the SS Newfoundland sealing catastrophe, instructed his tale to Gary Collins within the fall of 1971 whereas vacationing to St. John’s, the place the previous ice hunter could stay out his ultimate days. This booklet grew from that come upon and stands on my own because the defining story of the Bonavista Bay males who have been left to die at the ice.

The ancient convergence of ice, seals, and males in overdue March 1914 marked the tip of Newfoundland’s innocence. males either old and young left their houses from all around the province that 12 months to pursue the yearly seal hunt. one of the vessels that took them to the ice was once the Newfoundland, a wooden-walled steamship captained by way of the well-known Captain Westbury Kean. without instant aboard the send, the level used to be set for seventy-eight of the boys who went over the facet and their fates sealed.

Left to Die is Gary Collins’s so much formidable and artistic paintings of non-fiction, a storytelling masterpiece. With new photographs and new study printed, he recollects with lovely readability what historical past recalls concerning the sealing catastrophe of 1914.

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Just a Larger Family: Letters of Marie Williamson from the Canadian Home Front,1940-1944 (Life Writing)

the second one global struggle have been below means for a 12 months while Marie and John Williamson welcomed English brothers to hitch them and their little ones of their small condominium in north Toronto during the clash. Marie wrote over one hundred fifty letters to the lads’ mom, Margaret Sharp, imagining that she can make Margaret consider she used to be nonetheless along with her teenagers. She shepherded the men via schooling judgements and health problems, eased them right into a unusual new existence, and had a good time after they embraced strange iciness activities. The letters brim with aspect approximately relations vacations, the monetary implications of a longer relations, their involvement of their church, and the video games and actions that stored them occupied. Marie’s letters mirror the lives and matters of a specific kin in Toronto, yet in addition they display a portrait of what was once then Canada’s second-largest urban in the course of wartime.

The advent is by way of Mary F. Williamson, Marie’s daughter, and Tom Sharp, Margaret’s youngest son. The publication encompasses a foreword by means of Jonathan Vance that places the letters in ancient context.

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Mavericks: Canadian Rebels, Renegades and Anti-Heroes

By Peter C. Newman

Peter C. Newman’s poison pen has lodged itself within the viscera of the Canadian elite. In Mavericks, he has chosen his so much evocative writing approximately these Canadians who run opposed to the grain at the grandest scale, together with Conrad Black, Garth Drabinsky, the Eaton boys, Louis Riel, Robert Campeau and Peter Nygard. on this planet of politics, he's taking on Brian Mulroney, Kim Campbell, René Lévesque, invoice Vander Zalm and Lucien Bouchard. He additionally encompasses a vignette approximately John Diefenbaker from his e-book Renegade in Power, which Robert Fulford at Saturday Night acknowledged “transformed political books and to some degree political writing during this country.”

Mavericks, including its better half quantity, Heroes, makes up the last word Newman, shooting his most sensible and such a lot provocative phrases in the course of a profession that spans greater than fifty years.

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