Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear. All pages are undamaged with potentially only a few, small markings. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: From one of this country’s best and most controversial political writers, a searing blueprint for the Next Canada.
Five years into the twenty-first century, Canada is viewed as one of the most desirable nations in the world in which to live. Despite the worries of many Canadians — our country’s regional and linguistic divisions, our frequent identity crises — Canada, it seems, has a lot of good things going for it.
The federal election of 2004, however, revealed new cracks in an already flawed political system. John Ibbitson argues that we have entered a new political era, that Canada has become a nation of solitudes — the West, the English Centre, the French Centre, the East — each of which has its own cultural and economic concerns, none of which are being sufficiently recognized by the major political parties. If we cling stubbornly to old methods of governance, he says, we risk losing all that the Confederation has achieved in its first 138 years.
In this compelling, and ultimately hopeful book, John Ibbitson dismantles the old ways of thinking about Canada’s immigration, free trade, social, and defence policies. His ideas for the future of this country are daring — a devolution of power and dollars from the federal to the provincial level, a revamping of medicare, a refashioning of the electoral system. They amount to no less than a revolutionary plan for the creation and defence of a new national dream.
About the Author: John Ibbitson is the political affairs columnist for the Globe and Mail. He is the author of two books on Ontario politics, several novels for young adults, and a play. His writing has been nominated for numerous awards, including a Governor General’s Award, and most recently, a National Newspaper Award, for his coverage of the inner workings of Paul Martin’s government.
Title: The Polite Revolution : Perfecting the ...
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description McClelland & Stewart. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2696348821
Book Description McClelland & Stewart. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Excellent condition with minimal visible wear. Seller Inventory # G0771043511I2N00
Book Description McClelland & Stewart. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Seller Inventory # G0771043511I3N00
Book Description McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 2005. Condition: NF. Dust Jacket Condition: NF. Seller Inventory # 1079132
Book Description McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. 2005 McClelland & Stewart first edition hardback; as new copy with as new unclipped dj, just light storage wear; UK dealer, immediate dispatch. Book. Seller Inventory # 13823k
Book Description McClelland & Stewart, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition; First Printing. D/j has sligt bruising to tips, coffee stains to front corners. ; 1 x 9.1 x 6.2 Inches; 288 pages. Seller Inventory # 66809
Book Description McClelland & Stewart., Toronto, Ontario., 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xi - (3) - 270 pp. Black cloth over boards with red gilt lettering on the spine. From the dust jacket: ". . . one of this country's pre-eminent commentators offers a timely, impassioned analysis of the great issues, from immigration to defence, that confront Canada today". Previous owner's address label on the front free end paper. Both bottom fore corners of the boards are slightly bumped and this is reflected in the jacket at the same spots. Otherwise the book appears to have been used very little if at all. Seller Inventory # 27161
Book Description McClelland & Stewart, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0771043511
Book Description McClelland & Stewart Ltd, Toronto, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, Not Price Clipped. Canadian First. First edition, first printing as evidenced by a complete number line from 1 to 5; signed and dated 27/10/05 by John Ibbitson on the title page with no inscription; some edge wear to boards and dust jacket; otherwise a solid, clean copy with no marking or underlining; collectable condition. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 002050