The Trouble With Canada-- Still!

The Trouble With Canada-- Still!

A Citizen Speaks Out

Book - 2010
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Perseus Publishing
The Trouble with Canada. . . Still challenges the political, economic, and cultural order of Canada as a nation. In compelling, straight-to-the-mark fashion, William Gairdner demonstrates his conviction that Canada is caught between two irreconcilable styles of government: a top-down collectivism and a bottom-up individualism, and shows how society has been corrupted by a dangerous love affair with the former. For this twentieth-anniversary edition, Gairdner has revisited the same issues and — unfortunately — come to the same conclusions: Canada's love affair with handouts continues. More than a revised edition, this is a completely revised and fully updated clarion call to arms . . . before it is too late.

Blackwell Publishing
"William Gairdner sees bright and clear what Canada so greatly needs, and his mobilizing passion wonderfully animates an analytical precision that should be the reason for a national---binational---celebration."---WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY, JR.

"Clear, concise and assertive...a tour d'horizon of the Canadian socio-economic landscape...."---THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Now, in this completely revised update, Gairdner rejoins the battle, showing that Canada suffered a disturbing regime-change in the last quarter of the twentieth century and is now caught between two irreconcilable styles of government: a top-down collectivism and a bottom-up individualism. Corrupted by a dangerous love affair with taking instead of making, we have betrayed our founding principles by confusing liberty with equality. The result is a regime besotted with high taxation and big government, a welfare culture that rewards laziness, and a hug-a-thug mentality that betrays justice. Gairdner boldly shows the links between lax immigration policies and home-grown terrorism, skewers the corrosive attack on Western culture masquerading as multiculturalism, and exposes the radical reshaping of our national life---often by intentional contravention of the will of the people---by Canada's judges.

Not for the meek or faint of heart, The Trouble With Canada...Still! is a two-fisted body-blow to the fatted mid-section of a complacent Canada. Read and agree; read and disagree. But come to grips with the arguments and the facts. Our future depends on it.

"[The book] revisits the statist, politically correct, over-regulated albatross that has been weighing on Canada's spirit. Throw it off! Gairdner shows you how. This is an eloquent plea for liberty and independence by a keen-eyed critic who combines singing prose with a gimlet eye. Read this book! You'll want to require every politician in Ottawa to pass a test on it before assuming office."---ROGER KIMBALL, EDITOR, THE NEW CRITERION (FOUNDATION FOR CULTURAL REVIEW, NEW YORK)

"The Trouble with Canada opened my eyes to the decline of liberty in Canada. Now Gairdner speaks to a new generation with a thoroughly updated version of that classic book. The struggle for freedom is never over."---TOM FLANAGAN, PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY AND FORMER CONSERVATIVE PARTY CAMPAIGN MANAGER

Publisher: Toronto : Key Porter Books, c2010
Edition: Rev. and updated ed
ISBN: 9781554702473
Branch Call Number: 971.07 GAI
Characteristics: 544 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.


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Apr 09, 2015

A nearly comprehensive criticism of Canada, taking into account long term trends, and exposing a whole lot of doublespeak and de facto corruption. The author descends into a preach-y tone and ranting a bit too often.

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