The Vanishing Country

The Vanishing Country

Is It Too Late to Save Canada?

Book - 2002
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Is it all over for Canada? There are a number of thoughtful people who think so. Mel Hurtig, however, believes there is still a chance to reassert Canadian independence. But first, Canadians need to understand how much has been lost. Our politicians are not telling us. Our business leaders certainly are not telling us. And our media definitely are not telling us. The border dividing Canada and the United States has never been more fragile. Canada is vanishing. The evidence is available to those who know where to look for it. It can be found in reports published by Statistics Canada, the OECD, the World Bank, the United Nations and its affiliated organizations, and by a variety of research organizations including the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. In characteristically pungent prose, Mel Hurtig reveals the truth about health care, the banks, taxation, newspaper conglomerates, political funding, social spending, decentralization, privatization, globalization, sovereignty, competitiveness, Americanization, the war on drugs, corporate concentration, and the quality of life in Canada. He concludes with chapters on the concentration of ownership in the Canadian media, the need for electoral and parliamentary reform, the necessity of asserting Canadian sovereignty, and a final, positive chapter entitled "The Good Country." From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c2002.
ISBN: 9780771042157
0771042159
Branch Call Number: 971.0648 Hur
Characteristics: xix, 433 p.

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darlenestrom
Apr 22, 2014

This is a must read! Is it too late to save our country ... only you can answer that!
Every thinking adult in this country should be directly in front of their political representative in Ottawa, demanding an answer as to why the foreign ownership in the country overall rates at about 70%.
Ever wondered why it is that we ship out so much raw material, why there are such low corporate contribution to our communities, basic services are struggling.
The answer in fact is the unbelievable level of foreign ownership that has been allowed by our government and corporations.
Even the food supply on our island is in jeopardy. There is a seafood company in Fanny Bay, that if you go to their website states very prominently 'Canadian Company'. But if you scroll to the bottom there is another company name in small print. An American one, based in Seattle. Now our food supply on this island in the hands of another country, should be alarming. I dare you to scratch the surface, and ask the question, how many more?
Who owns the lumber, the retail, the hardware?

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naturalist
Dec 24, 2012

The vanishing book - the Edmonton Public Library had eleven copies. Down to two copies as of June 2014.

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