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Fearful Symmetry: The Fall And Rise Of Canadas Founding Values

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In the 1960s, Canada began a seismic shift away from the core policies and values upon which the country had been built. A nation of "makers" transformed itself into a nation of "takers." Crowley argues that the time has come for the pendulum to swing back - back to a time when Canadians were less willing to rely on the state for support; when people went where the work wa ...more
Hardcover, 359 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Key Porter Books
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Luaba
Feb 08, 2013 Luaba rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A good learning tool to better understanding of the country's political relationship between Quebec and the rest of the nation.

Crowley's book is a good starting point for understanding Quebec's tortured relationship with Canada. Crowley, a longtime Canadian political wonk who now runs his own think tank, argues that Quebec has essentially been blackmailing Canada for years. This blackmail hasn't just created a massive flow of cash to Quebec from the rest of Canada (the ROC, as it is sometimes c
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Tim Weakley
The author develops his case fairly well. I think he places perhaps too much blame on Quebec for all of our current issues. I think maybe there was a little bit too much economic theory vs actual discussion of moral values.
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Dec 05, 2015 Jenn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
boring!
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