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The Trouble with Canada ...Still!: A Citizen Speaks Out

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"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 ...more
Paperback, 544 pages
Published April 12th 2011 by Key Porter Books
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Michael
Dec 14, 2016 Michael rated it it was amazing
Shelves: canadiana, politics
A very elucidating read concerning the state of Canada and how we got here. I enjoyed the conversational, yet rigorous style with which Gairdner wrote the book. Gairdner not only outlines the problems, but tackles the cultural and philosophical underpinnings of these issues while remaining accessible to the average reader. That being said it is still a dense read, and will probably take longer than you might expect.

I feel as if this book facilitated not only a hard look at "The Trouble With Can
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Scotchneat
Jun 11, 2011 Scotchneat rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, canadia
Gairdner has a strong opinion about Canada.

Born out of collectivism and good government, there's a strong libertarian streak in the actual citizens of the country and these two world views are at odds. But collectivism is dangerous.

He goes hard at immigration, our cultural mosaic and how the law and government is working. I think the main message is that the good of the many approach is expensive, misguided and causes us to not think for ourselves.

I think my main criticism of the book is how th
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