|By (author):||Saunders, Doug|
|Subject:||NON-FICTION / Canadian|
|POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Canadian|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration|
|Publisher:||Knopf Random Vintage Canada|
|Size:||8.25in x 5.50in x 0.53in|
|From The Publisher*||Award-winning author and Globe and Mail feature columnist Doug Saunders argues we need 100 million Canadians if we're to outgrow our colonial past and build a safer, greener, more prosperous future.|
It would shock most Canadians to learn that before 1967, more people have fled this country than immigrated to it. That was no accident. Long after we ceased to be an actual colony, our economic policies and social tendencies kept us poorly connected to the outside world, attracting few of the people and building few of the institutions needed to sustain us. Canada has a history of underpopulation, and its effects are still being felt.
Post-1967, a new Canada emerged. The closed, colonial idea of Canada gave way to an open, pluralist and connected vision. At Canada's 150th anniversary, that open vision has become a fragile consensus across major parties and cultures. Yet support for a closed Canada remains influential.
In a rare and bold vision for Canada's future, Maximum Canada proposes a most audacious way forward: To avoid global obscurity and create lasting prosperity, to build equality and reconciliation of indigenous and regional divides, and to ensure economic and ecological sustainability, Canada needs to triple its population--and this can be done without a large immigration increase.
|Review Quote*||PRAISE FOR DOUG SAUNDERS:|
"Doug Saunders may be on his way to becoming the most important journalist in the Canadian mainstream media." -The Georgia Straight
|Biographical Note||DOUG SAUNDERS is a Canadian-British author and journalist. He is the author of the books Arrival City: The Final Migration and Our Next World and The Myth of the Muslim Tide, and is the international-affairs columnist for The Globe and Mail. He served as the paper's London-based European bureau chief for a decade, after having run the paper's Los Angeles bureau, and has written extensively from East Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, the Middle East and North Africa. He writes a weekly column devoted to the larger themes and intellectual concepts behind international news, and has won the National Newspaper Award on five occasions. The author lives in Toronto, ON.|