The Sport and Prey of Capitalists: How the Rich Are Stealing Canada's Public Wealth

Category: Book
By (author): McQuaig, Linda
Subject:  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
  NON-FICTION / Canadian
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Dundurn
Published: August 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*The story of how we as a nation collectively built promising national projects and are now selling them off to the rich. For the first century after Confederation, Canadians collectively created significant public enterprises and programs, including power plants, and transportation, communications, health care, and education systems. But after a century as nation builders, we've spent recent decades downsizing or selling off our ambitious collective undertakings to private investors. This massive sell-off with more ahead has been done in the name of fiscal necessity and the alleged superiority of the private marketplace. In fact, the real driving force has been pressure from the corporate world. Linda McQuaig tells a sweeping tale of how Canada's public enterprises and programs were first developed often after major public battles and how powerful interests are now manoeuvring to get control of them.
From The Publisher*After more than a century as nation builders, Canadians have spent recent decades downsizing or selling off our ambitious public enterprises and programs to private investors, diminishing our ownership and control of key aspects of our economy, our country, and our lives.
Biographical NoteLinda McQuaig is a journalist and author of eight national bestsellers. In 2016, her book Shooting the Hippo was selected by the Literary Review of Canada as one of the twenty-five most influential books in the past twenty-five years. She lives in Toronto.