Canadain Politics/Foreign Policy

Canadian politics has involved a tug-of-war between nationalists and those demanding closer ties to the United States. Since the 1980's continentalists have rammed "free trade"deals through Parliment, pushing for ever tighter Deep Integration with the U.S. in the economic, military, and political sphere. This parallels the push for more American-style neoliberal policies in our economy at the expense of working Canadians along with privatization and funding cuts to Medicare, education, and social programs. Stephen Harper's neocons. with their religous zeal for a corporate friendly agenda, are now in a position to lock in and extend these changes.

Harperland: The Politics of Control    by Lawrence Martin (2010)     blurb

Rogue in Power: Why Stephen Harper is Remaking Canada by Stealth    by Christian Nadeau(2011)     blurb

The War on Science: Muzzled Scientists and Wilful Blindness in Stephen Harper's Canada    by Chris Turner (2013)     A detailed look at Stephen Harper's defunding of pure science, especially environmenal research, the shift to serving big business interests, and the elimination of evidence-based policy.

The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy    by Yves Engler (2009)     A comprehensive and detailed look at the real history of Canada's foreign policy, aid, peace-keeping, and military action.

The Ugly Canadian: Stephen Harper's Foreign Policy    by Yves Engler (2012)     Very detailed examination of how Canadian Foreign policy has been further subordinated to corporate and American interests.