Who We Are : A Citizen's Manifesto

Who We Are: A Citizen's Manifesto

Rudyard Griffiths
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Faced with yet another minority government, Canadians clearly cannot decide who we want as a leader. In Who We Are: A Citizen's Manifesto, Rudyard Griffiths injects a welcomed passion into the future of Canadian politics and what it means to be Canadian. He explains the notion of a national identity at a time when Canadian nationalism and unity are a government priority, following the Harper government's creation of a sub-ministerial cabinet portfolio with the title Canadian Identity.

Clearly and thoughtfully, Griffiths addresses global warming, immigration and an aging population, and argues that the "Canada lite" model leads to a dead end: irrelevancy on the world stage and divisive strife at home. He reminds us of who we are, what we've accomplished and why a loyalty beyond the local and personal is essential for Canada's survival.


Prize(s): Nominated Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing (2010) 


Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN: 9781553655381
Paperback / softback
5.0 in x 8.0 in - 232 pp
Publication Date: 29/03/2010
BISAC Subject(s):: POL031000-POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Nationalism & Patriotism,POL003000-POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics & Citizenship 
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Faced with yet another minority government, Canadians clearly cannot decide who we want as a leader. In Who We Are: A Citizen's Manifesto, Rudyard Griffiths injects a welcomed passion into the future of Canadian politics and what it means to be Canadian. He explains the notion of a national identity at a time when Canadian nationalism and unity are a government priority, following the Harper government's creation of a sub-ministerial cabinet portfolio with the title Canadian Identity.

Clearly and thoughtfully, Griffiths addresses global warming, immigration and an aging population, and argues that the "Canada lite" model leads to a dead end: irrelevancy on the world stage and divisive strife at home. He reminds us of who we are, what we've accomplished and why a loyalty beyond the local and personal is essential for Canada's survival.


Prize(s): Nominated Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing (2010) 

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Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN: 9781553655381
Paperback / softback
5.0 in x 8.0 in - 232 pp
Publication Date: 29/03/2010
BISAC Subject(s):: POL031000-POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Nationalism & Patriotism,POL003000-POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics & Citizenship 
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