Maximum Canada : why 35 million Canadians are not enough /
Doug Saunders.
Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, [2017]
249 pages ; 21 cm
073527309X (Cloth), 9780735273092 (Cloth), 9780735273115 (ebook)
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Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, [2017]
073527309X (Cloth)
9780735273092 (Cloth)
9780735273115 (ebook)
contents note
Part one: The minimizing impulse -- 1. The war against the outside -- 2. Stillborn: The great loss of 1867 -- 3. The fifteen-year Canadian century -- Part two: A plural nation -- 4. The battle for 1967 -- 5. The dawn of the maximizing consensus -- Part three: Our country's capacity -- 6. The price of underpopulation -- 7. The case against 100 million -- 8. Staying open late: a Canada that sticks around.
"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."--
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