The West: The History of a Region in Confederation

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James Lorimer Limited, Publishers, 1994 - History - 372 pages
The Riel Rebellions, the Winnipeg General Strike, the founding of the CCF and Reform parties, the struggle for provincial control of natural resources--much of the impetus for change in Canada has come from the West.
The West offers a history of Confederation from the point of view of the four Western provinces. J.F. Conway traces the origins of regional conflict to the pre-Confederation period and follows the story of the West in Confederation right up to recent battles with Ottawa over resources and constitutional powers. This revised edition contains a new introduction as well as a new chapter covering the West during the 1980s and early 1990s.
The West: A History of A Region in Confederation is outlines both the influence the Canadian polity has had on the development of the western provinces, and the influence those provinces and their people have had on the Canadian nation.

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About the author (1994)

JOHN F. CONWAY teaches sociology at the University of Regina. He is a frequent contributor to editorial pages of many newspapers across Canada. Since 1991, he has been an elected trustee on the Regina Public School Board, the largest school division in Saskatchewan. He is married and has four children.

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