Canada Since 1945: Power, Politics, and Provincialism

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University of Toronto Press, 1989 - History - 508 pages

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"A visitor seeing Canada for the first time since 1939 might well conclude that Canada, even more than nations devastated by war, has become another country. On the surface so much remains the same: the Liberals prevail in Ottawa; the provinces quarrel with Ottawa and among themselves; and we worry about Americans in our future. But most of the pieces have been rearranged, and the effect of the picture is quite different...This is a book about our own times, and as such it expresses definite views. No reader will agree with everything we say. We have not tried to end debate; we have tried to clarify and broaden. We trust that our readers will be encouraged to seek for themselves a better understanding of where Canadians have been and what they have become."

 

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Contents

Beginnings
3
Growth and Change
9
THE END OF MACKENZIE KING 19458
35
Canada Adrift
37
The End of the War
44
The Legacy of War
52
A Strategy for Economic Survival
61
Making a Better Country
74
Budgets the Bank and the Diefenbuck
198
DominionProvincial Perplexities
220
The Changing Atmosphere of the Early Sixties
238
THE PEARSON YEARS 19638
253
Coming Apart and Changing Together
255
The Economy and the Flowering of the Social Service State
287
Nationalism and Culture
307
INTO THE SEVENTIES AND BEYOND
313

Making a Better World
85
Popular Culture
92
Education
105
THE ST LAURENT YEARS 194857
113
A New Cabinet and Its Foreign Policy
115
Liberal Centralization
132
Roads and Resources
139
Building the Welfare State
146
Stratford Elvis and the Happy Gang
151
Crosscurrents in Economic Affairs and Policy
163
The Twilight of the Grits
177
THE DIEFENBAKER YEARS 195763
181
The Shape of Things
183
Delusions Complete or Partial
186
The Centennial and the Early Trudeau Governments
315
Economic Developments 196879
338
Phase One
359
The Canadian Constitutional Revolution
388
Culture Education and Social Trends
400
Canada and the World Beyond
421
Politics in the 1980s
429
Disenchantment Deregulation and Deficits
445
CONCLUSION
475
Conclusion
477
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
481
INDEX
489
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About the author (1989)

Robert Bothwell is a professor in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto.

Ian M. Drummond (1933-1994) was a professor emeritus of economics and a former vice-dean, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto. He is co-author, with Robert Bothwell and John English, of Canada since 1945 and Canada 1900-1945 .

John English is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Waterloo.

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