Fearful Symmetry

Fearful Symmetry

The Fall and Rise of Canada's Founding Values

Book - 2009
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In the 1960s, Canada began a seismic shift away from the core policies and values upon which the country had been built. A nation of "makers" transformed itself into a nation of "takers." Crowley argues that the time has come for the pendulum to swing back--back to a time when Canadians were less willing to rely on the state for support; when people went where the work was rather than waiting for the work to come to them. Thought-provoking, meticulously detailed and ultimately polarizing, Fearful Symmetry is required reading for anyone who is interested in where this country began, where it's been, and where it's going.
Publisher: Toronto : Key Porter Books, c2009
ISBN: 9781554701889
Branch Call Number: 971.064 Cro 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 359 p


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Apr 07, 2015

A conservative manifesto. Canada was always a conservative country, even through the depression when the US went briefly socialist. Our welfare state was born when deceitful Québec separatists forced the federal government to outspend them on welfare; the result has been the destruction of Québec society and ours, but relax: Québec's negotiating power will fade and all our problems with it. Work is ennobling, dependency destructive to all. Unions demand pseudo-work and restricted opportunity; minimum wage laws force unemployment of the low-skilled; all will be defeated by labour shortages to come. The traditional loving family will return and everything will be perfect...

Feb 02, 2010

This is an excellent history of recent Canadian political events.

Jan 01, 2010

If you enjoy reading about neo-liberalism, laissez fare, right wing rhetoric this is the book for you. The author comes close to being labeled as a misogynist, as he recommends that we cut back on social assistance to women as he feels it is a reason for the increased divorce rates.

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