Like others over the course of history who have influenced fundamental human rights change, Frank Arthur Calder seems to have been born to that grand purpose. Calder’s Nisga’a elders accurately foresaw that he was destined...
BC Studies no. 188 Winter 2015-2016 | Page(s) 121-22
The audience for The Politics of Voting is likely an informed public that is grappling with the arguments for and against electoral reform in Canada. In this book, Dennis Pilon has two goals, each of...
BC Studies no. 162 Summer 2009 | Page(s) 205-6
MANY NORTH AMERICAN cities have had great civic leaders. Fiorello La Guardia, New York’s Depression-era mayor, is considered the father of modern New York; Metro chair Fred Gardiner put his distinctive imprint on Toronto in the...
BC Studies no. 145 Spring 2005 | Page(s) 128-30
To borrow an old joke, institutional histories can often be the sofa beds of historical writing. Neither good as a sofa nor as a bed, institutional histories can often find themselves trapped between academic and...
Patricia E. Roy’s Boundless Optimism: Richard McBride’s British Columbia examines the political career of one of the province’s most significant premiers. Born in New Westminster in 1870 and educated at New Westminster High School and...
BC Studies no. 186 Summer 2015 | Page(s) 174-77
This delightful book is Volume 5 of Oxford University Press’s six-volume Illustrated History of Canada. As the authors note in the introduction, the series is “uniquely Canadian” because the volumes are not shaped by chronology...
BC Studies no. 148 Winter 2005-2006 | Page(s) 111-3
Transforming Provincial Politics: The Political Economy of Canada’s Provinces and Territories in the Neoliberal Era
Provincial specialists can have crowded bookshelves. Because good material is dispersed and rare, many things grace my shelves “just in case.” But this anthology arrives just in time — and I will work it hard...
BC Studies no. 192 Winter 2016-2017 | Page(s) 170-172