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Let the Eastern Bastards Freeze in the Dark

The West Versus the Rest Since Confederation

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ISBN: 9780307400628
format: Hardcover
pages: 448
publisher: Knopf Canada
pub. date: 2012-11-06


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Winner of the 2013 Dafoe Book Prize.

The oil sands. Global warming. The National Energy Program. Though these seem like modern Canadian subjects, author Mary Janigan reveals them to be a legacy of longstanding regional rivalry. Something of a "Third Solitude" since entering Confederation, the West has long been overshadowed by Canada's other great national debate: but as the conflict over natural resources and their effect on climate change heats up, 150 years of antipathy are coming to a head. Janigan takes readers back to a pivotal moment in 1918, when Canada's western premiers descended on Ottawa determined to control their own future--and as Margaret MacMillan did in "Paris 1919," she deftly illustrates how the results reverberate to this day.

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