By Mel Hurtig
Popular as a passionate Canadian, bestselling writer Mel Hurtig has combed via global information to work out how Canada particularly measures up — and the consequences are incredible, and infrequently shocking.
This e-book is ready how Canada has replaced, a great deal for the more severe, within the final 20 years. because of those profound (often hidden) adjustments, we're now not the folks we predict we're. To take one instance, the Canadian media frequently leaves us with the effect that Canadians are particularly seriously taxed. sure, in comparison to the united states of america, the standard element of comparability. No, in comparison to different nations with our lifestyle, different OECD nations, for instance; there we are available in twenty third at the high-tax scale.
The shocks during this e-book building up, bankruptcy by means of bankruptcy. How will we rank on the earth in voter turnout? attempt 109th. variety of physicians in keeping with 100,000 inhabitants? try out 54th. Our rank in decreasing pollutants? 126th out of 146 countries.
Some of the records are inner, evaluating Canada then and now. They again up of the book’s strongest topics: the failure of Canadian vast enterprise to show checklist gains into ongoing funding in our state, and (no accident) the sellout of our resources at a fee that no different state may allow.
This statistics-based ebook levels throughout all components of our lives — together with well-being, wages, productiveness, tradition, the media (“the so much centred within the world”), and masses else. Mel Hurtig’s message is that we can’t do something to mend the path we’re drifting in until we realize it — and realize The fact approximately Canada.
From the Hardcover edition.