Download E-books Some Great Idea: Good Neighbourhoods, Crazy Politics and the Invention of Toronto PDF

By Edward Keenan

Since 2010 Toronto's headlines were ate up through the outrageous own foibles and government-slashing, anti-urbanist rules of Mayor Rob Ford. however the heated debate at urban corridor has obscured a much bigger, decade-long narrative of Toronto's ascending as a mature international urban. It increases questions: What position does a mayor play in a city's temperament and self-confidence? Can a bad mayor make a urban greater through forcing its electorate to interact? What position is there in our new decentralized, international, open-source global for an autocrat?

Edward Keenan serves as senior editor and lead columnist at The Grid journal in Toronto, Ontario. An eight-time finalist on the nationwide journal Awards, he has written for and edited at Eye Weekly, Spacing journal, and The Walrus.

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Download E-books The War With Mr. Wizzle PDF

By Gordon Korman

Republished in 2003 below the identify The Wizzle War.

*NOTE* this can be the unique textual content, no longer the 2003 rewrite/republish. The Magnetronic 515 is undamaged, and there's no wizzleware.

Walter C. Wizzle and and his laptop are attempting to take over Macdonald corridor! Wizzle is making every person put on a tie and is giving out demerits and detentions like they're going out of favor! Bruno and boots have had adequate. If The Fish (Headmaster Sturgeon) won't do whatever, they are going to. Wizzle has obtained to move!

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Download E-books Direct Action: Memoirs of an Urban Guerrilla PDF

By Ann Hansen

Direct Action chronicles the exciting fast moving motion of the Guerrilla crew that blew up the political activist scene of the 80's. Hansen and her Anarchist crew Direct motion have been liable for quite a few dramatic political acts, together with the bombing of the Litton platforms plant in Toronto. After criminal protest activities didn't cease Litton from making advice platforms for Cruise missiles, Direct motion defended the Earth, explosively. also, Hansen with different radical feminists confirmed the purple scorching Video chain simply how sizzling their unlawful movies depicting rape may turn into after being firebombed.

Ann Hansen served seven years in felony and is now rather at domestic in Vancouver along with her 3 horses, 3 canine, one cat and a bird.

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Download E-books The Book of Trees PDF

By Leanne Lieberman

Whilst Mia, a Jewish youngster from Ontario, is going to Israel to spend the summer time learning at a yeshiva, or seminary, she desires to connect to the land and deepen her knowing of Judaism. in spite of the fact that, Mia's summer season plans move off track whilst she falls in love with a non-Jewish vacationer, Andrew. via him, Mia learns in regards to the Israeli profession of Palestinian land and begins to questions her Zionist aspirations. particularly, Mia is disturbed via the Palestinian's lack of their olive timber, and the country of Israel's planting of pine bushes, symbolizing the atmosphere down of recent roots. After narrowly escaping a bus bombing, Mia comes to a decision that being a peace activist is extra very important than being non secular.

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Download E-books Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Extraordinary Canadians) PDF

By Nino Ricci, Saul Ralston

Love him or hate him, Pierre Elliott Trudeau marked us all. the guy whose motto used to be "Reason over passion" controlled to arouse in Canadians fierce passions of each hue. Acclaimed novelist Nino Ricci starts with the an important function Trudeau performed within the formation of Ricci's personal experience of identification so one can learn how he accelerated us as a humans, now not despite his contradictions yet due to them. Downplaying the perpetual insurgent photograph that Trudeau crafted, Ricci reconstructs the charismatic top minister as a virtually Zelig-like determine. If his ideals shifted considerably over the years--from separatist to federalist, from fascist to liberal, from civil rights champion to army strongman--Trudeau continuously acted on deep convictions. Brilliantly argued and sensitively saw, Ricci's Trudeau is an unforgettable portrait of a memorable guy.

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Download E-books Left to Die: The Story of the SS Newfoundland Sealing Disaster PDF

By Gary Collins

“They didn’t die like flies, you recognize, like I’ve heard a few newshounds say through the years. Oh no, it wasn’t like that a’tall. the lads who died didn’t simply drop like flies. there has been not anything quickly or effortless approximately it. they'd frozen toes, and palms too numb and cramped with the chilly to wipe the tears from their eyes.”

Cecil Mouland, the final dwelling survivor of the SS Newfoundland sealing catastrophe, advised his tale to Gary Collins within the fall of 1971 whereas traveling to St. John’s, the place the outdated ice hunter might reside out his ultimate days. This booklet grew from that come across and stands by myself because the defining story of the Bonavista Bay males who have been left to die at the ice.

The ancient convergence of ice, seals, and males in past due March 1914 marked the top of Newfoundland’s innocence. males either old and young left their houses from all around the province that 12 months to pursue the once a year seal hunt. one of the vessels that took them to the ice used to be the Newfoundland, a wooden-walled steamship captained by means of the recognized Captain Westbury Kean. without instant aboard the send, the level used to be set for seventy-eight of the lads who went over the aspect and their fates sealed.

Left to Die is Gary Collins’s so much bold and inventive paintings of non-fiction, a storytelling masterpiece. With new photographs and new examine printed, he remembers with attractive readability what background recollects concerning the sealing catastrophe of 1914.

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Download E-books Book of Mercy PDF

By Leonard Cohen

Popular because its unique e-book greater than 25 years in the past, Leonard Cohen's vintage e-book of up to date psalms is now fantastically repackaged.
Internationally celebrated for his writing and his tune, Leonard Cohen is respected as one of many nice writers, performers, and such a lot regularly bold artists of our time. Now superbly repackaged, the poems in Book of Mercy brim with compliment, melancholy, anger, doubt and belief. talking from the center of the trendy global, but in tones that resonate with an older devotional culture, those verses provide voice to our inner most, strongest intuitions.

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Download E-books Canadian Public Policy and the Social Economy PDF

By Rubert Downing

Over the 5 years of the Canadian Social economic system study Partnerships, public coverage emerged as a key theme.

This booklet brings jointly the nationwide Hub’s public coverage and data mobilization paper sequence, 3 papers studying strategic and useful facets of public coverage improvement, and new examine at the hyperlinks among the social financial system and environmental sustainability.

International comparisons current a number of the features of jurisdictions the place public coverage has contributed to a dynamic social financial system area, and papers on governance, financing and procurement specialise in a few of the concerns which are key for the advance of the social economy.

Canadian Public coverage and the Social economic climate is a handy compilation of the most important works on public coverage produced by means of the Canadian Social financial system study Partnerships.

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