The West

The West

The History of A Region in Confederation

Book - 2006
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In time for Alberta's and Saskatchewan's 100th anniversary of Confederation, political commentator and writer John Conway examines the unique way the West has shaped the rest of Canada.

The Riel Rebellions, the Winnipeg General Strike, the founding of the CCF, Social Credit and Reform parties, the struggle for provincial control of resources -- much of the impetus for political, social and economic change in Canada has come from the West.
From pre-Confederation to the present, author John Conway, himself a Westerner, tells the story of the colourful and controversial figures who molded the region. His lively history of the West and its peoples offers insight into the experience of Western Canadians and documents their contribution to Canadian economic and political life.
The third edition of this popular and successful history describes Stephen Harper's arrival on the political scene, as well as the rise and fall of such figures as Grant Devine, Bill Vander Zalm, Glen Clark, Roy Romanow, and Stockwell Day. It also describes how the West, the cradle of Canadian social democracy, was transformed into the bastion of the right during the last decade.
Publisher: Toronto : James Lorimer, c2006.
Edition: 3rd ed. --
ISBN: 9781550289053
Characteristics: viii, 460 p.


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Dec 18, 2015

This was my text book at the U of R, when I took Sociology 100 (1990) from the author. While I didn't grasp the significance of a lot of the material at the time. It really explains explains where Stephen Harper (Conservative/Reform) got his ideas and the last 10 years of government.

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