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The Future of Canada

As Canada enters the twenty-first century, the macro-economic numbers are looking relatively strong--for the first time in a long while--but major issues continue to nibble away at national confidence. Does Canada still have a debt crisis? Is foreign ownership, especially of the dollar, a major threat to Canada's future? What impact will new technologies have on the world of work, education and culture? What will be the ethics of the new reproductive technologies? Are we educating our children for their real lives? What are their real lives? What will the coming war between public and private institutions do for our universities? How can we address the lingering problem of regional inequality? What about gender inequality? What about the rising disparity between rich and poor? Are there solutions to the plight of Aboriginal peoples? The issues are many and complex. Sadly, informed discussion on the numerous debates that surround the country's destiny remains relatively slight.

Wilfrid Laurier University Press hopes to make a new and significant contribution to these debates about contemporary and future national issues. The Future of Canada series wants to engage Canadians in informed discussion about matters of pressing concern.

Each volume will focus on a contemporary debate and will provide informed analysis and suggest possible solutions and outcomes. Each volume will be under 200 pages, aimed at an educated audience, and will be marketed aggressively. Each will be brought to the bookstores as quickly as writing and editorial processes will permit to ensure that they are timely.

Please send inquiries to the editorial advisory board:

Professor Carol Duncan
Department of Religion and Culture
Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, ON
Canada N2L 3C5
Phone: (519) 884-0710 ext. 3692
E-mail: cduncan@wlu.ca

Professor Greg Poelzer
Department of Political Science
University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way
Prince George, BC
Canada V2N 4Z9
Phone: (250) 960-6636
E-mail: poelzer@unbc.ca

Books in the Future of Canada Series