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Canadian Commentaries


Published in conjunction with the Literary Review of Canada, Canadian Commentaries features prominent writers exploring key issues affecting Canadians and the world. A lead essay commissioned by the LRC becomes the ground for responses by others, opening a place for a spectrum of views and debate.

We welcome manuscripts from Canadian authors. For further information, please contact the Series Editor:

Dr. Janice Gross Stein
Director, Munk Centre for International Studies
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, ON Canada M5S 3K7
Phone: (416) 946-8908
Fax: (416) 946-8915

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Debating Rights Inflation in Canada

Human rights has become the dominant vernacular for framing social problems around the world. In this book, Dominique Clément presents a paradox in politics, law, and social practice: he argues that ...

Tax Is Not a Four-Letter Word

Taxes connect us to one another, to the common good, and to the future. This is a book about taxes: who pays what and who gets what. More than that, it’s about the role of government, about citizenship ...

Rites of Way

There are many ways to approach the subject of public space: the threats posed to it by surveillance and visual pollution; the joys it offers of stimulation and excitement, of anonymity and transformation; ...

Uneasy Partners

After decades of extraordinary successes as a multicultural society, new debates are bubbling to the surface in Canada. The contributors to this volume examine the conflict between equality rights, as ...