Drawing on a wealth of articles written by way of by means of nationwide submit reporters together with Christie Blatchford, Jonathan Kay, Andrew Coyne, Chris Selley and extra, How Rob Ford Happened examines the precipitous upward push and calamitous fall of 1 of the main arguable public figures in Canadian political historical past. From his early days as a crusading suburban urban councillor to his reign as Mayor of Toronto and his eventual crowning because the city’s clown prince, the National Post offers a historical past of Rob Ford with all of the indicators, crimson flags, enthusiasms, controversies and scandals that experience ended in our present mayoral mess.
By Brian Brennan
The large good fortune of Brian Brennan's neighborhood bestseller construction a Province left readers clamouring for extra. Alberta Originals is Brennan's reaction to the call for, that includes sixty extra major and influential Albertans.
From philanthropists to neighborhood characters, artists to oil-patch executives, Alberta Originals is full of those that made a different contribution to the social, monetary, cultural, and political foundations of Alberta. everyone was once an unique who introduced his or her power and imaginative and prescient to the shaping of a province that has a heritage of embracing the weird and entrepreneurial.
Brian Brennan offers a clean examine those province developers, highlighting little-known info from the lives of The well-known 5, "Bible Bill" Aberhart, Frank McMahon, Catharine Robb Whyte & Ernest Manning.
By Joan Grierson
When Marjorie Hill graduated in 1920 as Canada's "first lady architect," she was once getting into a career that have been tested in Canada simply 30 years prior. For the list, the 1st historical past of ladies architects in Canada, presents a desirable advent to early girls architects, provided in the context of advancements in either Europe and North America.
Profiles of the ladies who graduated from the college of structure on the collage of Toronto among 1920 and 1960 are illustrated with photos in their paintings and comprise archival fabric that hasn't ever earlier than been published.
The ultimate bankruptcy on modern girls in structure showcases contributions through major ladies architects around the state, from Halifax to Vancouver to Iqaluit. For the list additionally offers present details on colleges of structure in Canada and encompasses a record of different assets to inspire younger ladies who're taking into account pursuing careers in architecture.
By Emily St. John Mandel
Whilst Lilia Albert was once a toddler, her father seemed at the doorstep of her mother's condominium and took her away. Now, haunted through an lack of ability to recollect a lot approximately her early early life, Lilia strikes restlessly from urban to urban, leaving behind fanatics and eluding the personal detective who has devoted a occupation to following shut in the back of.
Then comes Eli. whilst Lilia is going out for a paper and fails to come back to their Brooklyn residence, he follows her to Montreal, no longer figuring out even if he desires to disappear, too, or aid her locate her means domestic. yet what he discovers is a deeper secret, one who will set previous and current spinning towards collision.
When Roy Trench is killed in a drunken prank long gone flawed, his brother Lewis sees blood at the fingers of the guy dependable: the abusive alcoholic, Eli Fagan. notwithstanding the courts rule the demise an twist of fate, the development opens a seam of hate among the 2 households of Knife's element, Newfoundland.
Desperate to smother the painful earlier with love, Lewis marries Wilda, and the excitement he's taking of their young ones -- Melvin and Toby -- recollects the happier days of his adolescence with Roy. yet as he watches his small relatives fracture, the darkness of the earlier starts off to cloud the current, best Lewis again to Eli Fagan -- and his watchful stepson, Garrett Glass.
In the fashion of Newfoundland literature, validated by way of Michael Crummey and Lisa Moore, Glass Boys is the haunting tale of an unforgivable crime that brings households to the brink.
By John Ralston Saul
Canada has no greater interpreter than prolific author and philosopher John Ralston Saul. the following he argues that Canada didn't commence in 1867; certainly, its beginning used to be laid through visionary males, Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin. the 2 leaders of decrease and top Canada, respectively, labored jointly after the 1841 Union to steer a reformist move for accountable executive run through elected electorate rather than a colonial governor.
But it used to be throughout the "Great Ministry" of 1848—51 that the 2 politicians carried out legislation that created a extra equitable state. They made over judicial associations, created a public schooling process, made bilingualism respectable, designed a community of public roads, begun a public postal procedure, and reformed municipal governance. confronted with competition, or even violence, the 2 men— polar opposites in temperament—united at the back of a collection of rules and courses that shaped smooth Canada. Writing with verve and deep conviction, Saul restores those awesome Canadians to rightful prominence.
By Andrew Hempstead
A desirable historical past, a colourful modern tradition, the friendliest humans, and an untamed wild. Newfoundland & Labrador is a tremendous holiday vacation spot, boasting UNESCO international historical past websites; the one genuine Viking payment in North the USA; the rugged fantastic thing about the Atlantic sea coast; and the old urban of St. John's, providing purchasing, remarkable seafood, and vigorous nightlife. alongside Newfoundland & Labrador's 10,000-mile sea coast, humpback whales migrate northwards whereas 10,000-year-old icebergs float south. Newfoundland is usually domestic to a few of the world's so much available seabird colonies, with greater than 35 million amassing every year. open air adventurers can stroll or hike the attractive East Coast path, preventing at Cape Spear, the easternmost aspect in North the US. And for tradition experts, track and artwork gala's abound. Frommer's Newfoundland & Labrador covers all the province's areas intimately, providing additional info than the other significant consultant. It offers readers with all they should plan an unforgettable holiday, from the easiest position to devour Jigg's Dinner (and details on precisely what that's) and capture a few vigorous conventional tune, to the simplest whale- and puffin-watching excursions and ideal camping out websites.
By Wayne Johnston
Devlin Stead grows up a lonely orphan in overdue nineteenth century Newfoundland. while he starts off receiving letters from the esteemed yet mysterious explorer Dr. Frederick prepare dinner, they completely switch his realizing of who he's and what he may turn into. Invited via Dr. prepare dinner to develop into his apprentice, Dev eagerly heads for brand spanking new York urban, the place he's brought into society and joins his mentor in epic makes an attempt to arrive the North Pole ahead of Cook’s archrival Robert Edwin Peary. while Dev is thrust into foreign controversy, he needs to grasp a sequence of revelations approximately his kin that would ensure his fate.
In spellbinding prose, the writer of the acclaimed Colony of Unrequited Dreams recreates the romance, the politics and the peril of the mythical race for the North Pole. Brilliantly rooted in background, The Navigator of recent York is an interesting exploration of the hunt for discovery, and the way it truly is remembered.
In the spring of 1912, Ojibwe consultant Billy Magee obtained a letter from destiny conservationist Ernest Oberholtzer asking Magee to accompany him on a trip. quickly after, the 2 headed into the Canadian Barren Lands of higher Manitoba for a five-month canoe journey that will cause them to unmapped territory and attempt either their persistence and their friendship.
Tracing the direction of the Oberholtzer-Magee excursion, The outdated manner North transports readers throughout the heritage of this perilous barren region and introduces them to the mapmakers, fur investors and trappers, missionaries, and local peoples who depended on this hall for exchange and trip. via journals, ancient documents, own interviews with Cree, Dene, and Inuit, and the account of a present-day canoeist, desert and conservation author David Pelly reconstructs the various stories hidden during this land.
David Pelly has been touring, dwelling, and studying within the Arctic because the overdue Seventies. he's the writer of a number of articles and books on desert expeditions and conservation.
By Don Gillmor
In center age, debt has turn into the main major courting in Harry Salter's lifestyles. He was once born to filthy rich mom and dad in leafy and privileged Rosedale, at a time whilst town was once nonetheless outlined via its WASP elite. yet not anything in existence has grew to become out the best way Harry used to be resulted in count on. he is uncertain of his position in society, his marriage is crumbling, his son is bordering on estranged, and on best of all of it his father is dying.
As he sits at his father's bedside, Harry necessarily daydreams approximately his inheritance. a few his father's thousands may rescue him from his ballooning debt--maybe even shop his marriage. but if the need is learn, all that is left for Harry is $4200. Dale Salter's cash is long gone. Out of desperation and disbelief, Harry begins to dig into what occurred to the cash. As he follows a path strewn with family members secrets and techniques and unsavory suspicions, he discovers not just that previous funds has misplaced its grip and new funds taken on an unsightly hue, yet that his entire lifestyles been forged into shadow by means of the load of his expectations.