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The truth about canada [electronic resource]. Mel Hurtig.

Hurtig, Mel. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781551992693 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2012.

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Summary, etc.: Renowned as a passionate Canadian, bestselling author Mel Hurtig has combed through world statistics to see how Canada really measures up -- and the results are astonishing, and often shocking.This book is about how Canada has changed, very much for the worse, in the last twenty years. As a result of these profound (often hidden) changes, we are no longer the people we think we are. To take one example, the Canadian media usually leaves us with the impression that Canadians are really heavily taxed. Yes, compared to the U.S.A., the usual point of comparison. No, compared to other countries with our standard of living, other OECD countries, for example; there we come in 23rd on the high-tax scale.The shocks in this book build up, chapter by chapter. How do we rank in the world in voter turnout? Try 109th. Number of physicians per 100,000 population? Try 54th. Our rank in reducing pollution? 126th out of 146 countries.Some of the statistics are internal,...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Douglas Gibson Books, 2012. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2083 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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