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'A Justifiable Obsession': Conservative Ontario's Relations with Ottawa, 1943-1985
Contributor(s): Bryden, Penny (Author)

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ISBN: 1442614064     ISBN-13: 9781442614062
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
OUR PRICE: $44.60  

Binding Type: Paperback
Published: August 2013
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- History | Canada - Post-confederation (1867-)
Dewey: 971.304
Physical Information: 0.9" H x 5.9" W x 8.9" L (1.15 lbs) 340 pages
- Cultural Region - Canadian
Features: Bibliography, Illustrated, Index, Table of Contents
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:

'A Justifiable Obsession' traces the evolution of Ontario's relationship with the federal government in the years following the Second World War. Through extensive archival research in both national and provincial sources, P.E. Bryden demonstrates that the province's successive Conservative governments played a crucial role in framing the national agenda - although this central relationship has received little attention compared to those that have been more volatile. As such, Bryden's study sheds light on an important but largely ignored chapter in Canadian political history.

Bryden focuses on the politicians and strategists who guided the province through the negotiation of intergovernmental economic, social, and constitutional issues, including tax policies, the design of the new social welfare net, and efforts to patriate the constitution. Written in a lucid, engaging style that captures the spirit of the politics of postwar Canada, 'A Justifiable Obsession' is a significant contribution to our understanding of Ontario's politics and political culture.

Contributor Bio(s): Bryden, Penny: - P.E. Bryden is an associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Victoria.

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