The Truth About Canada: Some Important, Some Astonishing, and Some Truly Appalling Things All Canadians Should Know About Our Country

The Truth About Canada: Some Important, Some Astonishing, and Some Truly Appalling Things All Canadians Should Know About Our Country

Mel Hurtig


popular as a passionate Canadian, bestselling writer Mel Hurtig has combed via international records to work out how Canada relatively measures up — and the implications are remarkable, and sometimes shocking.

This ebook is ready how Canada has replaced, a great deal for the more severe, within the final 20 years. because of those profound (often hidden) alterations, we're not the folks we predict we're. To take one instance, the Canadian media frequently leaves us with the impact that Canadians are fairly seriously taxed. convinced, in comparison to the usa, the standard element of comparability. No, in comparison to different nations with our lifestyle, different OECD international locations, for instance; there we are available twenty third at the high-tax scale.

The shocks during this e-book building up, bankruptcy via bankruptcy. How will we rank on the earth in voter turnout? attempt 109th. variety of physicians according to 100,000 inhabitants? attempt 54th. Our rank in decreasing pollutants? 126th out of 146 countries.

Some of the information are inner, evaluating Canada then and now. They again up of the book’s strongest topics: the failure of Canadian monstrous company to show checklist gains into ongoing funding in our kingdom, and (no twist of fate) the sellout of our resources at a cost that no different kingdom could allow.

This statistics-based ebook levels throughout all parts of our lives — together with future health, wages, productiveness, tradition, the media (“the such a lot centred within the world”), and masses else. Mel Hurtig’s message is that we can’t do whatever to mend the course we’re drifting in until we realize it — and realize The fact approximately Canada.

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