Synopses & Reviews
A sweeping critique of Canadas Prime Minister Stephen Harpers foreign policy, this book examines his role in backing brutal dictatorships and withdrawing Canadian support for popular democratic movements in the Middle East. The book also discusses Canadas extensive military campaign in Libya, opposition to social transformation in Latin America, and support for a right-wing Israeli government. With an eye to Canadas growing international isolation, it is a must read for those who are wanting changes in Canadas foreign policy.
Stephen Harper's foreign policy documents the sordid story of the Canadian government's sabotage of international environmental efforts, a government totally committed to tar sands producers and a mining industry widely criticized for abuses. Furthermore, this sweeping critique details Harper's opposition to the "Arab Spring" democracy movement and his backing of repressive Middle East monarchies, as well as his support for a military coup in Honduras and indifference to suffering of Haitians following the earthquake that devastated their country. The book explores Canada's extensive military campaign in Libya, opposition to social transformation in Latin America and support for a right-wing Israeli government. With an eye to Canada's growing international isolation, The Ugly Canadian is a must read for those who would like to see Canada adopt a more just foreign policy.
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About the Author
Yves Engler is a writer and a political activist. He is the author of The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy, Canada in Haiti, and Stop Signs. His work has also been featured in the Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen, and the Toronto Star.