Mel Hurtig’s , “The Betrayal of Canada”

This is an older book that I picked up from the library in the history section. It details the real problems with the Canadian economy and cuts through the right-wing dominated media interpretation of things. Complete with many graphs and footnotes it deals a lot with the devastation of NAFTA and how foreign ownership and central bank policy are the root causes of many of our problems. I’m halfway through now but a picture is forming of a future where we increasingly have our sovereignty taken away if things continue…

Since the book is fifteen years old I plan on finding updated statistics and comparing to see how far we’ve come and then posting the info. I’m also considering buying Hurtig’s new book., “The Truth About Canada”.

This guy almost strikes me as the Canadian version of Gore Vidal.


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