New book suggests Canada is at political crossroads on 150th anniversary of Confederation

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The 150th anniversary of Confederation will be celebrated across Canada on July 1, but a new book prepared by UBC’s Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies takes a more nuanced look at the country.

Reflections of Canada: Illuminating Our Opportunities and Challenges at 150+ Years includes more than 40 essays by scholars and intellectuals covering a wide range of areas. Those dealing with the political system and the economic status of Canadians paint a picture of a country at a crossroads struggling to come to terms with growing inequality, political disengagement, and the impact of climate change.