This is an annually updated presentation of Canada past and present. The contents in this volume are organized into sections dealing with *Canada's culture; *Geography; *people; *history (from New France to the constitutional debates in the late 20th century); *political system (including the constitution, monarchy, parliament, legal and court system, federalism and the provinces, provincial governments, parties and elections); *defense; *ecomy; *the future; and *a comprehensive bibliography. The combination of factual accuracy and up-to-date detail along with its informed projections make this an outstanding resource for researchers, practitioners in international development, media professionals, government officials, potential investors and students. Now in its 30th edition, the content is thorough yet perfect for a one-semester introductory course or general library reference. Available in both print and e-book formats and priced low to fit student and library budgets.
Wayne C. Thompson taught political science at the Virginia Military Institute and Washington and Lee University. He has authored or edited ten books and many articles on European government, history and political theory.