Canada, Left-Nationalism, and Younger Voices

Gregory Albo


The 1988 free trade election pitted two old foes against each other. Since at least the mid-60s Canadian political life has been overwhelmingly animated by heated debate between 'continentalists' and 'nationalists' about the economic, social and cultural direction of Canada within North America. The other historic issue of Canadian politics - the relationship of the Quebec nation to the Canadian state - has been intimately intertwined with the first, although each has its own set of internal dynamics and tensions.

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Studies in Political Economy:
Online ISSN 1918-7033
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