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A Justifiable Obsession: Conservative Ontarios Relations with Ottawa, 1943-1985 Penny Bryden

A Justifiable Obsession: Conservative Ontarios Relations with Ottawa, 1943-1985

Penny Bryden

Published August 6th 2013
ISBN : 9781442614062
Paperback
311 pages
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A Justifiable Obsession traces the evolution of Ontarios relationship with the federal government in the years following the Second World War. Through extensive archival research in both national and provincial sources, P.E. Bryden demonstratesMoreA Justifiable Obsession traces the evolution of Ontarios relationship with the federal government in the years following the Second World War. Through extensive archival research in both national and provincial sources, P.E. Bryden demonstrates that the provinces successive Conservative governments played a crucial role in framing the national agenda - although this central relationship has received little attention compared to those that have been more volatile. As such, Brydens study sheds light on an important but largely ignored chapter in Canadian political history.Bryden focuses on the politicians and strategists who guided the province through the negotiation of intergovernmental economic, social, and constitutional issues, including tax policies, the design of the new social welfare net, and efforts to patriate the constitution. Written in a lucid, engaging style that captures the spirit of the politics of postwar Canada, A Justifiable Obsession is a significant contribution to our understanding of Ontarios politics and political culture.