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The Politics of Resentment

British Columbia Regionalism and Canadian Unity

Philip Resnick explores what makes B.C. stand apart as a region of Canada. He looks at the views of politicians, opinion-makers, and ordinary British Columbians on the challenges posed by Quebec nationalism, on their sense of estrangement from central Canada, and on what they see as the future of Canadian unity. He concludes with an examination of the likely B.C. response in the event of a “yes” vote in any future Quebec referendum on sovereignty. Clearly written and provocative, The Politics of Resentment provides a new way of thinking about British Columbia’s place within the Canadian federation.

184 pages

Table of Contents


1 British Columbia as a Distinct Region of Canada

2 British Columbia Political Leaders and Canadian Unity

3 British Columbia Opinion-Makers and Canadian Unity

4 Vox Populi: British Columbia Public Opinion and Canadian Unity / With Victor Armony

5 A Region-Province?

6 What If?




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