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Manitoba politics book launch
The University of Manitoba Press is set to release a new book that examines Manitoba politics, specifically what's happened over the past 40 years and what's made us who we are as a province.
The official launch of Manitoba Politics and Government: Issues, Institutions, Traditions is Oct. 18 at McNally Robinson Booksellers 1120 Grant Ave. at Grant Park Shopping Centre.
The book looks at the province's political life and Broadway's approach over the years to the business of running the province.
"Moving beyond the Legislature, the authors address contemporary social issues like poverty, environmental stewardship, gender equality, health care, and the province's growing Aboriginal population to reveal the evolution of public policy in the province," says a U of M Press web blurb. "They also examine the province's role at the intergovernmental and international level."
Contributors are as varied as the province itself. They are; Christopher Adams, Paul Barber, Harvey Bostrom, Rodney Clifton, Jim Eldridge Gerald Friesen, Jean Friesen, Joan Grace, Kerri Holland, Derek Hum, Irene Linklater, Frances Russell, Kelly Saunders, Jim Silver, Wayne Simpson, Paul Thomas, Paul Vogt, Jared Wesley and Nelson Wiseman.
It was edited by Paul Thomas, the Duff Roblin Professor of Government in the Department of Political Studies at the U of M, and Curtis Brown, the Duff Roblin Scholar in the Department of Political Studies at the U of M. Brown is also a local pollster and sometime blogger.
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About Larry Kusch and Bruce Owen
Larry Kusch has been a journalist for 30 years, the last 20 with the Winnipeg Free Press. His is one of the newspaper's two legislative bureau reporters.
Raised on a Saskatchewan farm, he received an honours journalism degree from Carleton University in 1975.
At the Free Press, Larry has also worked as a general assignment reporter, business reporter, copy editor and assistant city editor.
Bruce Owen joined the Winnipeg Free Press in 1990 after four years working in other media.
He's worked in a number of positions at the Freep, including pet columnist, assistant city editor and police reporter. Right now he takes up space at the Manitoba legislature.
Bruce is one of five reporters who won a National Newspaper Award for the paper’s coverage of the 1997 Flood of the Century. He's also the recipient of the 1996 Volunteer Centre of Winnipeg Media Golden Hand Award and the 1995 Canadian Federation of Humane Societies Media Commendation Award.
In a past life Bruce worked at YMCA-YWCA Camp Stephens. He has a blog where he and others write about camp and the people who worked and played there.
You can also find Bruce on Twitter where he posts and retweets all sorts of stuff.
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