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.