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    The Governor General’s Literary Awards of Canada A Bibliography Andrew David Irvine Canada
    9780776627397 Hardcover REFERENCE / Bibliographies & Indexes Publication Date:November 27, 2018
    $79.95 CAD 152.4 x 228.6 mm | 738 gr | 460 pages Carton Quantity:14 Canadian Rights: Y University of Ottawa Press
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      Alice Munro, Michael Ondaatje, Margaret Atwood, Antonine Maillet, Carol Shields, Marie-Claire Blais, Gilles Vigneault…

      Canadian writers have long been recognized on the national and international stage, and the Governor General’s Literary Awards have been instrumental in recognizing many of Canada’s best authors, illustrators and translators. The list is impressive: in fact, between 1936 and 2017, 705 books received this prestigious award.

      Andrew Irvine presents the history and evolution of the Awards and extols their importance for the careers of authors, illustrators and translators, as well as for the development of Canada’s national literature. The heart of the book is the first comprehensive, scholarly bibliography of the awards, including the first list of winning titles organized in their historically correct award categories; information about five books wrongly omitted from previous lists of winning titles;
      detailed information about award ceremonies, film adaptations, jury members; and other key information.

      This is the first of a three-volume series on the Governor General’s Literary Awards, setting the stage for an anthology of excerpts of award-winning titles and a collection of vignettes of all Governor General’s Literary Award laureates.

      A seminal work.

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      Edmond Rivère and Stephanie Tolman both lecture in French at UBC Okanagan.
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    A Blanket Against Darkness Catherine Harton, Renée Masson
    9780776627472 Paperback FICTION / Short Stories Publication Date:April 30, 2019
    $19.95 CAD 127 x 203.2 mm | 141 gr | 117 pages Carton Quantity:72 Canadian Rights: Y University of Ottawa Press
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      Deep in the Greenland, Nunavut and Quebec woods—both asphyxiating and oxygenating—unfold epic duels between man and nature. This first short story collection by emerging writer and poet Catherine Harton is finally available in English. In these Nordic woods where the ancestors called blowing snow the sweet breath of death, an artist fashions bewitching jewels out of feathers, a man of fifty-four corresponds with the author of a bottled message thrown out to sea, another awaits the onslaught of the storm to open wide his mouth and drink it whole. Nature flares its gills, in this book, where forgiveness is both sought after and offered.

      A Blanket Against Darkness bursts with stories that spring from the earth. Its relic-filled landscapes, where one single movement can set off the migration of an entire colony, are constant reminders that one is never completely alone. Published by Marchand de feuilles in 2015, Traité des peaux was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Awards and for the Prix des Cinq continents de la Francophonie.

      Published in English, translated from the original "Traité des peaux".

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      Catherine Harton was born in Montreal in 1983. She is the author of Petite fille brochée au ciel, Monomanies and Francis Bacon apôtre. Her works were shortlisted for the Émile-Nelligan Award, the Estuaire-Bistrot Leméac poetry award, and the Alain-Grandbois poetry award. In 2013, she received the Félix-Antoine Savard poetry award. She studies Psychology at UQAM.
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    Law and the "Sharing Economy" Regulating Online Market Platforms Derek McKee Canada, Finn Makela Canada, Teresa Scassa Canada, Harry Arthurs, Francesco Ducci, Marie-Cécile Escande-Varniol, Vincent Gautrais, Michael Geist, Eran Kaplinsky, Nofar Sheffi, Sabrina Tremblay-Huet, Eric Tucker, Mariana Valverde
    9780776627519 Paperback BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Law Publication Date:November 27, 2018
    $39.95 CAD 152.4 x 228.6 mm | 579 gr | 434 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y University of Ottawa Press
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      Controversy shrouds sharing economy platforms. It stems partially from the platforms’ economic impact, which is felt most acutely in certain sectors: Uber drivers compete with taxi drivers; Airbnb hosts compete with hotels. Other consequences lie elsewhere: Uber is associated with a trend toward low-paying, precarious work, whereas Airbnb is accused of exacerbating real estate speculation and raising the cost of long-term rental housing.

      While governments in some jurisdictions have attempted to rein in the platforms, technology has enabled such companies to bypass conventional regulatory categories, generating accusations of “unfair competition” as well as debates about the merits of existing regulatory regimes. Indeed, the platforms blur a number of familiar distinctions, including personal versus commercial activity; infrastructure versus content; contractual autonomy versus hierarchical control. These ambiguities can stymie legal regimes that rely on these distinctions as organizing principles, including those relating to labour, competition, tax, insurance, information, the prohibition of discrimination, as well as specialized sectoral regulation.

      This book is organized around five themes: technologies of regulation; regulating technology; the sites of regulation (local to global); regulating markets; and regulating labour. Together, the chapters offer a rich variety of insights on the regulation of the sharing economy, both in terms of the traditional areas of law they bring to bear, and the theoretical perspectives that inform their analysis.
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    9781772160963 Hardcover TRAVEL / Canada Publication Date:March 25, 2017
    $19.95 CAD 184.15 x 234.95 mm | 762 gr | 276 pages Carton Quantity:14 Canadian Rights: Y University of Ottawa Press
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      Based on an undying love for their city, this book features the creative depiction of Canada’s Capital city as perceived by the young people living in it, as well as a compilation of heartfelt and inspiring stories of locals who call the Capital city home. An Insider’s Guide to Canada’s Capital began as a journey led by creator & editor, Zainab Muse, after connecting with the city of Ottawa and calling it home due to its similarities with the city she was born and raised in, Kano, Nigeria. The book provides a creative depiction of the Capital and aims to dispel the current perception. Its chapters divide an experience in Canada’s Capital into panoramic landscapes to entice lovers of nature, adrenaline-inducing activities for adventurers, culinary options for food enthusiasts, and historical landmarks that shape the Capital and attract history buffs. It also features a collection of memories that travelers from all parts of the world tie to why they love Ottawa. With an introduction by the Mayor of the city, and other contributions by notable figures in the Capital, An Insider’s Guide to Canada’s Capital presents a fresh perspective into Canada’s Capital and serves as a tribute to the culture, age and talent diversity that exists in the city. Published in English.
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      An award-winning digital media agency for smart-thinking millennials.
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