While Canadians are proud of their healthcare system the reality is that it is fragmented and disorganized. Instead of a pan-Canadian system it is a system of systems thirteen provincial and territorial systems and a fed- eral system. As a result Canadian healthcare has not only become one of the costliest in the world but is falling well behind many developed countries in terms of quality. Canadians increasingly realize that their healthcare system is no longer scally sustainable yet change remains elusive. The standard claim is that Canadas multijurisdictional approach makes system-wide reform nearly im- possible. Toward a Healthcare Strategy for Canadians disputes this reason- ing making the case for a comprehensive system-wide made-in-Canada healthcare strategy. It looks at the mechanics of change and suggests ways in which the various participants in the system governments healthcare professionals the private sector and patients can work collaboratively to transform a second-rate system. Addressing critical issues of health human resources electronic health records integrated care and pharmacare Toward a Healthcare Strategy for Canadians shows how a system-wide strategic approach to this crucial policy area can make a difference in Canadas healthcare system in the future. A. Scott Carson is professor of strategy and director of the Monieson Centre for Business Research in Healthcare at Queens School of Business. Jeffrey Dixon is associate director of the Monieson Centre for Business Research in Healthcare at Queens School of Business. Kim Richard Nossal is director of the School of Policy Studies at Queens University. Shortly after Canadian Confederation Thomas DArcy McGee proclaimed that education was an essential condition of our political independence and that its role was to form citizens for the new regime. Comparing this idea of education for citizenship or civic education to the modern goals of education Liberal Education Civic Education and the Canadian Regime explores the founders principles their sources and the challenges that threaten their vision for Canada. The collections rst essays analyze the political thought of early Canadians such as Brown McGee Ryerson and Bourinot while later chapters examine enduring principles of liberal democracy derived from Aristotle de Tocqueville and Hobbes. The nal chapters bring the discussion forward to such topics as the decline of Canadian Catholic liberal arts colleges and the emerging role of our Supreme Court as a self-appointed moral tutor. Moreover as it deals with the changing roles of universities in contemporary Canada Liberal Education Civic Education and the Canadian Regime engages current debates about the value and place of a traditional liberal education and the consequences of turning our back on the concepts that inspired our founding leaders. Considering whether Canadas early documents and traditions can revive past debates and shed light on contemporary issues this highly original collec- tion presents education as an essential condition of our independence and asks whether current educational principles are threatening Canadians capacity for self-government. David W. Livingstone is University-College Professor of Liberal Studies and Political Studies at Vancouver Island University. 3 3 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 5 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S October 2015 978-0-7735-4609-7 34.95A CDN 34.95A US 23.99 paper 978-0-7735-4608-0 100.00S CDN 100.00S US 69.00 cloth 6 x 9 328pp Ebook available S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Queens Policy Studies Series School of Policy Studies August 2015 978-1-55339-439-6 39.95A CDN 39.95A US 27.99 paper 6 x 9 256pp Toward a Healthcare Strategy for Canadians edited by a. scott carson jeffrey dixon and kim richard nossal A comprehensive look at reforming Canadas mediocre public healthcare system from a system-wide strategic perspective. P O L I T I C A L S C I E N C E H E A LT H S T U D I E S P O L I T I C A L H I S T O R Y E D U C AT I O N Liberal Education Civic Education and the Canadian Regime Past Principles and Present Challenges edited by david w. livingstone Reections on the education some early Canadians thought necessary for citizenship and contemporary threats to that education.