Report on Social Security for Canada, written in wartime, presented to Canadians a picture of a better life in the postwar world. It outlined what gov- ernments could do to ensure that all citizens could afford the food, clothing, and shelter necessary to participate fully in their community. Authored by Leonard Marsh for the wartime Federal Advisory Committee on Reconstruction, the report was the subject of enormous attention when it was presented to the House of Commons in March 1943. Drawing on the work of his mentor, William Beveridge, and of John Maynard Keynes, Marsh primarily recommended an employment program meant to ensure lower un- employment and higher incomes. His report also discussed family allowances to make certain that no child would go without, health care insurance, tempo- rary assistance in case of illness, a pension plan, and various other social bene- fits related to maternity, disability, loss of employment, and death. Today Report on Social Security for Canada is seen as a foundational text for the Canadian social security system. In this edition Allan Moscovitch provides historical context, an outline of Marsh’s accomplishments, and suggestions for how to enhance the welfare state and respond to the social needs of Canadians in the twenty-first century. Leonard Marsh (1906–1983) was a social scientist, director of the McGill Social Science Research project, and a professor at McGill University and the University of British Columbia. Allan Moscovitch is professor emeritus at Carleton University. W.A. Mackintosh (1895–1970) was an exemplary public intellectual and a modest person of rare abilities. In the first biography of this influential econo- mist, Hugh Grant addresses how Mackintosh’s commitment to public service and to the principles of reason and tolerance shaped his contribution to economic scholarship, government policy, and university governance. In the 1920s and ’30s, Mackintosh emerged as the country’s leading econo- mist. His most notable contribution was his “co-discovery” with Harold Innis of the staple thesis of Canadian economic development, which informed re- search in the field for a generation. During the Second World War Mackintosh joined the Department of Finance, where he played a central role in the suc- cessful management of the wartime economy and in Canada’s adoption of Keynesian economic policy. As the author of the federal government’s 1945 White Paper, Mackintosh laid out the broad strokes of Canada’s adherence to Keynesianism in the post-war period. After his return to Queen’s, Mackintosh would become the university’s fifteenth principal and guide the institution as it prepared for the transformation of Canadian universities. This definitive biography of a remarkable man who had a profound influence on the development of modern Canada restores the record on his important contributions to Canadian economic thought and national and international finance. Hugh Grant is professor of economics at the University of Winnipeg. 2 9 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 7 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Carleton Library Series October 2017 978-0-7735-4643-1 $39.95A CDN, $39.95A US, £34.00 paper 6 x 9 576pp 11 diagrams, 6 tables eBook available S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Carleton Library Series October 2017 978-0-7735-5157-2 $34.95A CDN, $34.95A US, £29.99 paper 978-0-7735-5156-5 $110.00S CDN, $110.00S US, £95.00 cloth 6 x 9 312pp eBook available B I O G R A P H Y • P O L I T I C A L E C O N O M Y C A N A D I A N H I S T O R Y • P O L I T I C A L E C O N O M Y n e w i n p a p e r W.A. Mackintosh The Life of a Canadian Economist hugh grant The first biography of a leading Canadian economist and policy advisor. Report on Social Security for Canada leonard marsh A New Edition with an Introduction by Allan Moscovitch Public welfare and social security in Canada as envisioned by Leonard Marsh.