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William D. Gairdner

William D. Gairdner, Ph.D., is a former Olympic athlete and professor of English, and the bestselling author of seven books, including The Trouble with Canada and The Trouble with Democracy. Most recently he was the managing editor of Canada’s Founding Debates.

Read about William Gairdner and Oh, Oh, Canada! in the National Post, and at Western Standard

The Trouble with Canada
… Still!

A Citizen Speaks Out

William D. Gairdner


“… an eloquent plea for liberty and independence by a … critic who combines singing prose with a gimlet eye.”
Roger Kimball, editor, The New Criterion

“… provocative and stimulating … indispensable to the national political debate under way.”
Conrad Black

“Gairdner sees bright and clear what Canada so greatly needs, and his mobilizing passion wonderfully animates an analytical precision that should be the reason for a national—binational—celebration.”
William F. Buckley, Jr. (commenting on the original edition)

Two decades ago The Trouble with Canada sparked a conservative renewal and inspired a generation.

Now, in this completely revised update, William D. Gairdner rejoins the battle, showing that Canada suffered a disturbing regime change in the last quarter of the twentieth century and is now caught between two irreconcilable styles of government: top-down collectivism and bottom-up individualism.

The result is a regime besotted with high taxation and big government, a welfare culture that rewards laziness, and a hug-a-thug mentality that betrays justice.

the trouble with canada still

$24.95 CAD / $24.95 USD / £15.95 GBP

546 pages

ISBN 978-1-926645-67-4

Available now from: (U.S.) (Canada) (UK)