Coming May 2017
How Bigwigs and Bureaucrats Transferred Canada’s Best Publisher and the Best Part of Our Literary Heritage to a Multinational for a Loonie
In her controversial new book, Elaine Dewar, named among “Canada’s best muckrakers,” reveals how Canada’s premiere national publisher, McClelland and Stewart, was eventually transferred to Random House, a division of German media giant Bertelsmann, for a dollar.
Part investigation, part memoir by a journalist whose career was shaped by the Investment Canada Act—the federal rules that protect Canada’s $40 billion cultural industry—Dewar explores both how the Act was enacted and how it was taken down, piece by piece, deal by deal.
PRAISE FOR ELAINE DEWAR
“Dewar is a keen observer of place and personality” —Publishers Weekly