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The Vancouver Sun published a review of Canada, A New Tax Haven on May 6. Reviewer James W. Wood found that author Alain Deneault’s book is written with “a welcome tone of moralizing zeal in the face of the epic greed he uncovers.” Here are a few other highlights from the review:
Canada, A New Tax Haven explains this country’s central role in the creation and development of tax havens, sounding a klaxon for global reform of banking supervision and taxation policy. The book also delivers a firm slap to those, including perhaps the current federal government, who would seek to promote Canada as a bastion of feel-good liberalism.
By offering both a thorough and unflinching perspective on Canada’s role in the growth of tax havens and a series of practical remedies to the current malaise, Alain Deneault has done this country a service …
(The same review is also published at canada.com.)
Critically acclaimed poet and Vancouver native Adeena Karasick was in her hometown last month to celebrate the donation of her archive to Simon Fraser University. The Collection of Contemporary Literature at SFU’s Bennett Library contains one of the biggest selections of avant-garde poetry in North America.Friday March 17, 2017 in Meta-Talon
All the main characters in this novel are invented, except one. All the towns are real, except for New Babylon. But if such a place were to be imagined, it would be a Wild West town where gunfights are fair play and the law bans only the lawman. It is a perilous place, where the beauty of the desert landscape takes your breath away with the same power as an open blade and a gash to the throat.
On that gruesome note, we hope you enjoy this teaser, lifted from pages 36–38 of In Search of New Babylon.Thursday March 2, 2017 in Meta-Talon
Today on Meta-Talon, please enjoy a very short story from M.A.C. Farrant’s book The Days: Forecasts, Warnings, Advice.
Annual Day happens once a year and it is never good. This year the date is March 2.Thursday February 23, 2017 in Meta-Talon
Migration – the movement of humans from one place to another with the intention of settling – has been top of mind in recent weeks given certain political changes and policy implementations in certain western countries, in recent months in response to the failure of state in Syria and the outflow of refugees from that region, and in recent years characterized by a heightened sensitivity to the possibility of east-west terrorist attacks. Perhaps Canada is a beacon to other states? Or perhaps we still have much learning to do? In the spirit of learning, we recommend twelve Talon books on the topic of migration, refugees, and the immigrant experience.
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