This A-Z book takes its readers on a fun and informative journey through Canada's past and present. It highlights the characteristics that define Canada's democracy and its relationship with the rest of the world.
The book is extensively researched and covers all the important content in the Social Studies curriculum.
Praise for Canada: Our Road to Democracy:
"This book is a wonderful way to impart civic knowledge to our children." - Stephen Harper, Prime Minster of Canada
"I can’t wait to read Canada: Our Road to Democracy with my grandchildren. It is the young who will make democracy work even better for the next generation, and we should all start this journey as early as possible." – David Johnston, Governor General of Canada
"One of the reasons we are so lucky to be Canadian is that we live in a free and democratic country. But what does that really mean? And how did we get to this point? All important questions answered in these pages. Enjoy and learn, because you will soon have the responsibility of making sure future Canadians have the same freedoms you have today." – Peter Mansbridge, CBC News chief correspondent
"This is truly a delightful and informative collection of all things Canadian. It is a window through which children (of all ages) can look and see this country and be reminded why Canada is such a wonderful place." - Michael "Pinball" Clemons, Canadian Football League Hall of Famer, Vice Chair of the Toronto Argonauts
"Through my travels around the world - especially as a part of the Man in Motion Tour - I've been reminded time and again how fortunate we are to live in a country with such a strong history and commitment to democracy. This book honours and celebrates the many difference makers whose determination, leadership and dedication to inclusion forged the Canada that we are al proud to call home today. It challenges the next generation of young Canadians to remember how far we have come and inspires them to continue to build a nation where all their dreams can come true." - Rick Hansen, C.C., O.B.C.
" I really enjoyed the book and I even learned a thing or two! On behalf of teachers, we THANK YOU!" - Megan McGibney, Teacher-Librarian at Uptergrove Public School in Orillia, Ontario.
Alister Mathieson’s royalties from the sale of the book will be donated to the Blossom Fund, a special scholarship fund established for Humber students with disabilities and mental illness challenges.