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Maude Barlow


A recipient of Sweden’s Right Livelihood Award (the “Alternative Nobel”) and a Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship, Maude Barlow is head of the Council of Canadians, Canada’s largest public advocacy organization, and founder of the Blue Planet Project. She is the author of sixteen books, including Blue Gold and last year’s bestselling Too Close for Comfort. She sits on the board of directors of Food and Water Watch and the International Forum on Globalization. She lives in Ottawa.

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Profit Is Not the Cure
Written by Maude Barlow

eBook | pages | McClelland & Stewart | Political Science - Social Services & Welfare; Health & Fitness - Health Care Issues; Medical - Health Policy
978-1-55199-526-7 (1-55199-526-3)

February 18, 2011 | $14.99

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Profit Is Not the Cure
Written by Maude Barlow

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551995267
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On July 12, 1966, the Medical Care Insurance Act was passed by the federal House of Commons after a ferocious public debate that pitted the vast majority of Canadians against a powerful alliance of business, insurance companies, and doctors.

More than thirty years later, the same battle is being fought all over...

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Blue Gold
Written by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke

eBook | pages | McClelland & Stewart | Political Science - Public Policy - Environmental Policy; Social Science; Nature
978-1-55199-411-6 (1-55199-411-9)

September 3, 2010 | $19.99

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Blue Gold
Written by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551994116
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In this international bestseller, currently available in more than a dozen countries, Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke describe the real and worsening global water crisis, and reveal the plans of transnational corporations to profit from it. The authors present both a compelling case and a practical plan for fighting back against...

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Blue Covenant
Written by Maude Barlow

eBook | pages | McClelland & Stewart | Political Science - Public Policy - Environmental Policy; Nature
978-1-55199-157-3 (1-55199-157-8)

February 24, 2009 | $13.99

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Blue Covenant
Written by Maude Barlow

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551991573
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An Inconvenient Truth of water.

“Imagine a world in twenty years, in which no substantive progress has been made to provide basic wastewater service in the Third World, or to force industry and industrial agriculture production to stop polluting water systems, or to curb the mass movement of water by pipeline, tanker...

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Blue Covenant
Written by Maude Barlow

Trade Paperback | 248 pages | McClelland & Stewart | Political Science - Public Policy - Environmental Policy; Nature
978-0-7710-1072-9 (0-7710-1072-9)

October 16, 2007 | $19.99

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Blue Covenant
Written by Maude Barlow

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771010729
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An Inconvenient Truth of water.

“Imagine a world in twenty years, in which no substantive progress has been made to provide basic wastewater service in the Third World, or to force industry and industrial agriculture production to stop polluting water systems, or to curb the mass movement of water by pipeline, tanker...

Also available as an eBook.

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Too Close For Comfort
Written by Maude Barlow

Trade Paperback | 312 pages | McClelland & Stewart | Political Science; Political Science - International Relations
978-0-7710-1088-0 (0-7710-1088-5)

October 25, 2005 | $19.99

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Too Close For Comfort
Written by Maude Barlow

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771010880
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Canada’s greatest advocate considers our place in Bush’s world order.

Not since 1984, when Brian Mulroney went to New York and told a blue-chip business audience that Canada was “open for business,” has there been such a push toward continental integration and a common market for North America. The big business community...


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Profit Is Not the Cure
Written by Maude Barlow

Trade Paperback | 296 pages | McClelland & Stewart | Political Science - Social Services & Welfare; Health & Fitness - Health Care Issues; Medical - Health Policy
978-0-7710-1084-2 (0-7710-1084-2)

October 7, 2003 | $21.99

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Profit Is Not the Cure
Written by Maude Barlow

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771010842
Our Price: $21.99
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On July 12, 1966, the Medical Care Insurance Act was passed by the federal House of Commons after a ferocious public debate that pitted the vast majority of Canadians against a powerful alliance of business, insurance companies, and doctors.

More than thirty years later, the same battle is being fought all over...

Also available as an eBook.

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Blue Gold
Written by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke

Trade Paperback | 296 pages | McClelland & Stewart | Political Science - Public Policy - Environmental Policy; Social Science; Nature
978-0-7710-1086-6 (0-7710-1086-9)

March 11, 2003 | $24.99

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Blue Gold
Written by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771010866
Our Price: $24.99
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In this international bestseller, currently available in more than a dozen countries, Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke describe the real and worsening global water crisis, and reveal the plans of transnational corporations to profit from it. The authors present both a compelling case and a practical plan for fighting back against...

Also available as an eBook.