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Don Nerbas

Don Nerbas is a professor of history at Cape Breton University and the author of Dominion of Capital: The Politics of Big Business and the Crisis of the Canadian Bourgeoisie, 1914–1947 (University of Toronto Press, 2013).

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Leacock’s Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich, a century later January–February 2014
Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier famously declared that the 20th century belonged to Canada. This heady prediction seemed to be coming true in the rapid economic growth of the early 20th century. Industry and agriculture boomed, and immigrants arrived in droves, although often to toil in the mines, factories and fields rather than on their own homesteads and family…