Between the Lines

Between the Lines

40 years of books without bosses, 1977-2017



  • Party of Conscience

    The CCF, the NDP, and Social Democracy in Canada

    Edited by Roberta Lexier, Stephanie Bangarth and Jonathan Weier  

    A closer look at Canada’s social democrats

    Published September 2018

  • Corporatizing Canada

    Making Business out of Public Service

    By Jamie Brownlee, Chris Hurl and Kevin Walby  

    Exposing state agencies and organizations posing as private firms.

    Published May 2018

  • Fighting Dirty

    How a Small Community Took on Big Trash

    By Poh-Gek Forkert  

    An epic ten-year struggle against the biggest garbage company in the world

    Published September 2017

  • Toronto’s Poor

    A Rebellious History

    By Bryan D. Palmer and Gaétan Héroux  Foreword by Frances Fox Piven  

    The story of resistance and activism of Toronto’s dispossessed

    • CAWLS Book Prize for the best book in work and labour studies, 2017 (Winner)

    Published November 2016

  • The Vimy Trap

    or, How We Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Great War

    By Ian McKay and Jamie Swift  

    An essential antidote to “Vimyism”!

    • Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, 2017 (Short-listed)
    • Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, 2017 (Short-listed)

    Published October 2016

  • Queer Progress

    From Homophobia to Homonationalism

    By Tim McCaskell  

    A local and global story of queer activism

    Published September 2016

  • A Future Without Hate or Need

    The Promise of the Jewish Left in Canada

    By Ester Reiter  

    Every complainer will be a singer

    • Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature- History, 2017 (Short-listed)

    Published July 2016

  • Flight and Freedom

    Stories of Escape to Canada

    By Ratna Omidvar and Dana Wagner  

    Would Canada let them in today?

    Published September 2015

  • In Defiance

    By Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois  Translated by Lazer Lederhendler  

    An inside look at the most impressive student protest in Canadian history.

    Published June 2015

  • Lunch-Bucket Lives

    Remaking the Workers’ City

    By Craig Heron  

    A fascinating look at working-class life in early twentieth-century Canada

    • Clio Ontario Prize, 2016 (Winner)
    • Fred Landon Award, 2016 (Winner)
    • International Labor History Association, Book of the Year, 2015 (Winner)
    • CAWLS Book Prize for the best book in work and labour studies, 2016 (Winner)
    • Speakers Book Award, Legislative Assembly of Ontario, 2015 (Short-listed)
    • Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, 2016 (Short-listed)

    Published June 2015

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