Between the Lines

Between the Lines

40 years of books without bosses, 1977-2017

Ottawa and Empire Winnipeg book launch

  • July 13th, 2017, 7:30pm–9:00pm
  • McNally Robinson Grant Park Shopping Centre, 1120 Grant Ave, Travel Alcove., Winnipeg, MB, Canada (map)

In June 2009, the democratically elected president of Honduras was kidnapped and whisked out of the country while the military and business elite consolidated a coup d’etat. To the surprise of many, Canada implicitly supported the coup and assisted the coup leaders in consolidating their control over the country.

Since the coup, Canada has increased its presence in Honduras, even while the country has been plunged into a human rights catastrophe, highlighted by the assassination of prominent Indigenous activist Berta Cáceres in 2016. Drawing from the Honduran experience, Ottawa and Empire makes it clear that Canada has emerged as an imperial power in the 21st century.

Tyler Shipley is professor of Culture, Society, and Commerce at the Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. He is an Associate Fellow with the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC).

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