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. Volume XIX Number 24. . . .February 22, 2013
The title’s question, which is on many Canadians’ minds (as well as Americans’), is effectively dealt with in this book which encourages debate on the issues being presented.
Should Canadians Have Private Clinics?, a “Canadian Issues” book, is recommended for Grades 10 and up – yes, even for adults. It covers the pros and cons of the issue of privatization of Canadian Health Services fairly well and quite clearly gives the reader background, stats, the arguments, and the perceived impact on Canadians in the future.
The project coordinator, Heather Kissock, is a Canadian author who has written many nonfiction books whose subjects range from animals to Aboriginal groups to rights of Canadians.
The “flip” format (one half is “pro”, the other half is “con”), as well as the mirrored chapter headings, makes it easy for the reader to clarify the information given for each side of the argument.
Each half of the book has a vocabulary page to review key terms, a brief quiz on the information presented, a concept web, and, overall, the book’s contents encourage debate on the issue. The colourful layout includes relevant photos on each page, and, the book, although a little repetitive, presents the information clearly.
Iris Casey is a retired Peel District School Board teacher in ON.
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