Eric Helleiner is not a household name in federal politics and government. But he recently won the prestigious Donner Prize for writing the best book on public policy for 2006-2007. The book, Towards North American Monetary Union ? The Politics and History of Canada’s Exchange Rate Regime, (McGill-Queen’s University Press), challenges the view that Canada’s economic integration with the U.S. will lead to a North American monetary union and argues that there is little support in the U.S. to make a North American monetary union “palatable” in Canada. It’s considered the first detailed analysis of Canadian exchange rate regime politics....
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