The Globe and Mail’s Doug Saunders discusses his new book Maximum Canada: Why 35 Million Canadians Aren’t Enough (Knopf, 2017), and more, with Joseph Planta.
|Maximum Canada: Why 35 Million Canadians Aren’t Enough by Doug Saunders (Knopf, 2017).
Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: Maximum Canada 
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
Doug Saunders joins me again. The Globe and Mail columnist and award-winning journalist and author has a new book out: Maximum Canada: Why 35 Million Canadians Aren’t Enough. It’s a compelling book that looks at the past as to why there aren’t more people in this country; to the present as to what’s lost with a country that’s underpopulated; and to the future, and just what an ideal Canada might look like. Prosperity can be had with a tripling of the population. It’ll solve regional divides and secure economic and environmental sustainability. I’ll get Mr. Saunders to tell us more about his book and just where we go from here. His previous book is 2012’s The Myth of the Muslim Tide, and he was first on this program in 2010 when Arrival City was released. @DougSaunders  is the Twitter handle, and the website for more is at www.dougsaunders.net . Doug will be appearing with Gloria Macarenko on Wednesday, 18 October 2017 at the Vancouver Writers Fest. Visit www.writersfest.bc.ca  for tickets. This new book is published by Knopf. Please welcome back to the Planta: On the Line program, Doug Saunders; Mr. Saunders, good morning.