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Douglas L. Bland is a Canadian writer. A retired lieutenant colonel in the Canadian Armed Forces, Bland taught defence studies at Queen's University, Ontario for 15 years. He is best known for the controversial 2009 novel Uprising, a thriller about disenfranchised First Nations activists making protest attacks on Canadian oil and gas projects, which one reviewer called "the most dangerous book in Canada".[1][2] Bland followed his novel up with Time Bomb: Canada and the First Nations arguing that a conflict between settlers and First nations was increasingly likely, and offering military advice to prepare the government for such a conflict. A First Nations reviewer of this second book described it as an "enemy text".[3]


  1. Dorchester Review Barbara Kay Uprising
  2. David Martin Thomas, David N. Biette Canada and the United States: Differences that Count, 2014 1442609087 p381 "Both nations should take heed, lest the protests erupt into a widespread uprising as projected in Douglas Bland's creative and alarming novel Uprising."
  3. Book Review – Time Bomb: Canada and the First Nations, by Douglas Bland

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