Managing the Canadian Mosaic in Wartime

Shaping Citizenship Policy, 1939-1945

Author: Ivana Caccia

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773536582

Category: History

Page: 359

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An account of the Canadian government's attempts to "Canadianize" immigrants during the Second World War.
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Jobs and Justice

Fighting Discrimination in Wartime Canada, 1939-1945

Author: Carmela Patrias

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144264236X

Category: History

Page: 249

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Juxtaposing a discussion of state policy with ideas of race and citizenship in Canadian civil society, Carmela K. Patrias shows how minority activists were able to bring national attention to racist employment discrimination during the Second World War and obtain official condemnation of such discrimination.
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Food Will Win the War

The Politics, Culture, and Science of Food on Canada's Home Front

Author: Ian Mosby

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774827637

Category: History

Page: 284

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During the Second World War, as Canada struggled to provide its allies with food, public health officials warned that malnutrition could derail the war effort. Posters admonished Canadians to "Eat Right" because "Canada Needs You Strong" while cookbooks helped housewives become "housoldiers" through food rationing, menu substitutions, and household production. Ian Mosby explores the symbolic and material transformations that food and eating underwent as the Canadian state took unprecedented steps into the kitchens of the nation, changing the way women cooked, what their families ate, and how people thought about food. Canadians, in turn, rallied around food and nutrition to articulate new visions of citizenship for a new peacetime social order.
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The Punjabis in British Columbia

Location, Labour, First Nations, and Multiculturalism

Author: Kamala Elizabeth Nayar

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773540709

Category: Social Science

Page: 361

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In this richly detailed study, Kamala Nayar documents the social and cultural transformation of the Punjabi community in British Columbia. From their initial settlement in the rural Skeena region to the communities that later developed in larger urban centres, The Punjabis in British Columbia illustrates the complex and diverse experiences of an immigrant community that merits greater attention. Exploring themes of gender, employment, rural and urban migrant life, and the relationships between the Punjabis and surrounding First Nations and other immigrant groups, Nayar creates a portrait of a community in transition. Shedding light on the ways in which economic circumstances affect immigrant communities, Nayar presents findings from interviews conducted with over one hundred participants. She details the relocation of Punjabi populations from the Skeena region to British Columbia's lower mainland during the decline of the forestry and fishery industries, how their second migration changed their professional and personal lives, and how their history continues to shape the identities and experiences of Punjabis in Canada today. A nuanced look at the complexities of social and cultural adaptation, The Punjabis in British Columbia adds an essential perspective to what it means to be Canadian.
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From Peasants to Labourers

Ukrainian and Belarusan Immigration from the Russian Empire to Canada

Author: V. Kukushkin

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773560467

Category: History

Page: 304

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Written from the migration systems perspective, From Peasants to Labourers places the migration of Ukrainian and Belarusan peasant-workers within the context of Old- and New-World economic structures and state policies. Through painstaking analysis of thousands of personal migrant files in the archives of the Russian consulates in Canada, Kukushkin fills a void in our knowledge of the geographic origins, spatial trajectories, and ethnic composition of early twentieth-century Canadian immigration from Eastern Europe. From Peasants to Labourers also provides important insights into the nature of ethnic identity formation through an exploration of the meaning of "Russianness" in early twentieth-century Canada.
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The Irregulars

Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington

Author: Jennet Conant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743294599

Category: History

Page: 416

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A best-selling account describes the intelligence operations of allied forces during World War II as experienced by wounded RAF pilot Roald Dahl, a patriot who infiltrated the upper reaches of Georgetown society and worked with such figures as Churchill, Roosevelt, and spy chief William Stephenson to influence U.S. policy in favor of England. Reprint.
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Policy Analysis in Canada

Author: Laurent Dobuzinskis,Michael Howlett,David Laycock

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442690771

Category: Political Science

Page: 592

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The growth of what some academics refer to as 'the policy analysis movement' represents an effort to reform certain aspects of government behaviour. The policy analysis movement is the result of efforts made by actors inside and outside formal political decision-making processes to improve policy outcomes by applying systematic evaluative rationality to the development and implementation of policy options. This volume offers a comprehensive overview of the many ways in which the policy analysis movement has been conducted, and to what effect, in Canadian governments and, for the first time, in business associations, labour unions, universities, and other non-governmental organizations. Editors Laurent Dobuzinskis, Michael Howlett, and David Laycock have brought together a wide range of contributors to address questions such as: What do policy analysts do? What techniques and approaches do they use? What is their influence on policy-making in Canada? Is there a policy analysis deficit? What norms and values guide the work done by policy analysts working in different institutional settings? Contributors focus on the sociology of policy analysis, demonstrating how analysts working in different organizations tend to have different interests and to utilize different techniques. They compare and analyze the significance of these different styles and approaches, and speculate about their impact on the policy process.
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None is Too Many

Canada and the Jews of Europe, 1933-1948

Author: Irving Abella,Harold Martin Troper

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442614072

Category: History

Page: 340

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Winner of the National Jewish Book Award (Holocaust Category) Winner of the Canadian Historical Association John A. Macdonald Prize Featured in The Literary Review of Canada 100: Canada's Most Important Books [This is a story best summed up in the words of an anonymous senior Canadian official who, in the midst of a rambling, off-the-record discussion with journalists in 1945, was asked how many Jews would be allowed into Canada after the war … 'None,' he said, 'is too many.' From the Preface One of the most significant studies of Canadian history ever written, None Is Too Many conclusively lays to rest the comfortable notion that Canada has always been an accepting and welcoming society. Detailing the country's refusal to offer aid, let alone sanctuary, to Jews fleeing Nazi persecution between 1933 and 1948, it is an immensely bleak and discomfiting story – and one that was largely unknown before the book's publication. Irving Abella and Harold Troper's retelling of this episode is a harrowing read not easily forgotten: its power is such that, 'a manuscript copy helped convince Ron Atkey, Minister of Employment and Immigration in Joe Clark's government, to grant 50,000 “boat people” asylum in Canada in 1979, during the Southeast Asian refugee crisis' (Robin Roger, The Literary Review of Canada). None Is Too Many will undoubtedly continue to serve as a potent reminder of the fragility of tolerance, even in a country where it is held as one of our highest values.
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Canada and the United States

Differences that Count, Fourth Edition

Author: David Martin Thomas,David N. Biette

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442609087

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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Canada and the United States: Differences that Count investigates why and how the United States and Canada—while so close and seemingly so similar—remain different in so many ways. In seventeen analytical yet readable chapters, leading authorities look at the American and the Canadian ways of doing things. The questions they address affect us all in ways great and small: as citizens, as students, and as policymakers. Our similarities and our differences are not always as we have assumed them to be, and this volume helps us learn from one another's experiences. The fourth edition features new chapters on taxation, revenues, and budgets; health care; banking and financial regulation; legislatures; foreign policy; prime ministers and presidents; and state-province comparisons. Every chapter has been updated to take into consideration major developments and changes since the third edition, including the economic meltdown of 2008, changing electoral outcomes, new census data, and new policy directions in both countries—especially concerning health care and the environment.
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The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (Authorized Edition)

Author: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393342158

Category: History

Page: 592

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Nearly three thousand people died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In Lower Manhattan, on a field in Pennsylvania, and along the banks of the Potomoc, the United States suffered the single largest loss of life from an enemy attack on its soil. In November 2002 the United States Congress and President George W. Bush established by law the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission. This independent, bipartisan panel was directed to examine the facts and circumstances surrounding the September 11 attacks, identify lessons learned, and provide recommendations to safeguard against future acts of terrorism. This volume is the authorized edition of the Commission's final report.
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The Bishop's Man

A Novel

Author: Linden MacIntyre

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1582436991

Category: Fiction

Page: 418

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A priest charged with cleaning up church scandals finds his faith tested in this “engrossing” novel “with the page-turning energy of a thriller” (The Globe and Mail). Father Duncan MacAskill knows all the devious ways priests allow themselves to indulge their temptations. He’s known as the “Exorcist”—an enforcer employed by his bishop to discipline wayward priests and suppress political scandals. He’s also called upon to moderate the emotions of the victims—a task that increasingly wears away at his sense of justice and calling. When an impending public controversy arises, Duncan willingly goes to a country parish to avert the scandal. But this new parish is very near to where Duncan grew up and long nights in the rectory give him too much time to drink, and reflect, on his turbulent childhood. Teetering on loneliness and self-knowledge, Duncan meets a woman he thinks he might love. He also meets a boy who may have been a victim of a fellow priest Duncan was charged with disciplining years ago. As tragedy push him to the breaking point, Duncan discovers how hidden obsessions and guilty secrets either find their way into the light, or poison any chance we have for love and spiritual peace.
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The Canadian Rangers

A Living History

Author: P. Whitney Lackenbauer

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774824549

Category: History

Page: 656

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The Canadian Rangers stand sentinel in the farthest reaches of our country. For more than six decades, this dedicated group of citizen-soldiers has quietly served as Canada's eyes, ears, and voice in isolated coastal and northern communities. Drawing on official records, interviews, and participation in Ranger exercises, Lackenbauer argues that the organization offers an inexpensive way for Canada to "show the flag" from coast to coast to coast. The Rangers have also laid the foundation for a successful partnership between the modern state and Aboriginal peoples, a partnership rooted in local knowledge and crosscultural understanding.
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A History of the Vote in Canada

Author: Elections Canada,Canada. Public Works and Government Services Canada

Publisher: Canadian Government Pub Centre

ISBN: 9780660161723

Category: History

Page: 109

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Outlines the evolution of Canada's democratic electoral process.
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Multiculturalism and the History of Canadian Diversity

Author: Richard J. F. Day

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802080752

Category: History

Page: 263

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Arguing that Canada's multicultural policies are propelled by a fantasy of unity rooted in a European drive to control diversity, Day suggests that state intervention can never bring an end to tensions related to ethnocultural relations of power.
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Nationalism from the Margins

Italians in Alberta and British Columbia

Author: Patricia K. Wood

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773523708

Category: History

Page: 180

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In Nationalism from the Margins Patricia Wood offers a fresh approach to the study of immigration adaptation and collective and individual identity formation. In analysing a century of Italian migration to Alberta and British Columbia Wood documents a multicultural experience and vision of Canada that long preceded the official policy of 1971. She argues that nationalism is not one idea but a "relationship of voices, speaking from varying levels of political and social power, and to varying audiences." The Italian understanding of what it means to belong to Canada does not require the abandonment of ethnic identity but instead demonstrates the ways in which layers of identity intersect. Wood introduces the more spatial concept of "relocation" and emphasizes the complex and negotiated nature of immigrant identities. She highlights the immigrants' roles as active participants in the creation of their own local, regional, and national spaces, underlining the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to immigrant history. Highlighting the "marginalized" status of these immigrants – as Southern Europeans, Catholics, and residents of western Canada – Wood brings their voice to the centre and shows them to be agents in the production of their identities.
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The Third Reich

A History of Nazi Germany

Author: Thomas Childers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451651139

Category: History

Page: 651

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"Based in part on documents seldom used by previous historians, this history of the Third Reich shows how the dramatic, improbable rise of the Nazis happened because of tragic miscalculations and blunders, then documents what life was like for ordinary Germans as the Nazis precipitated the horrors of World War II and the Holocaust"--
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No Free Man

Canada, the Great War, and the Enemy Alien Experience

Author: Bohdan S. Kordan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780773547780

Category: History

Page: 416

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An exploration of the "enemy alien" experience in Canada during the Great War.
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Islam in the Hinterlands

Muslim Cultural Politics in Canada

Author: Jasmin Zine

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774822759

Category: Religion

Page: 340

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Muslim communities have become increasingly salient in the social, cultural, and political landscape in Canada largely due to the aftermath of 9/11 and the racial politics of the ongoing "war on terror" that have cast Muslims as the new "enemy within." Featuring some of Canada's top Muslim Studies scholars, Islam in the Hinterlands examines how gender, public policy, media, and education shape the Muslim experience in Canada. A timely volume addressing some of the most hotly contested issues in recent cultural history, it is essential reading for academics as well as general readers interested in Islamic studies, multiculturalism, and social justice.
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