The Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins

The Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins

Shawinigan handshake . To give someone a Shawinigan handshake means “ to
strangle him . ” The term comes from the mill town of Shawinigan in Quebec ,
Canadian prime minister Jean Chrétien's hometown . It seems that the prime ...

Author: Robert Hendrickson

Publisher: Facts on File

ISBN: IND:30000122503356

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 948

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An alphabetically arranged reference contains the definitions and origins of more than 15,000 words and expressions, including slang words, proverbs, nicknames, and phrases from literature.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Geist Atlas of Canada

The Geist Atlas of Canada

SHAWINIGAN , QC : The term “ Shawinigan handshake , " slang for grabbing
someone by the throat , was coined in 1996 after then Prime Minister Jean
Chrétien grabbed a protestor by the throat to push him out of his way . (
Shawinigan is ...

Author: Melissa Edwards

Publisher: Arsenal Pulp PressLtd

ISBN: PSU:000060867063

Category: Travel

Page: 128

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Oh, Canada: a nation of hockey players, trailer park boys, and doughnut shop habitues; a nation that can claim Marshall McLuhan, Pamela Anderson, and Mr Dressup as among their own. Canada is one complex country all right, and what better way to document its character than an atlas of Canadian place names as compiled by Geist, the magazine of Canadian ideas and culture? This offbeat yet erudite collection of full-colour maps--many (but not all) of which have appeared in the magazine since 1995--includes a wide range of clearly Canadian subject matter from all points far and wide. The Meat Map of Canada features T-Bone Glacier, Yukon, Pork and Bean Point, Manitoba, and Burgerville, Ontario; the Angst Map of Canada locates Doom Mountain, BC, Dismal Creek, Alberta, and Port Disappointment, Newfoundland; and the Money Map of Canada lists Success, Saskatchewan, Silver Lake, Ontario, and Lac Spendet, Quebec. Each map is accompanied by the stories behind specific place names as well as fast and furious Canadian facts and trivia. The net result is a tongue-in-cheek snapshot of the essential Canadian character, in all its quirky glory. Other map subjects include: Apocalypse; Art; Atwood (Margaret); Automotive; Beer; Body Parts; Condiments; Doughnuts; Erotica; Gay and Lesbian; Hockey; International; Kitchen Implements; Literary; Loudmouths; Malls; Menstrual; Pets; Retail; Sartorial; and World's Largest. With an introduction by Geist editor Stephen Osborne.
Categories: Travel

Material History Review

Material History Review

Despite her sister - in - law ' s disapproval , Prime Minister Jean Chrétien giving
the she seems more accepting , however , of her son " Shawinigan handshake
to poverty protestor Johnny who brings home " his friend . . . a nice Bill Clennett ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015075708100

Category: Canada

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The Full Mountie

The Full Mountie

For younger readers , the line about the prime minister is a reference to Jean
Chrétien putting a chokehold on a protester in a crowd , which he later referred to
as a “ Shawinigan handshake . ” Elsewhere. 120 How Tough a Neighbourhood ...

Author: Warren Clements

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited

ISBN: 0771021550

Category: Humor

Page: 216

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Selected contributions to the weekly Globe challenge with cartoons and introductions to each section by the column's editor, Warren Clements.
Categories: Humor

House of Commons Debates

House of Commons Debates

The former prime minister is putting a Shawinigan handshake on the Gomery
commission . The Prime Minister is doing the CSL [ English ] cabinet shuffle . Mr.
Chrétien is doing everything he can to shut down the Gomery commission and
the ...

Author: Canada. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556035783885

Category: Canada

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Categories: Canada

House of Commons Debates Official Report

House of Commons Debates  Official Report

[ English ] The former prime minister is putting a Shawinigan handshake on the
Gomery commission . The Prime Minister is doing the CSL cabinet shuffle . Mr.
Chrétien is doing everything he can to shut down the Gomery commission and
the ...

Author: Canada. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435076215631

Category: Canada

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Categories: Canada

Is Canada Even Real

Is Canada Even Real

How do you give a Shawinigan Handshake? Answer: d) grab the other person's
neck in a non-playful fashion “Shawinigan Handshake” is the sobriquet given to
the chokehold that then prime minister Jean Chrétien administered to protester ...

Author: J.C. Villamere

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459738850

Category: Humor

Page: 304

View: 895

This quirky ode to a quirky land is a humorous nostalgia trip and a fun Canadian history lesson couched in a hipster quiz book. If you’ve ever wondered Why is the inuksuk more revered than Wheelchair Jimmy? Does the iconic beaver really represent us better than The Littlest Hobo? Is everyone going canoeing without me or is canoeing way less of a thing than it’s made out to be? then this book is for you. Is Canada even real? It’s a question that’s being asked more and more, thanks to our waterproof, see-through, supposedly maple-scented currency and our improbably hot prime minister’s assertion that Santa lives here. In the age of Google Maps and #factcheck, how could the existence of Canada be questioned? And yet how could a nation that’s the home of toboggans, Drake, and KD exist in the same realm as, say, Belgium or Niger? Is Canada Even Real? examines the cultural factors behind the twenty-first-century monolithic myth of Canada, a nation that is lovable and real — if only in your imagination.
Categories: Humor

So You Want to Move to Canada Eh

So You Want to Move to Canada  Eh

Serviette: napkin Shawinigan handshake: a violent chokehold. This tongue-in-
cheek term stems from an incident in which Shawinigan-born prime minister Jean
Chrétien grabbed a protester by the neck, injuring him in the process. The photo
 ...

Author: Jennifer McCartney

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780762495061

Category: Humor

Page: 192

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Laugh as you learn about America's friendly northern neighbor with this step-by-step guide to Canadian customs, pop culture, and slang -- perfect for anyone who's considered moving to (or just visiting) maple leaf country. Written by New York Times bestselling author (and born-and-bred Canuck) Jenn McCartney, this comprehensive guide will teach you everything you need to know about Canada, including: History Bewildering residency rules, demystified Unique laws and customs Contributions to the arts and pop culture (Celine Dion, Margaret Atwood, Justin Bieber) Colorful slang, explained Creative doodles, helpful charts, and fun graphs Hilarious and honest, this guide will delight your politically disgruntled father, nudge your bleeding-heart neighbor to hit the road, and inspire you to plan for (or daydream about) your own Canadian getaway.
Categories: Humor

The Oath and the Office A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents

The Oath and the Office  A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents

Jason Moscovitz, “1996: Chretien extends a 'Shawinigan handshake,'” CBC
News, 15 February 1996, http://www.webcitation.org/6ESJL9wiO. Clyde H.
Farnsworth, “A Scuffle Reopens Canadian Wounds,” New York Times, 23
February 1996, ...

Author: Corey Brettschneider

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393652130

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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“A cleareyed, accessible, and informative primer: vital reading for all Americans.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review Can the president launch a nuclear attack without congressional approval? Is it ever a crime to criticize the president? Can states legally resist a president’s executive order? In today’s fraught political climate, it often seems as if we must become constitutional law scholars just to understand the news from Washington, let alone make a responsible decision at the polls. The Oath and the Office is the book we need, right now and into the future, whether we are voting for or running to become president of the United States. Constitutional law scholar and political science professor Corey Brettschneider guides us through the Constitution and explains the powers—and limits—that it places on the presidency. From the document itself and from American history’s most famous court cases, we learn why certain powers were granted to the presidency, how the Bill of Rights limits those powers, and what “we the people” can do to influence the nation’s highest public office—including, if need be, removing the person in it. In these brief yet deeply researched chapters, we meet founding fathers such as James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, as well as key figures from historic cases such as Brown v. Board of Education and Korematsu v. United States. Brettschneider breathes new life into the articles and amendments that we once read about in high school civics class, but that have real impact on our lives today. The Oath and the Office offers a compact, comprehensive tour of the Constitution, and empowers all readers, voters, and future presidents with the knowledge and confidence to read and understand one of our nation’s most important founding documents.
Categories: Political Science

Fascinating Canada

Fascinating Canada

What are the Salmon Arm Salute and the Shawinigan Handshake? These
references are genuine Canadianisms that are sure to bring smiles of recognition
to Canadians who recall the 1980s and 1990s. The Salmon Arm Salute is a
jocular ...

Author: John Robert Colombo

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459700287

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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Few people have read as widely in the field of Canadiana as has John Robert Colombo. The curiosity of this Toronto writer, editor, and anthologist knows few if any bounds when it comes to the lore, literature, history, culture, and character of Canada. He has an inquiring mind and he seems able to find national and even international twists to subjects of interest or importance. Fascinating Canada, his latest book, is the product of over half a century of research, reading, writing, and thinking. Some years ago the author produced a trilogy of question-and-answer books 1,000 Questions about Canada, 999 Questions about Canada, 1,000 Questions about Canada. The first two were published by Doubleday Canada, the third one in 2001 by Dundurn Press. The same format is adapted to the material in the present book, but this time the majority of the questions are short whereas a good many of the answers are quite long discussions of the subjects at hand: concise questions followed by considered answers. Here is a book about the Canadian past, present, and future. The information in Fascinating Canada is organized under four headings (People, Places, Things, Ideas) and there is a detailed Index for ready reference. This book may serve as a work of popular reference, but it has been written to stimulate inquiry and spark the sense of surprise in the minds of readers who know something about this amazing country but perhaps not as much as the author. Open this book and begin to read ... and match wits with author and researcher John Robert Colombo.
Categories: Reference

Politics Society and the Media Second Edition

Politics  Society  and the Media  Second Edition

Prime Minister Jean Chrétien also had his hands in the wrong place when he
placed them around the neck of a protester in the now-famous “Shawinigan
handshake.” Canada's recent prime ministers provide excellent examples of the
impact ...

Author: Paul Nesbitt-Larking

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442604285

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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Politics, Society, and the Media is the first comprehensive political sociology of the media to be published in Canada. Paul Nesbitt-Larking draws upon a range of disciplines, including cultural and media studies, political economy, social theory, and political science to provide an analysis of the relationship between power and representation in Canada. The framework for the book presents a model of the mutual interaction between politics and the media. Attention is focused in the early chapters on how cultural, ideological, economic, and governmental forces shape and condition the production of media in Canada. Chapters on the work of Innis, Grant, McLuhan, and their postmodern successors place the evolution of McLuhan's theoretical argument that "the medium is the message" at the heart of the book. Canadian identity, and how to understand Canadian media politically, is the subject of a chapter on textual analysis. Two extensive chapters follow on the media’s influence and effects on politics. In addition to standard topics on politics and the media, this new edition offers much more: an examination of the media on the politics of gender and aboriginal peoples, the micro-politics of the media workplace, and an exploration of important media-related considerations. Throughout, reference is made to relevant and compelling issues placed within the context of media theory.
Categories: Political Science

Political Scandals in Canad

Political Scandals in Canad

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN: 1157647766

Category:

Page: 256

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 79. Chapters: Pacific Scandal, Public opinion in Canada on the war in Afghanistan, Timeline of the Canadian Afghan detainee issue, John Brownlee sex scandal, Alberta and Great Waterways Railway scandal, Sponsorship scandal, Tom Lukiwski, In and Out scandal, Airbus affair, Grant Bristow, Nova Scotia Parliamentary Expenses scandal, David Ahenakew, Gurmant Grewal, List of Canadian political scandals, Joseph Martin, PROFUNC, Bombardier Aerospace and Embraer S.A. government subsidy controversy, Beauharnois scandal, This Hour Has Seven Days, Gerald Regan, Alfonso Gagliano, Pipeline Debate, Jack Ramsay, Yves Michaud, Duplessis Orphans, Erik Bornmann, Leo Landreville, Jag Bhaduria, Floyd Roland, Shawinigan Handshake, Munsinger Affair, Shawinigate, Ernie Fage, Tunagate, Dar Heatherington, John Beck, Adam Oliver, Roger Coles, Tanneries scandal, David Smith, Abram William Lauder, Sheshatshiu, Davis Inlet, Groupaction. Excerpt: Canada's involvement in the war in Afghanistan is highly controversial with the Canadian public, with poll after poll repeatedly showing Canadians opposed to continued military participation in Afghanistan. In the October 8-12, 2009 poll by The Canadian Press / Harris Decima, in which the majority 56% of Canadians opposed having Canadian troops in Afghanistan, only among one group of respondents, Conservative voters, was there majority support (56%) for having troops in Afghanistan. In all other voter groups, strong majorities oppose having Canadian troops in Afghanistan. The majority 60% of Liberal, 64% of NDP, 78% of Green, and 86% of Bloc voters oppose keeping Canadian troops in Afghanistan. Among those that "strongly oppose" are 21% of Liberal, 32% of NDP, 40% of Green, and 23% of Bloc voters. The highest level of "strongly support" came from Conservative voters at only 16%. Only 9% of Liberal voters "strongly sup...
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Printers Ink Directory of House Organs

Printers  Ink Directory of House Organs

Author:

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105011854762

Category: House organs

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Containing an exclusive editorial and check-list section of interest to editors of house publications.
Categories: House organs

Pulp Paper Magazine of Canada

Pulp   Paper Magazine of Canada

( Not horseplay , just a good handshake ! ) EMPLOYEE INSTRUCTION
WARNING TO WOMEN Advice given women in an ... Ltd . , Shawinigan Falls ,
Que . . . . . . . . New Brunswick International Paper Co . , Dalhousie , N . B . Ontario
Paper Co .

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ISBN: UOM:39015007527404

Category: Paper industry

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Categories: Paper industry

Canadian National Magazine

Canadian National Magazine

... engineer , Montreal , was born at Longueuil , Que . , in 1878 , and entered the
railway at Shawinigan Jct . , as a fire - man . ... Conductor Durrell , who resides at
Victoria , is shown receiving a handshake from F . E . Carey , superintendent of ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105026221171

Category: Railroads

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Categories: Railroads

Water Pollution Control

Water   Pollution Control

... Good Morning ' or Ontario , in a great many instances , of who unfortunately
could not attend this a hearty handshake . ... Speaking for need of and must strive
for a pleasant Shawinigan Falls and probably for and satisfactory relationship
with ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112008462613

Category: Sanitary engineering

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Categories: Sanitary engineering

Saturday Night

Saturday Night

She gave a handshake, a smile, a word of greeting, and a slightly quizzical look.
The bewitched staggered ... The minister of energy is one of those Montreal
intellectuals who can make Chretien feel like a little guy from Shawinigan. "Hey,
Jean ...

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ISBN: PSU:000065396193

Category: Canada

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Categories: Canada

Who s Who in America

Who s Who in America

Author: Who's Who Publishing

Publisher: Marquis Whos Who

ISBN: 0837969743

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Categories: Biography & Autobiography