A Short History of the State in Canada (Themes in Canadian History)

A concise, based survey of a fancy point of Canadian heritage, A brief heritage of the kingdom in Canada examines the idea and truth of governance inside Canada’s exact political history: a mixture of Indigenous, French, and British traditions, American statism and anti-statism, and various, useful experiments and experiences.

E.A. Heaman takes the reader during the improvement of the nation in either precept and perform, interpreting Indigenous varieties of executive ahead of eu touch; the interaction of French and British colonial associations prior to and after the Conquest of latest France; the construction of the nineteenth-century liberal kingdom; and, ultimately, the increase and reconstitution of the fashionable social welfare nation. relocating past the historical past of associations to incorporate the advance of political cultures and social politics, A brief background of the nation in Canada is a necessary creation to the subject for political scientists, historians, and a person attracted to Canada’s earlier and present.

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Canada 2013 (World Today (Stryker))

By Wayne C. Thompson

This is an each year up-to-date presentation of Canada prior and current. it truly is damaged down into sections facing Canada’s tradition, geography, humans, historical past (from New France to the constitutional debates within the past due twentieth century), political method (including the structure, monarchy, government, parliament, criminal and courtroom process, federalism and the provinces, provincial governments, events and elections), protection, economic system, destiny and bibliography.

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Joey Smallwood: Schemer and Dreamer (Quest Biography)

By Ray Argyle

Known because the "only dwelling Father of Confederation" in his lifetime, Joey Smallwood used to be an wonderful, artful, and debatable flesh presser in Canada for many years.

Born in Gambo, Newfoundland, Joseph ("Joey") Smallwood (1900–1991) spent his existence championing the price and strength of his local province. even though he used to be a winning journalist and radio character, Smallwood is better identified for his function in bringing Newfoundland into Confederation with Canada in 1949, believing that such an motion might safe a standard lifestyle for Newfoundlanders. He used to be rightfully dubbed the "only residing Father of Confederation" in his lifetime and was once optimal of the province for twenty-three years.

in the course of a lot of the final a part of the 20th century, Smallwood remained a well-liked participant within the tale of Newfoundland and Labrador’s progress as a province. Later in lifestyles he positioned himself in debt so one can entire his Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador, the single venture of its variety in Canada as much as that time.

In Joey Smallwood: Schemer and Dreamer, Ray Argyle reexamines the lifetime of this extraordinary determine in gentle of Newfoundland’s growth lately, and measures his imaginative and prescient opposed to its new place as a province of prosperity instead of poverty.

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Curling For Dummies

By Bob Weeks

With the iciness 2006 Olympics bringing Canada our first gold medal in curling, the sport's recognition is at an all-time excessive during this state, and its overseas presence is turning out to be. within the 5 years because the book of the 1st variation of Curling For Dummies, Canadian attendance at curling tournaments and viewership of televised curling has skyrocketed. Twenty new countries have joined the area Curling Federation.
Curling’s profile isn't the single factor that's replaced because the first variation was once released — so too have the game's principles, gear, and approach. Profiles of avid gamers, listings of tv insurance and occasions, and noteworthy curling photographs additionally must be up to date for the second one variation. because the such a lot entire and updated publication to be had, Curling For Dummies will stay the final word curling e-book, for lovers, gamers, and coaches.

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The War on Science: Muzzled Scientists and Wilful Blindness in Stephen Harper's Canada

By Chris Turner

A passionate and meticulously researched argument opposed to the Harper government's struggle on science

In this arresting and passionately argued indictment, award-winning journalist Chris Turner contends that Stephen Harper's assault on uncomplicated technological know-how, technology conversation, environmental laws, and the environmental NGO group is the main vicious attack ever waged by means of a Canadian executive at the primary ideas of the Enlightenment. From the closure of Arctic learn stations as oil drilling starts off within the excessive Arctic to slashed learn budgets in agriculture, dramatic alterations to the nation's fisheries coverage, and the muzzling of presidency scientists, Harper's govt has successfully dismantled Canada's long-standing clinical culture. Drawing on interviews with scientists whose paintings has been halted through finances cuts and their colleagues in an NGO neighborhood more and more handled as an enemy of the nation, The conflict on Science paints a vibrant and damning portrait of a central authority that has deserted environmental stewardship and severed a nation.

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Hard Time: Reforming the Penitentiary in Nineteenth-Century Canada

By Ted McCoy

Prisons have continuously existed in a weather of difficulty. The reformatory emerged within the early a long time of the 19th century as an enlightened substitute to brute punishment, person who could concentrate on rehabilitation and the inculcation of mainstream social values. primary to this aim was once actual labour. The detention center was once built in line with a plan that will harness the energies of the legal inhabitants for fiscal revenue. As such, the establishment grew to become crucial to the improvement of business capitalist society. within the 1830s, politicians in higher Canada embraced the assumption of the penal complex, and the 1st federal legal, Kingston penal complex, opened in 1835. It used to be no longer lengthy, despite the fact that, earlier than the govt. of higher Canada was once forced to recognize that the penal complex had not just didn't lessen crime yet used to be suffering from insolvency, corruption, and violence. hence started a long application of legal reform.

Tracing the increase and evolution of Canadian penitentiaries within the 19th century, Hard Time examines the thoughts of illegal activity and rehabilitation, the function of labour in penal regimes, and the matter of violence. Linking the lives of prisoners to the political economic climate and to activities for social swap, McCoy depicts a background of oppression during which prisoners paid dearly for the reciprocal disasters of the establishment and of the reform imaginative and prescient. Revealing a deeply difficult establishment entrenched within the panorama of Western society, McCoy redraws the limits during which we comprehend the penitentiary's impression.

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For the Record: The First Women in Canadian Architecture

By Joan Grierson

When Marjorie Hill graduated in 1920 as Canada's "first lady architect," she used to be coming into a career that have been confirmed in Canada simply 30 years prior. For the checklist, the 1st historical past of girls architects in Canada, presents a desirable advent to early ladies architects, awarded in the context of advancements in either Europe and North America.

Profiles of the ladies who graduated from the college of structure on the college of Toronto among 1920 and 1960 are illustrated with pictures in their paintings and comprise archival fabric that hasn't ever prior to been published.

The ultimate bankruptcy on modern girls in structure showcases contributions through best girls architects around the kingdom, from Halifax to Vancouver to Iqaluit. For the checklist additionally offers present info on faculties of structure in Canada and contains a record of alternative assets to motivate younger women who're considering pursuing careers in architecture.

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The Long Trail: My Life in the West

A Canadian icon on his longstanding love of the West and his lifestyles in "one of the final actual cowboy nations on each side of the border."

"I continue to exist a ranch approximately six miles east of town of Longview and the outdated Cowboy path within the foothills of the Rockies. On an ideal day, like this day, i cannot think being anyplace else on the planet. after all, i am not going to assert there usually are not these different days if you happen to imagine, 'What am I doing here?' it truly is attractive nation and it may be brutally tricky as well." —Ian Tyson

Ian Tyson's trip to the West all started within the not likely urban of Victoria, BC, the place he rode his dad's horses at the weekends and met cowboys within the pages of Will James's books, and at last that cowboy dream to rodeo festival. Laid up after breaking a leg, he realized the guitar, and drifted east, changing into a key songwriter and performer within the people revival circulation. however the West regularly beckoned, and while his marriage to his accomplice and collaborator Sylvia broke up and the tune scene threatened to grind him down, he retreated to a ranch and paintings with slicing horses. quickly, he'd got a ranch in Alberta and located a brand new voice because the popular Western Revival singer-songwriter and horseman he's at the present time. This publication is Ian's mirrored image on that journey...

From the Hardcover edition.

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Pierre Berton's War of 1812

By Pierre Berton

To commemorate the bi-centenary of the warfare of 1812, Anchor Canada brings jointly Pierre Berton's groundbreaking books at the topic. The Invasion of Canada is a striking account of the war's first yr and the occasions that led as much as it; Pierre Berton transforms historical past into an engrossing narrative that reads like a fast moving novel. Drawing on own memoirs and diaries in addition to legit dispatches, the writer has been in a position to get contained in the characters of the lads who fought the warfare - the typical squaddies in addition to the generals, the bureaucrats and the profiteers, the traitors and the loyalists.

The Canada-U.S. border was once in flames because the struggle of 1812 persisted. York's parliament constructions have been on hearth, Niagara-on-the-Lake burned to the floor and Buffalo lay in ashes. Even the yankee capital of Washington, some distance to the south, used to be placed to the torch. The conflict of 1812 had turn into one of many 19th century's bloodiest struggles.

Flames around the Border is a compelling evocation of warfare at its such a lot primeval - the muddy fields, the frozen forests and the ominous waters the place males fought and died. Pierre Berton skilfully captures the braveness, selection and terror of the common soldier, giving new measurement and clean viewpoint to this early clash among the 2 rising countries of North the United States.

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