Broad Is the Way: Stories from Mayerthorpe (Life Writing) by Margaret Norquay

By Margaret Norquay

In 1949, Margaret Norquay moved along with her new husband, a minister with the United Church of Canada, to Mayerthorpe, in northern Alberta, a village within the centre of what used to be in these days a pioneer hinterland. extensive Is the way in which is a set of news from their seven years there. instructed with affection and mild humour, the tales disguise the demanding situations, heartaches, and delights of a tender neighborhood and a minister and his spouse in a truly new marriage. issues comprise the event of orphan childrens despatched to paintings on Western farms, manoeuvring for a restroom downtown for farmers’ other halves wanting a spot to alter their infants whereas their husbands did company, facing the RCMP over liquor present in the church basement, and the generosity of spirit proven by means of the neighborhood to the Norquays. during the ebook, Margaret Norquay’s indomitable spirit and resolution are glaring and illustrate her passionate trust in making optimistic switch and having enjoyable whereas doing it.

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The Big Shift: The Seismic Change in Canadian Politics, by John Ibbitson, Darrell Bricker

By John Ibbitson, Darrell Bricker

The political, media and enterprise elites of Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal ran this state for nearly its whole background. yet within the previous few years, they've got misplaced their strength, and so much of them nonetheless do not understand it’s long past. The Laurentian Consensus, a reputation John Ibbitson coined for the dusty liberal elite, has been changed by way of a brand new, strong coalition dependent within the West and supported by way of immigrant electorate in Ontario. So what happened?

Great international migrations have washed over Canada. most folk are unaware that the keystone monetary and political drivers of this kingdom are actually Western Canada and the immigrants from China, India, and different Asian international locations who more and more are turning Ontario right into a Pacific-oriented province. these in politics and company have significantly underestimated how conservative those rookies are, and the way conservative they're making our state. Canada, with an ever-evolving and starting to be economic system and a consistently altering demographic base, has turn into divorced from the traditions of its earlier and is relocating in a wholly new direction.

In The enormous Shift, John Ibbitson and Darrell Bricker argue that one of many world’s so much consensual nations is polarizing, with the west as opposed to the east, suburban as opposed to city, immigrants as opposed to old style, espresso drinkers as opposed to shoppers of strength beverages. The winners—in politics, in company, in life—will determine the place the folks are and cross there too.

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Health Insurance and Canadian Public Policy: The Seven by Malcolm G. Taylor

By Malcolm G. Taylor

In medical health insurance and Canadian Public coverage, Malcolm Taylor describes the emergence of Medicare, delivering an enticing window into present healthiness care debates. He discusses the likely never-ending sequence of federal-provincial exchanges and negotiations regarding problems with jurisdiction, rate allocations, profit transfers, and taxing professionals in addition to efforts to house competition from a variety of designated pursuits that might ultimately evolve right into a approach that supplied entry to enough future health take care of all Canadians at the foundation of want, regardless of monetary situations. lengthy thought of the definitive examine of Medicare in Canada, medical health insurance and Canadian Public coverage in actual fact identifies the an important contribution of political braveness and management in attaining a single-payer, publicly funded approach. a brand new advent via Allan Maslove discusses the book's relevance to modern debates and drives domestic vital topics - that conflicts among federal and provincial governments aren't new and that, regardless of competition from a number of equipped pursuits, powerful renowned help for Medicare insured that the preliminary venture was once now not derailed.

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A New Kind of Monster: The Secret Life and Shocking True by Timothy Appleby

By Timothy Appleby

Ripped from the headlines, the terrible and striking actual tale of the double lifetime of Russell Williams, who used to be instantaneously a revered determine within the Canadian army and a ruthless sado-sexual serial legal and murderer.

In the annals of psycho-killers, Colonel Russell Williams could be particular. A embellished air strength colonel, Williams was once, for years, residing a double existence as a sado-sexual domestic invader, burglar, pedophile, and, finally, assassin. A version officer and elite pilot, he was once relied on with flying overseas dignitaries together with Queen Elizabeth, in addition to commanding Canada's most crucial army airbase. but his darkish and violent mystery lifestyles integrated breaking into eighty two houses of women and ladies; thefts of large quantities of undies (which he dressed in); extraordinary sexual attacks that left an uncomprehending Ontario village on a knife's-edge; and finally, rape-murders. whilst police raided Williams's home--a domestic he shared together with his spouse, a revered specialist in her personal correct who used to be it appears thoroughly blind to her husband's unconscionable double life--they chanced on thousands of pairs of women's lingerie, meticulously equipped and catalogued. during this booklet, veteran Globe and Mail crime reporter Tim Appleby chronicles a real tale which can were lifted from the darkest pages of pulp fiction, one who bargains fascinating--and troubling--insights on human psychopathology.

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Literature and Painting In Quebec: From Imagery to Identity by William J. Berg

By William J. Berg

This particular examine explores how Quebec's landscapes were represented in either literature and visible artwork in the course of the centuries, from the writing of early explorers comparable to Cartier and Champlain to paintings by means of renowned modern authors and artists from the province. William J. Berg strains recurrent pictures and topics inside those creations throughout the most important sessions within the improvement of a Quebecois identification that was once threatened at the start by means of the wasteland and indigenous populations, and later through the dominance of British and American influences.

Focusing at the interaction among nature and tradition in panorama illustration, Literature and portray in Quebec contends that either have mirrored and formed the which means of French-Canadian nationhood. As such, Literature and portray in Quebec offers a brand new standpoint to technique the suggestion of nationwide identification, a quest that few teams have engaged in additional repeatedly than the Quebecois.

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When Canadian Literature Moved To New York (Studies in Book by Nick Mount

By Nick Mount

Canadian literature used to be born in ny urban. it all started now not within the backwoods of Ontario or the salt apartments of latest Brunswick, yet within the cafés, publishing workplaces, and boarding homes of past due nineteenth-century manhattan, the place writing built as a career and the place the basis for the Canadian canon used to be laid. So argues Nick Mount in When Canadian Literature Moved to New York.

The final a long time of the 19th century observed a unprecedented exodus from English Canada, draining the rustic of part its writers and all yet some of its modern and destiny literary celebrities. encouraged through robust stumbling blocks to a family literature, every one of these migrants landed in big apple - by way of the Nineties the centre of the continental literary marketplace - and located for the 1st time a wide, receptive literary industry and popularity from non-Canadian publishers and reviewers.

While the expatriates of the Eighteen Eighties and Nineties - together with Bliss Carman, Ernest Thompson Seton, and Palmer Cox - have been famous for his or her achievements in Canada, the family literature they themselves spurred into life rekindled a nationalist critical to tell apart Canadian writing from different literatures, specifically American, and this slowly eradicated such a lot in their paintings from the rising English Canadian canon. When Canadian Literature Moved to New York is the tale of those expatriate writers: who they have been, why they left, what they accomplished, and the way they replaced Canadian literary history.

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The Provinces and Canadian Foreign Trade Policy by Christopher J. Kukucha

By Christopher J. Kukucha

Up to now thirty years, overseas alternate agreements have centred more and more on parts of provincial jurisdiction. In The Provinces and Canadian overseas exchange Policy, Kukucha argues that Canadian provinces have maintained a degree of autonomy in line with those advancements, occasionally even influencing Canada’s worldwide exchange kin and the evolution of foreign norms and criteria. the 1st complete overview of provincial overseas exchange coverage in Canada, the booklet highlights the convergence of debates with regards to federalism, Canadian overseas coverage, and the worldwide political economic climate as they're performed out within the negotiation and implementation of foreign alternate agreements. it will likely be of curiosity to scholars and practitioners of political technology, public coverage, and economics.

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Profiles of Anabaptist Women: Sixteenth-Century Reforming by C. Arnold Snyder, Linda A. Huebert Hecht

By C. Arnold Snyder, Linda A. Huebert Hecht

in the course of the upheavals of the Reformation, probably the most major of the unconventional Protestant pursuits emerged ― that of the Anabaptist move. Profiles of Anabaptist Women offers energetic, well-researched profiles of the brave girls who selected to possibility prosecution and martyrdom to pursue this unsanctioned faith ― a faith that, not like the validated religions of the day, before everything provided them chance and encouragement to proselytize.

Derived from sixteenth-century govt files and court docket stories, hymns, songs and poems, those profiles supply a landscape of existence and religion stories of girls from Switzerland, Germany, Holland and Austria.

those own tales of braveness, religion, dedication and resourcefulness interweave women’s lives into the higher milieu, bearing on them to the dominant male context and the socio-political history of the Reformation. Taken jointly, those sketches will supply readers an appreciation for the valuable position performed by way of Anabaptist ladies within the emergence and patience of this radical department of Protestantism.

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The Silver Chief: Lord Selkirk and the Scottish Pioneers of by Lucille H. Campey

By Lucille H. Campey

Belfast, Prince Edward Island, based in August 1803, owes its life to Lord Selkirk. Its bicentennial is a well timed reminder of Selkirk's paintings in Canada, which prolonged past Belfast to Baldoon (later Wallaceburg) in Ontario, in addition to to purple River, the precursor to Winnipeg. Aptly named ''The Silver Chief'' via the 5 Indian chiefs with whom he negotiated a land treaty at purple River, the 5th Earl of Selkirk spent an enormous fortune in assisting Scottish Highlanders relocate themselves in Canada.

Selkirk has been good saw during the eyes of the wealthy and robust, yet his settlers were overlooked. Why did they go away Scotland? Which districts did they arrive from? Why did they settle in Canada? Why did Selkirk aid them? How winning have been their settlements? What impression did they've got on Canada’s early improvement? Did Selkirk notice his pursuits for Canada?

In answering those questions, Lucille H. Campey provides a brand new and robust case for re-assessing the achievements of Selkirk and his settlers. utilizing a wealth of documentary resources, she reconstructs the series of emigration from Scotland to the 3 parts of Canada the place settlements have been based. She indicates that emigration came about in a gently deliberate and regulated manner. She unearths the self-reliance, adaptability and steely choice of the Selkirk settlers in overcoming their many difficulties and hindrances. They introduced their wealthy traditions of Scottish tradition to Canada and, in doing so, helped to safe its distinctively Canadian destiny. jointly, Selkirk and his settlers succeeded opposed to overwhelming odds and changed the process history.

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