Aboriginal Child Welfare, Self-Government and the Rights of by Sonia Harris-Short

By Sonia Harris-Short

This quantity addresses the contentious and topical factor of aboriginal self-government over baby welfare. utilizing case experiences from Australia and Canada, it discusses aboriginal baby welfare in ancient and comparative views and seriously examines contemporary criminal reforms and alterations within the layout, administration and supply of kid welfare providers geared toward securing the 'decolonization' of aboriginal childrens and households. inside this context, the writer identifies the constraints of reconciling the conflicting calls for of self-determination and sovereignty and means that foreign legislations gives you extra nuanced and culturally delicate strategies. bearing on the UN statement at the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the UN conference at the Rights of the kid, it's argued that the powerful decolonization of aboriginal baby welfare calls for a trip well past the one factor of kid welfare to the guts of the talk over self-government, self-determination and sovereignty in either nationwide and foreign legislation.

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The Old Brewery Bay: A Leacockian Tale by James A. "Pete" McGarvey

By James A. "Pete" McGarvey

Right here we've the non-public account of the misadventures that preceded the hole to the general public of the Leacock domestic in 1958. 40 years in the past, in October 1954, a committee was once shaped, chaired by way of Pete McGarvey, to procure and protect Stephen Leacock's summer season domestic, referred to as The previous Brewery Bay. 4 years later a golden key opened front door of the house, permitting Leacock fanatics to pay homage to the slapstick comedian in a atmosphere he had prized above another. because the years have handed, appreciation of Leacock's genius has grown and this present day the Leacock Museum is open year-round to viewers from all components of the globe. The previous Brewery Bay is a Leacockian yarn filled with ironies, the best one being that the salvation of Leacock's domestic used to be entire no longer by way of a countrywide crusade concerning governments, philanthropists, McGill alumni, and foundations (all of whom have been approached in a spirit of urgency and all of whom subsidized away), yet by way of a gang of naive and obdurate Orillians, utilizing out of date political moxie. Leacock might have enjoyed that - his Mariposans exhibiting the massive refined global the right way to get issues performed.

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Rome in Canada: The Vatican and Canadian Affairs in the Late by Roberto Perin

By Roberto Perin

In the 3 many years after Confederation, an competitive Anglo-Saxon nationalism struggled to imprint its cultural version at the rising Canadian nation. It was once countered by way of a protecting French-Canadian nationalism mainly articulated by way of a majority in the Roman Catholic clergy. during this learn Roberto Perin explores the function of the Vatican during this fight, and within the political, non secular, and cultural lifetime of Canada in this period.

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Through a Canadian Periscope: The Story of the Canadian by Julie H. Ferguson, Dan MacNeil

By Julie H. Ferguson, Dan MacNeil

A finished background of Canada’s submarine carrier and the folk who've served in it.

Through a Canadian Periscope’s moment variation celebrates the tale of the Canadian submarine carrier at the social gathering of its centenary in 2014.

Created in 1914, at first of worldwide battle I, Canada’s submarine strength has conquer repeated makes an attempt to sink it given that then. shock, controversy, political expediency, and naval manipulation movement via its one hundred-year background. Heroes and eccentrics, and usual humans populate its notable tale, epitomizing the genuine essence of the service.

Fully up to date and with new and restored photographs, via a Canadian Periscope deals a colorful and carefully researched account of the Canadian submarine carrier, from its unforeseen inauguration in British Columbia at the first day of the area struggle I, via its doubtful destiny within the Nineteen Nineties, to the current day.

This shiny account celebrates the people who committed themselves to the Canadian submarine provider and in a few circumstances misplaced their lives in submarines.

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Challenging Legitimacy at the Precipice of Energy Calamity by Debra J. Davidson

By Debra J. Davidson

Two intersecting moments of the Twenty-first Century outline our politics, economies, and destiny customers for civilization: the mounting proof for international weather swap, now unequivocally attributed to socio-economic actions, and its de-stabilizing results on our biosphere, mixed with the tip of simple oil and the simple wealth it generates. at the power query, non-conventional fossil fuels were promoted by means of political elites because the subsequent most enticing improvement choice. the improvement of nonconventional fuels, notwithstanding, does not anything to relieve both weather swap or the falling fee of strength offer, and generates a number of social and environmental results. the most important endeavour marking this ancient nexus—indeed the most important business venture in heritage, is the extraction and processing of the Athabasca tar sands in Alberta, Canada. The social, environmental, and most significantly political results of this grand test will reverberate during the worldwide polity, and both inspire or warning opposed to expanding our dependence on such non-conventional fuels and assuming the a number of expenditures such dependence will entail. making plans for reflexive societal switch calls for that we first ask how such giga-projects are legitimated, and who's difficult this legitimacy? during this ebook we hint how language and visible representations are used to enhance or problem the legitimacy of improvement of the Athabasca tar sands, and draw on our insights to consider most likely strength and weather futures.

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Writing in Our Time: Canada’s Radical Poetries in English by Pauline Butling

By Pauline Butling

Technique poetics is set radical poetry — poetry that demanding situations dominant global perspectives, values, and aesthetic practices with its use of unconventional punctuation, interrupted syntax, variable topic positions, repetition, fragmentation, and disjunction. to track the aesthetically and politically radical poetries in English Canada because the Nineteen Sixties, Pauline Butling and Susan Rudy start with the “upstart” poets released in Vancouver’s TISH: A Poetry e-newsletter, and keep on with the trajectory of approach poetics in its nationwide and overseas manifestations throughout the Nineteen Eighties and ’90s. The poetics explored comprise the works of Nicole Brossard, Daphne Martlatt, bpNichol, George Bowering, Roy Kiyooka, and Frank Davey within the Nineteen Sixties and ’70s. For the 1980-2000 interval, the authors contain essays on Jeff Derksen, Clare Harris, Erin Mour, and Lisa Robertson. additionally they examine books via older authors released after 1979, together with Robin Blaser, Robert Kroetsch, and Fred Wah. A historiography of the unconventional poets, and a roster of the little magazines, small press publishers, literary gala's, and different such websites that experience sustained poetic experimentation, supply context.

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The Rise of Agrarian Democracy: The United Farmers and Farm by Bradford James Rennie

By Bradford James Rennie

The UFA/UFWA introduced the main profitable agrarian riot in North American historical past. "The upward push of Agrarian Democracy" is a lucid and persuasive paintings detailing one of many maximum mass democratic pursuits in Canada. The ebook makes new and important contributions in the direction of our scholarly realizing of the evolution and politicization of the Alberta farmers' flow over a number of decades.

The result's an enormous research in western and agrarian background and economics. A course is laid from the farmers' inherited principles and customary adventure, gender assumptions, classification competition, agrarian beliefs and a collective feel of accountability, co-operation and self belief. We stick with the improvement of a grassroots flow whose striking political luck culminated within the election of the United Farmers of Alberta in 1921 which ruled the province for over a decade.

There is way extra on provide than a simply institutional learn. Rennie examines this elemental interval in Canadian democracy in the cultural, social and group context on the center of the movement's inception. the writer offers a high-quality and balanced specialise in association, the function of gender, the relationships among farmers and different sessions and the function of schooling within the circulate.

The results of meticulous learn, this paintings is of specified curiosity to the examine of co-operative activities around the world and can provide with outstanding readability and accuracy necessary perception to the tutorial physique of reform events and gender heritage during this country.

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Language and Canadian Media: Representations, Ideologies, by Rachelle Vessey

By Rachelle Vessey

Language Ideologies and Canadian Media explores how French and English Canadian media talk about languages and language concerns, which language ideologies predominate in English and French, and even if language ideologies in conventional information media are transferred to new and social media.
Using corpus linguistics and discourse research and a number of diversified datasets starting from print newspapers to on-line information, observation and Twitter, the writer argues that language ideologies in Canadian media have a bearing not just at the quantity to which Canadian language guidelines are followed, but in addition at the very manner that Canadians comprehend themselves and their position within the state.

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Medicine and Duty: The World War I Memoir of Captain Harold by Marjorie Barron Norris

By Marjorie Barron Norris

"Medicine & responsibility" is the area battle I memoir of Harold McGill, a clinical officer within the thirty first Alberta Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary strength, that used to be initially compiled & written by way of McGill within the Thirties. watching for that his memoir will be released via Macmillan of Canada in 1935, McGill in its place used to be met with unhappiness while the publishing condo, compelled via monetary constraints, was once not able to determine the undertaking to its ultimate end. many years later, Editor Marjorie Norris came across a draft of the manuscript within the Glenbow Museum records, & totally forced by means of what she chanced on, took it upon herself to resurrect McGill's tale. acting an exhaustive edit of the unique manuscript, Norris has additionally integrated a wealth of knowledge including special explanatory notes & topographical maps, in addition to excerpts of letters Captain McGill despatched domestic to pals & kin. those letters are actually written 'from the trenches' & lend an unsettling surroundings & stark realism to the unique memoir. Wartime bills written by way of clinical officials are particularly infrequent, & frequently greater than different average officials, the MO's place within the battalion offers a different viewpoint at the day by day lives of squaddies lower than his command. Norris' painstaking archival study & cautious modifying abilities have introduced again to gentle a gripping first-hand account of the thirty first Battalion and, on a bigger scale, of Canada's participation in international warfare I, making this publication of serious curiosity not just to army historians, but in addition to any Canadian pressured via the tremendous sacrifice of squaddies in the course of wartime.

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