Library and Archives Canada is, at its heart, the record keeper of Canadian history. Good or bad, if it happened here, it is likely that there are some records which speak to these happenings. 1,235 more words
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It’s an inevitable comparison every time a prominent American is interviewed on Canadian TV: The Canadian mosaic VS the American melting pot. We as Canadians like to pride ourselves on our generous immigration policies and enshrined rights and freedoms that allow religious and other miorities to come to our country and celebrate their cultures. 779 more words
Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity.
– Herbert Marshall McLuhan
As promised, the rallies in opposition to Bill C-51 went ahead and, I suspect, they have had the impact I would have predicted: they made a newspaper here and there and probably were reported in other media but, overall, the voices raised in protest will join the ranks of others at similar events, events important perhaps to the few who were involved, but largely ignored by the general populace. 966 more words
I will admit to spending an inordinate amount of time thinking about identity. My academic interest, since my Master’s has been about how people of British origin Canada saw themselves, and expressed their identity through the public and religious lives. 490 more words