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Making Library and Archives Canada Work: A Superficial Start, 2015

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


What's a Canadian? National identity and religious rights

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

Canadian enough?

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


Ice, Cold and ... Flowers?

Never have Canadians been so united in one complaint.

Our northern nation, collectively, is shocked and appalled by this winter.

There’s been a surfeit of weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth.  253 more words

A Good Home

Today is St Patrick’s Day, I must be Irish: Reflections of a multi-ethnic Canadian, 2015

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

Family History

Borden's Naval Policy, cartoon, 1912

Montreal Daily Star, 7 December 1912, page 3

Borden Naval Policy


Islamphobia is Merely a Lie of the Left

Do you not see my friends, the left wishes to divide our country even more than the ISIS or Islamic State supporters. They wish to say hey you are gay, therefore this is your segregated community. 285 more words

Current Affairs (News From Sources)