The Night Canada Stood Still

The Quebec-sovereignist juggernaut begun with the construction of the Parti Québécois in 1968 and climaxed within the provincial referendum on sovereignty, hung on October 30, 1995. On that notable night, Canadians from all walks of existence, in each area of the rustic, sat glued to their tv monitors as polling effects trickled in from throughout Quebec. in contrast to the 1st referendum, in 1980, whilst the victory of the federalist No vote led by means of Pierre Trudeau used to be a foregone end, the race in October 1995 used to be a lifeless warmth. All night, the returns pitched and rolled, and concerned Canadians pitched and rolled in addition to them. in any case, the No vote gained through the narrowest of margins, 50.56% to 49.44%. This used to be no euphoric victory, no effortless vindication of Sir John A.'s federalist dream. by no means earlier than had the rustic come head to head with its personal forthcoming extinction.

In The evening Canada Stood Still, Robert Wright revisits the drama and intrigue that introduced Quebecers and Canadians alike to that fateful watershed event.

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The Origin of Species

By Nino Ricci

Winner of the 2008 Governor General’s Award for Fiction

Montreal through the turbulent mid-1980s: Chernobyl has set Geiger counters thrumming around the globe, HIV/AIDS is slicing a dangerous swath throughout the homosexual inhabitants all over the world, and in the community, tempers are flaring over the hot codification of French because the authentic language of Quebec. Hiding out in a seedy house close to campus, Alex Fratarcangeli (“Don’t fear. . . . I can’t even pronounce it myself”), an ungainly, thirty-something grad pupil, is affected by the feeling that his whole existence is a fraud. Scarred by means of father and a perilous dating along with his ex Liz, and fed on through a floundering dissertation linking Darwin’s concept of evolution with the heritage of human narrative, Alex has come to view love and different human feelings as “evolutionary surplus, haphazard neural responses that nature had latched onto for its personal insidious purposes.” while Alex gets a letter from Ingrid, the gorgeous girl he knew years in the past in Sweden, notifying him of the lifestyles of his five-year-old son, he's gripped by means of a paralytic terror. every time Alex’s options develop darkest, he recollects Desmond, the British professor with doubtful credentials whom he met years in the past within the Galapagos. Treacherous and despicable, donning his ignominy like his rumpled jacket, Desmond still stuck Alex in his thrall and led him to a couple life-altering truths in the course of their weeks exploring Darwin’s islands jointly. it is just now that Alex can start to understand those not going lifestyles classes, and spot a glimmer of desire shining via what he had suggestion used to be meaninglessness.

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The Occupied Garden: A Family Memoir of War-Torn Holland

The Occupied Garden is the robust precise tale of a marketplace gardener and his fiercely religious spouse who have been residing an easy lifestyles in Holland whilst the Nazis invaded in 1940. throughout the next profession, Gerrit and Cor den Hartog struggled to maintain their younger kinfolk from ravenous and from being damaged up in an period of intimidation, disappearances, and bombings -- until eventually one devastating day after they came upon they have been not able to guard their young ones from the war.

It wasn’t till lengthy after Gerrit and Cor’s deaths that their granddaughters started to piece their tale jointly; combing via Dutch data, kin lore, and a neighbor’s wartime diary, den Hartog and Kasaboski have lovingly and seamlessly recreated their grandparents’ wartime years. the result's a rare story of strife and complication that includes moments of breathtaking braveness -- a tender mother’s bicycle trip of 2 hundred miles to discover nutrition for her youngsters, a brother and sister’s determined break out into unoccupied France, a pastor pressured into hiding for encouraging acts of resistance -- with a solid of characters that comes with the exiled Dutch royal kin, Adolf Hitler, Franklin Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill. however it is Gerrit and Cor who take heart degree in what's eventually a deeply relocating love tale of a guy and girl who drew energy from one another all through these tricky years.

Poignant and unforgettable, The Occupied Garden is a testomony to the resiliency of standard humans dwelling in a unprecedented time, written via sisters made up our minds to maintain their kin heritage alive.

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Frommer's Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island (Frommer's Complete Guides)

  • Frommer's Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island is filled with all of the proof, advice, and outlines you must have an ideal holiday
  • Our writer has written approximately and lived in Atlantic Canada for years, so she's capable of supply useful insights and recommendation. She'll steer you clear of the touristy and the inauthentic and exhibit you the genuine center of the Provinces.
  • Follow her alternatives for the easiest shuttle stories -- together with sea-kayaking Nova Scotia, cycling the Cabot path, mountain climbing Gros Morne nationwide Park, using alongside the Viking path in Newfoundland, strolling via Annapolis Royal in Nova Scotia, and feasting on clean lobster and Digby scallops -- and you are bound to have a stupendous journey.
  • A advisor to the natural world of the Atlantic Provinces potential you will not leave out a moose or loon; simply continue your binoculars convenient.
  • Also integrated are actual neighborhood and city maps, updated recommendation on discovering the easiest package deal bargains, and a web listing that makes trip-planning a snap.

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Champlain's Dream

By David Hackett Fischer

During this sweeping, captivating biography, acclaimed historian David Hackett Fischer brings to lifestyles the amazing Samuel de Champlain -- soldier, secret agent, grasp mariner, explorer, cartographer, artist, and Father of latest France.

Born on France's Atlantic coast, Champlain grew to manhood in a rustic riven by way of spiritual battle. The old checklist is uncertain on even if Champlain used to be baptized Protestant or Catholic, yet he fought in France's non secular wars for the fellow who might develop into Henri IV, one among France's maximum kings, and prefer Henri, he was once religiously tolerant in an age of murderous sectarianism. Champlain used to be additionally an excellent navigator. He went to sea as a boy and over the years obtained the abilities that allowed him to make twenty-seven Atlantic crossings with no wasting a boat.

yet we consider Champlain frequently as an excellent explorer. strolling and by way of send and canoe, he traveled via what are actually six Canadian provinces and 5 American states. Over greater than thirty years he based, colonized, and administered French settlements in North the US. crusing often among France and Canada, he maneuvered via court docket intrigue in Paris and negotiated between greater than a dozen Indian countries in North the United States to set up New France. Champlain had early aid from Henri IV and later Louis XIII, however the Queen Regent Marie de Medici and Cardinal Richelieu adversarial his efforts. regardless of a lot resistance and plenty of defeats, Champlain, by way of his fantastic commitment and stamina, ultimately tested France's New global colony. He attempted regularly to keep up peace between Indian international locations that have been occasionally at struggle with each other, but if he needed to, he took up hands and forcefully imposed a brand new stability of strength, proving himself an impressive strategist and warrior.

all through his 3 many years in North the US, Champlain remained devoted to a amazing imaginative and prescient, a Grand layout for France's colony. He inspired intermarriage one of the French colonists and the natives, and he insisted on tolerance for Protestants. He used to be a visionary chief, particularly in comparison to his English and Spanish contemporaries -- a guy who dreamed of humanity and peace in an international of cruelty and violence.

This tremendous biography, the 1st in a long time, is as dramatic and interesting because the existence it portrays. Deeply researched, it truly is illustrated all through with many modern pictures and maps, together with numerous drawn via Champlain himself.

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Canada 1911: The Decisive Election that Shaped the Country

One hundred years in the past, Canadians went to the polls to determine the destiny in their kingdom in an election that raised matters very important to Canada’s nationwide independence and its position on this planet. Canadians confronted a transparent selection among loose exchange with the us and constancy to the British Empire, and the choices they made in September 1911 assisted in shaping Canada’s political and financial heritage for the remainder of the century. Canada 1911 revisits and re-examines this momentous flip in Canadian historical past, while Canadians really chanced on themselves at a parting of the methods. It used to be Canada’s first nice glossy election and one of many first expressions of the beginning of recent Canada. The poet Rudyard Kipling famously wrote on the time that this election was once not anything lower than a struggle for Canada’s soul. This ebook will clarify why.

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Transparent Lives: Surveillance in Canada (Athabasca University Press)

Many Canadians are acutely aware that executive corporations behavior mass surveillance utilizing cellphone and on-line facts. Fewer are conscious of being lower than consistent surveillance of their daily lives. we can't stroll downtown, attend a category, pay with a bank card, hop on an plane, or make a telephone name with no info being captured and processed. the place does it pass? Who uses it? Is lack of keep watch over of our own facts the associated fee paid for social media and digital communications, or will we tolerate a method that makes us noticeable ― and hence susceptible ― to others as by no means earlier than? specialists from a seven-year multi-disciplinary learn venture clarify how surveillance is increasing ― commonly unchecked ― into each side of our lives, and what to do approximately it.

The New Transparency: Surveillance and Social Sorting ― an incredible Collaborative examine Initiative funded by way of the Social Sciences and arts study Council of Canada ― seeks to appreciate the criteria contributing to the growth of surveillance as a expertise of governance, together with its underlying rules, technological infrastructures, and institutional frameworks, and to clarify the social outcomes of surveillance for associations and for traditional humans. Transparent Lives displays learn carried out in the course of the first half this seven-year undertaking. the quantity used to be together authored by means of 11 individuals of the hot Transparency group: Colin J. Bennett, Andrew Clement, Arthur Cockfield, Aaron Doyle, Kevin D. Haggerty, Stephane Leman-Langlois, David Lyon, Benjamin Muller, David Murakami wooden, Laureen Snider, and Valerie Steeves.

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The Courage of the Early Morning: A Biography of the Great Ace of World War I

By William Arthur Bishop

A high-flying, action-packed story for readers of every age in regards to the adventurous lifetime of a Canadian icon.

William Avery Bishop survived greater than a hundred and seventy air battles in the course of global struggle I and was once given respectable credits for taking pictures down seventy-two German airplane. specialists on aerial battle recognize that his relentless air struggling with concepts and abilities as a super individualist and marksman have been certain and his checklist unsurpassed. He used to be the 1st guy in British army background to obtain the Victoria pass, the prestigious carrier Order, and the army pass in a single ceremony.

This remarkably goal biography, written through Bishop's son, is a warm-hearted, pleasing, and sometimes unusually outspoken account of the escapades and heroics of a guy of serious braveness. Eddie Rickenbacker one acknowledged, "Richthofen often waited for enemies to fly into his territory; Bishop used to be the raider, consistently looking the enemy at any place he might be chanced on ... i believe he's the single guy I ever met who was once incapable of fear."

Throughout his existence Billy Bishop used to be whatever of an eccentric a guy of ebullient excessive spirits and feverish enthusiasm. As a boy in Owen Sound, Ontario, although, he had no flair for studying. His 3 years on the Royal army collage have been disastrous an epic of principles damaged and self-discipline scorned. He frequently admitted that his distinctive approach to touchdown wrecked extra planes than he shot down.

In the times whilst fliers may rightly imagine themselves heroes for simply having the braveness to head up within the rickety plans, Billy Bishop gained the distinction of work-mates and enemies alike. He was once one of many new breed of warriors who met the lethal problem of air wrestle and made the plane a decisive army weapon."

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Edible Histories, Cultural Politics: Towards a Canadian Food History

Just because the Canada's wealthy previous resists any singular narrative, there is no singular Canadian meals culture. This new ebook explores Canada's various nutrition cultures and the various relationships that Canadians have had traditionally with nutrition practices within the context of group, quarter, country and beyond.

Based on findings from menus, cookbooks, govt records, ads, media resources, oral histories, memoirs, and archival collections, fit to be eaten Histories deals a veritable dinner party of unique learn on Canada's nutrition background and its dating to tradition and politics. This intriguing assortment explores a large number of themes, together with city eating place tradition, ethnic cuisines, and the arguable background of margarine in Canada. It additionally covers a wide time-span, from early touch among ecu settlers and primary international locations in the course of the finish of the 20 th century.

Edible Histories intertwines details of Canada's 'foodways' – the practices and traditions linked to nutrients and meals education – and tales of immigration, politics, gender, economics, technology, drugs and faith. refined, culturally delicate, and obtainable, Edible Histories will entice scholars, historians, and foodies alike.

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The Canadian Federal Election of 2011

By Christopher Dornan

Written through the key professionals, The Canadian Federal Election of 2011 offers a whole research of all features of the campaigns and the end result of the election.

The Canadian Federal Election of 2011 is a complete research of all facets of the crusade and election final result. The chapters, written via major teachers, research the concepts, successes, and screw ups of the foremost political events the Conservatives (Faron Ellis and Peter Woolstencroft), the Liberals (Brooke Jeffrey), the hot Democrats (David McGrane), the Bloc Qubcois (Eric Belanger and Richard Nadeau), and the golf green celebration (Susan Harada).

Also featured during this quantity are chapters at the nature of neighborhood campaigning (Alex Marland), the polls (André Turcotte), the crusade within the new social media (Mary Francoli, Josh Greenberg and Christopher Waddell), and the character of recent conservatism (Jonathan Malloy and Jim Farney). The booklet concludes with a close research of balloting behaviour in 2011 (Harold Clarke and Tom Scotto) and an review of even if Canada is headed for a Stephen Harper dynasty (Jon H. Pammett and Lawrence LeDuc). Appendices include all the election results.

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