American Review of Canadian Studies

A quarterly publication presenting original research on topics relating to Canada and the humanities and social sciences. This is the official journal of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States. Academic interest.

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 4, Winter

Canadian Supreme Court and Free-Expression Cases under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Introduction(1) The addition of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to Canada's Constitution in 1982 triggered a debate among scholars over the role of the Supreme Court in Canadian politics. At the center of this debate was the issue of whether...
Captive Three Times Over: Preston Manning and the Dilemmas of the Reform Party
Canadians have been obliged to wrestle with their vastly richer and more powerful neighbour, so much so that they have come to define themselves not as they were and are, but in contradistinction from that great and grasping neighbour.... The Canadian...
Cousins of a Kind: The Newfoundland and Labrador Relationship with the United States
"O my America! my new-found-land ..."(1) "The island was worthy of long study, and the folks too--queer folks with strong personalities."(2) On 24 June 1997, while the great world peered expectantly into the new millennium, the province of Newfoundland...
Current Canadian Constitutionalism and the 1865 Confederation Debate
The purpose of this article is to examine the Confederation debates of 1865 in the hope of illuminating some dark corners of the exhausting constitutional quarrels that have dominated Canadian politics for the past two decades. By the "Confederation...
Dr. Henri Beland: Nobody's Darling
In May 1918, in the middle of a debate on the civil service bill, Rodolphe Lemieux interrupted the proceedings in the House of Commons to announce that Dr. Henri Beland, Member of Parliament for Beauce and a former Laurier cabinet minister, had been...
George Ryga Papers
Chevrefils, Marlys, and Apollonia Steele, eds. The George Ryga Papers. Calgary: The University of Calgary Press, 1995. 464 pp. George Ryga, the Alberta-born writer, remains, over a decade after his death at fifty-five, a controversial and enigmatic...
Untangling the Politics of Electoral Boundaries in Canada, 1993-1997
Introduction On 18 March 1994, the government introduced Bill C-18, An Act to Suspend the Operation of the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act (EBRA). Ultimately, the suspension expired and the redistribution based on the 1991 census was completed....