Journal of Canadian Studies

Journal of Canadian Studies is an academic journal focusing on Canadian Studies

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 4, Winter

Aboriginal Water Rights in Canada: A Study of Aboriginal Title to Water & Indian Water Rights // Review
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the "disappearing Indian" was in vogue among writers who frequently couched their concerns with the "Red man's" fate in sympathetic acceptance of the inevitable. Yet not only did the Indian fail...
After Native Claims? the Implications of Comprehensive Claims Settlements for Natural Resources in British Columbia // Review
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the "disappearing Indian" was in vogue among writers who frequently couched their concerns with the "Red man's" fate in sympathetic acceptance of the inevitable. Yet not only did the Indian fail...
An Anatomy of Melancholy: Cronenberg's Dead Zone
On the surface a commercial, Hollywood adaptation of a bestseller, The Dead Zone is a work highly characteristic of its director, David Cronenberg. The fate of its protagonist, emerging from a coma with unusual psychic powers, may be read as a metaphor...
"Ethics '93" and the Freeman Affair
On February 1 and 2, "Ethics '93," a symposium organized by the National Research Council (NRC), was the forum for a discussion of the notorious "Freeman Affair." The publication in the Canadian Journal of Physics of an article by Gordon Freeman, a...
George Grant, the Free Trade Agreement, and Contemporary Quebec
This paper provides a summary of George Grant's thought pertaining to Quebec in order to critique adequately Jacques - Yvan Morin's recent interpretation of the value of this thought. In the process the paper argues that Quebec's overwhelming support...
Governments in Conflict? Provinces & Indian Nations in Canada // Review
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the "disappearing Indian" was in vogue among writers who frequently couched their concerns with the "Red man's" fate in sympathetic acceptance of the inevitable. Yet not only did the Indian fail...
Health Care & Cultural Change: The Indian Experience in the Central Subarctic // Review
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the "disappearing Indian" was in vogue among writers who frequently couched their concerns with the "Red man's" fate in sympathetic acceptance of the inevitable. Yet not only did the Indian fail...
[Indian Government: Its Meaning in Practice]
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the "disappearing Indian" was in vogue among writers who frequently couched their concerns with the "Red man's" fate in sympathetic acceptance of the inevitable. Yet not only did the Indian fail to...
Jack Pine-Wilderness Sublime or the Erasure of the Aboriginal Presence from the Landscape
Inaugurated by the Group of Seven, modem art in Canada is intimately and inseparably linked, unlike other modernist visual art traditions, with landscape painting and a particular, if not special, view of landscape as wilderness. The visual image might...
Metis Lands in Manitoba // Review
In April 1875 Vital Grandin, Catholic bishop for the Canadian North Western parish of St. Albert, wrote to the Minister of the Interior regarding conditions in the region. Grandin raised concerns about the Metis population, relaying their continuing...
Native Women of the Northern Pacific Coast: An Historical Perspective, 1830-1900
Contact with whites often heralded a contraction of native women's roles and brought about a corresponding decline in their status. Yet the experiences of the Nishga and Tsimshian women of the northern Pacific coast during the fur trade and mission eras...
Parliamentary Magic: Sir John Thompson and the Enactment of the Criminal Code
From the mid - sixteenth century many attempts were made to codify English criminal law against the concerted opposition of the legal profession and the bench. These efforts culminated in 1880 with the introduction in the Imperial Parliament of a criminal...
Point-Counterpoint: Ethics in the Media
The resentment over the premiere broadcast of The Valour and the Horror has something disturbingly in cH be valour and there will be horror.What is most surprising about the reactionary opposition of those who want to silence what the McKenna brothers...
Populism and Gender: The United Farmers of Alberta and Social Credit Experiences
Populist parties have been differentiated on the basis of their differing notions about the role of the state, conceptions about democracy, and organizational structures. This paper argues that attitudes to gender equality provide another means of distinguishing...
Reaching Just Settlements: Land Claims in British Columbia // Review
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the "disappearing Indian" was in vogue among writers who frequently couched their concerns with the "Red man's" fate in sympathetic acceptance of the inevitable. Yet not only did the Indian fail...
Rhapsody in Two Languages and One Depression
A short documentary film released by Associated Screen News in 1934, Rhapsody in Two Languages depicts and regulates a view of Montreal in the period of the Great Depression. Although cast as a creative and experimental film, in the fashion of the city...
The Canada Israel Committee and Canada's Middle East Policy
Many observers consider that a pro - Israel bias has diminished the effectiveness of Canada's policy in the Arab - Israeli conflict. The reason for the bias, according to a majority of the relevant Canadian diplomats, is the strength and skill of the...
The Government & Politics of the Alberta Metis Settlements // Review
In April 1875 Vital Grandin, Catholic bishop for the Canadian North Western parish of St. Albert, wrote to the Minister of the Interior regarding conditions in the region. Grandin raised concerns about the Metis population, relaying their continuing...
The Limits of Constraint: Canadian-American Relations and the Korean War, 1950-51
Based on new research from documents in the National Archives of Canada and in the Foreign Relations of the United States series, this paper re - examines some of the key issues of Canadian - American diplomacy during the first seven months of the Korean...