Journal of Canadian Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 1, Spring

A Critique of Canadian Aging and Health Policy
This paper addresses the state of health policy in relation to aging in Canada. A narrowness of the disciplinary focus of current policy analysis is criticized, and an approach based on "healthy public policy" is described and advocated. Current policy...
Aging: Canadian Perspectives
The topics and authors included in this special issue were selected with the conviction that this area of study has much to offer scholars interested in all aspects of the humanities and social sciences. Aging, after all, is one way to consider the...
Dix Provinces Appellent De Leurs Voeux la Meme Politique De Services De Longue Duree
Les services de longue duree pour les personnes agees ont fait l'objet de reflexions recentes dans la majorite des dix provinces canadiennes. Un bon nombre ont confie a des groupes d'experts un mandat d'etude de leur systeme de SLD et de recommendations...
Environment and Aging
This paper presents a comprehensive overview of research on environment and aging during the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s. Three approaches have been identified that reflect the interplay between scientific and socio - political issues, namely, institutionalization...
Family Relationships and Support in Later Life
Popular notions that older people are abandoned and neglected by their families, or that older people do not have families, are, in fact, myths. Most older Canadians are engaged in a variety of family relationships that include spouses, children, grandchildren...
From Punishment to Doing Good: Family Courts & Socialized Justice in Ontario, 1880-1940 // Review
One of the au current words il Canadian women's history is "regulation." This concept is used to explore a long standing issue, the social reproduction of gender relations and oppression, but it adherents stress that every mode of regulating gender...
Growing Old in Aging Communities
This paper provides a descriptive analysis of the experience of population aging in rural small towns from the complementary perspectives of communities and their aging residents. We begin by noting that high proportions of elderly residents distinguish...
[Margaret McWilliams: An Interwar Feminist]
PETTICOATS AND PREJUDICES: WOMEN AND LAW IN NINETEENTH CENTURY CANADA. Constance Backhouse. Toronto: Women's Press, 1991.FROM PUNISHMENT TO DOING GOOD: FAMILY COURTS AND SOCIALIZED JUSTICE IN ONTARIO, 1880-1940. Dorothy Chunn. Toronto: University of...
Northern Shadows: Canadians & Central America // Review
When Canadian businessmen doff their parkas for bermuda shorts, can you tell them apart from other transnational investors stalking the Caribbean and Latin America? Is there a distinctive style of Canadian capitalism? Is it even worth - while to think...
Petticoats & Prejudices: Women & the Law in Nineteenth Century Canada // Review
One of the au current words il Canadian women's history is "regulation." This concept is used to explore a long standing issue, the social reproduction of gender relations and oppression, but it adherents stress that every mode of regulating gender...
Population Aging in the Canadian Labour Force: Changes and Challenges
Canada's post - war labour force growth has been unmatched in any other western industrialized economy, due primarily to the entry of the baby boom generation into the labour force in the 1960s and 1970s. The 1980s, however, have signalled the emergence...
Social Policy for an Aging Society
This paper provides a discussion of general issues and debates associated with population aging in Canada, using a framework that focuses upon: historical and present - day tensions regarding the principles underlying social policies, and between economic...
Southern Exposure: Canadian Promoters in Latin America & the Caribbean, 1896-1930 // Review
When Canadian businessmen doff their parkas for bermuda shorts, can you tell them apart from other transnational investors stalking the Caribbean and Latin America? Is there a distinctive style of Canadian capitalism? Is it even worth - while to think...
Technology and Aging
This paper examines the use of technology during old age. The increasing need for assistance as we age is explored, focusing in particular on the use of assistive technological aids. The paper then turns to the growing numbers of seniors as a large,...
The Light: Brazilian Traction, Light & Power Co Ltd, 1899-1945 // Review
When Canadian businessmen doff their parkas for bermuda shorts, can you tell them apart from other transnational investors stalking the Caribbean and Latin America? Is there a distinctive style of Canadian capitalism? Is it even worth - while to think...
[The Nature of Their Bodies: Women & Their Doctors in Victorian Canada]
PETTICOATS AND PREJUDICES: WOMEN AND LAW IN NINETEENTH CENTURY CANADA. Constance Backhouse. Toronto: Women's Press, 1991.FROM PUNISHMENT TO DOING GOOD: FAMILY COURTS AND SOCIALIZED JUSTICE IN ONTARIO, 1880-1940. Dorothy Chunn. Toronto: University of...
The Youth Freeze and the Retirement Bulge: Older Workers and the Impending Labour Shortage
A decline in the number of entry - level workers, coupled with a reduction in labour force participation rates, foretells a significant shortage of workers in the near future in Canada. Can and will older workers fill this gap? A review of the changes...