Journal of Canadian Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 3, Fall

As Canadian as Possible ... under What Circumstances? Public Opinion on National Identity in Canada outside Quebec
Public opinion on national identity in Canada is changing. Using data from the International Social Science Programme, this essay presents evidence that most Canadians have a strong national identity rooted in universal conceptions that everyone can...
"But What Is the Object of Educating These Children, If It Costs Their Lives to Educate Them?": Federal Indian Education Policy in Western Canada in the Late 1800s
Debates in the Canadian House of Commons in the last two decades of the nineteenth century revealed persistent differences between the Conservatives and the Liberals over federal Indian education policy and the administration of industrial schools. Until...
Character versus Circumstance in Recent Canadian Historical Biography
Character versus Circumstance in Recent Canadian Historical Biography Honoré Jaxon: Prairie Visionary. By Donald B. Smith. Regina: Coteau, 2007. 312 pp. $24.95 (paper) ISBN 978-1-55050-367-8.John A: The Man Who Made Us; The Life and Times of John A....
Fragments and Absences: Language and Loss in Miriam Toews's A Complicated Kindness
Miriam Toews resists the conventional narrative of the adolescent leaving the small town, proposing instead that the community deserts Nomi Nickel. Nomi, facing maternal absence and the loss of her mother tongue, attempts to use linguistic and material...
Jewish Immigrant Encounters with Canada's Native Peoples: Yiddish Writings on Tekahionwake
During the mass Jewish immigration of Eastern-European Jews to Canada in the first decades of the twentieth century, Yiddish publications offered a primary forum for a group of local writers to negotiate with their new identities as Canadian Jews. Within...
Linking Traditional Knowledge and Environmental Practice in Ontario
Beginning in the late 1980s with the release of Our Common Future by the World Commission on Environment and Development, followed by the development of international accords such as the 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity, international pressure...
News and Nationality in Canada, 1890-1930
Adopting the approach that nationality is primarily a cultural phenomenon, this essay analyzes patterns of national news coverage in Canadian newspapers between 1890 and 1930. Based on an examination of 6,800 articles that appeared in 17 newspapers,...
Regulating Professions in Canada: Interprovincial Differences across Five Provinces
This essay looks at the regulation of professions in five Canadian provinces-Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia-from Confederation to 1961 to examine the ways in which professional regulation has historically varied across...
Sunshine Cases of a Little Constitution
This essay revisits some of Canada's constitutional and literary history, taking as its starting point the view that the development of Canadian law and literature has been an ongoing process of national self-contemplation. It explores the disjointed...
The Promise of Encounter: Recent Research in "Native Studies" from University of British Columbia Press
The Promise of Encounter: Recent Research in "Native Studies" from University of British Columbia Press Indigenous Legal Traditions. Ed. Law Commission of Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2007. 192 pp. $85.00 (cloth) ISBN 978-0-7748-1370-9. $29.95 (paper)...