Journal of Canadian Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 1, Winter

Awakening to the Intergenerational Equity Debate in Canada
An earlier study revealed that conflict over the issue of intergenerational equity (referring to equality in treatment for different generations) was apparent in the US media during the 1980s and early 1990s while attention to this issue was virtually...
Canadian Studies News and Notes
1. "New Frontiers in Graduate History," 9th Annual Graduate Student History Conference, 24-26 February 2005, York University, Toronto, ON. Guest Speakers include: Colin M. Coates, Glendon College, York University; Adele Perry, University of Manitoba;...
"God of the Whiteman! God of the Indian! God Al-Fucking-Mighty!": The Residential School Legacy in Two Canadian Plays
Just as revelations of massive abuse at residential schools began to become public in the late 1980s, two major plays appeared on Canadian stages chronicling the damages done to First Nations by the Catholic Church. Tomson Highway's Dry Lips Oughta Move...
Holiday at the Banff School of Fine Arts: The Cinematic Production of Culture, Nature, and Nation in the Canadian Rockies, 1945-1952
The National Film Board's 1946 production Holiday at School was the culmination of a decade's work in university extension education by Donald Roy Cameron, the director of the Banff School of Fine Arts. Established by the University of Alberta in 1933...
Making New Identities: Alberta Small Towns Confront the City, 1900-1950
Based on a sample of nine towns in Alberta, this essay studies how town corporate identity was constructed in response to the challenge of the city between 1900 and 1950. Towns first developed their civic identity on the basis of optimistic prospects,...
New Books
Baranek, Patricia, Raisa B. Deber and A. Paul Williams. Almost Home: Reforming Home and Community Care in Ontario. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 340 pp. $65.00 cloth, $29.95 paper.Baxter, Judith, ed. Clifton Royal: The Wetmores and Village Life...
The Emigrant and the Noble Savage: Sir Francis Bond Head's Romantic Approach to Aboriginal Policy in Upper Canada, 1836-1838
Sir Francis Bond Head (1793-1875) was a respected man of letters and the Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada from January 1836 until March 1838. During that time he proposed to remove local Anishinaabeg peoples from their traditional territories in presentday...
The Predicament of Belonging: The Status of Enemy Aliens in Canada, 1914
This essay examines Canada's internment of enemy aliens during the First World War. The internment of thousands of aliens, who had been invited to Canada short years before as immigrants, was not grounded in international law or xenophobia. Instead,...
Too Close to Home: Middlebrow Anti-Modernism and the Sentimental Poetry of Edna Jaques
This essay is a literary and cultural study of Canada's bestselling but largely forgotten poet of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, Edna Jaques. It argues that Jaques's preference for sentimental verse and the largely western Canadian, female, and middle-class...
"While There Is Still Time.": J. Murray Gibbon and the Spectacle of Difference in Three CPR Folk Festivals, 1928-1931
Between 1928 and 1931, a series of 16 Folk music and handicraft festivals were staged across Canada under the auspices of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The principal architect of the festivals, John Murray Gibbon, would later popularize the now-ubiquitous...