Journal of Canadian Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 3, Fall

A Chequered Progress: Farmers and the Telephone in Canada, 1905-1951
The discontinuous and contingent development of farm and rural telephony in Canada, between 1905 and 1951, is explored in light of the common mythology of the inevitability of technological diffusion. The major spread of farm phones between 1905 and...
"As Long as He Is an Immigrant from the United Kingdom": Deception, Ethnic Bias and Milestone Commemoration in the Department of Citizenship and Immigration, 1953-1965
This essay examines the Department of Citizenship and Immigration's attempt in 1953 to commemorate the millionth postwar immigrant to Canada. Federal policy-makers decided to pre-select the millionth immigrant in order to ensure that he was white, male,...
Contemplating the Communication State
REPORTING THE NATION'S BUSINESS: PRESS-GOVERNMENT RELATIONS DURING THE LIBERAL YEARS, 1935-- 1957. Patrick H. Brennan. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994. THE CULTURAL INDUSTRIES IN CANADA: PROBLEMS, POLICIES AND PROSPECTS. Ed. Michael Dorland....
"Don't Let Your Girlfriends Ruin Your Marriage": Lesbian Imagery in Chatelaine Magazine, 1950-1969
Maclean's has been valorised for its decision to publish articles on homosexuality in the 1960s, but Chatelaine's foray into lesbian material has been neglected. The historiography of lesbian history for those decades points to bar culture, friendship...
Innocent Addicts, Dope Fiends and Nefarious Traffickers: Illegal Drug Use in 1920s English Canada
Canada's first widespread moral panic about drug use occurred in the 1920s. This paper argues that a new language of drug use was constructed to create this panic and shows how the "narratives of narcoticism" were influenced by gender, race and class....
Liberalism versus Communitarianism and Canada's Constitutional Conundrum
This paper argues that efforts to resolve Canada's constitutional conundrum with the distinct society clause, or unique character clause, are likely to fail because the legal recognition of Quebec's distinctiveness and the entrenchment of collective...
The JCS at the Millennium
On the weekend of 25-26 September 1998, the newly constituted Editorial Board of the Journal of Canadian Studies met for a retreat at Massey College in Toronto. The objective of the retreat was essentially to position the JCS for the next millennium....
The Social Construction of the Canadian Cowboy: Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Posters, 1952-1972
Cattle people across the western United States and Canada have been celebrating their western heritage annually since 1883, when the cattle people of Pecos (Texas) organized the very first rodeo or stampede. Over the years, one rodeo has surpassed all...
Universities and Academics
TAKING STOCK: CANADIAN STUDIES IN THE NINETIES. David Cameron (Montreal: Association for Canadian Studies, 1996) 238 pp. GEORGE GRANT. SELECTED LETTERS. Edited with an introduction by William Christian (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1996) 402...