100 Days that Changed Canada by Mark Reid

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By Mark Reid

Each Canadian is familiar with a handful of dates that modified our country—July 1, 1867; November eleven, 1918; September 28, 1972—but our nation’s background, now greater than 50,000 days lengthy, runs a lot deeper than these iconic moments. From politics and wars to normal failures, innovations and activities, this hugely readable and wonderfully designed album bargains an enticing and insightful portrait of existence in all components of Canada. that includes a gorgeous array of color and black-and-white pictures, a hundred Days that modified Canada is a sublime souvenir and an important addition to each library.

Contributors contain Michael Bliss, Stevie Cameron, Adrienne Clarkson, Tim prepare dinner, Charlotte grey, Ken McGoogan, Dick Pound, Bob Rae, Peter Mansbridge, Rona Maynard, Peter C. Newman, Margaret Wente and Brian Williams.

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Its description of social change in Quebec may have been over-simplified. There were, after all, poor English and rich French inhabitants of Montreal during the Depression. It was good but condensed history. 29 Two French-Canadian reviewers gave the book high praise. C. Falardeau of Laval University called it a work of synthesis, rare in French Canada. 30 Taken together, the reviews of The French-Canadian Outlook were more than favourable. They were, however, largely from English Canadians committed to the task of attempting to understand Quebec's history and culture.

Chapáis admired British political institutions, going so far as to say that their application to Quebec has guaranteed French Canada's cultural identity. His heroes were the French-Canadian leaders who were prepared to co-operate with their English counterparts: LaFontaine, Cartier, Laurier. Chapais's work, careful and well documented, enjoyed a considerable vogue for a time. A more clinical view of Quebec nationalism came from the brilliant French commentator and political thinker, André Siegfried (1875-1959).

It could only weaken its position, Brunet believed, by giving aid to French Canadians living in other parts of Canada. Biculturalism for Canada was a trap which Quebec should avoid at all costs. Brunet's nationalism was exclusive and uncompromising, a far cry from the vision of Canada held by Mason Wade. Standing somewhat apart from the university historians was the deeply conservative nationalist historian Robert Rumilly (1897-1983). In fortytwo volumes of narrative treatment written from 1940 to 1964, Rumilly traced the history of Quebec from Confederation until his own day.

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