The Order of Canada

The Order of Canada
Author: Christopher P. McCreery
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2005-12-15
ISBN 10: 1442658886
ISBN 13: 9781442658882
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Order of Canada Book Review:

In 1966, a project to create a national honour for Canadians was begun. The first recipients of the Order of Canada were announced a year later, and in the nearly forty years since, the Order has become a symbol familiar to, and respected by, people from across the country. The spirit that motivates the Order of Canada – celebration, inclusion, and democracy – was born of the memories of Canada's earlier experience with honours. From initial distrust and misunderstanding to the awakening of a national identity, the development of the Order reflects the relationship Canadians have with their country, their government, their culture, and their heroes. The Order itself is a product of national identity, politics, and history, reflected by the significance of its recipients' accomplishments. Indeed, the Order's history is as fascinating as the more than 4000 Canadians who have received it. This first book-length history of the Order of Canada – and first major work on Canadian honours – by Christopher McCreery is a celebration of the Order and a close examination of its unique design and various early incarnations. McCreery provides both a history of the Order's beginnings and a more general overview of trends in Canadian honours. Extensively illustrated with never-before-published photographs, The Order of Canada: Its Origins, History, and Developments pays tribute to the individuals who felt the need for a system of recognition for Canadians. Electronic Format Disclaimer: Images removed at the request of the rights holder.

Order of Canada, Second Edition

Order of Canada, Second Edition
Author: Christopher McCreery, MVO
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2018-05-04
ISBN 10: 1487500947
ISBN 13: 9781487500948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Order of Canada, Second Edition Book Review:

The second edition of The Order of Canada continues the celebration of the order. Christopher McCreery sheds new light on the development of Canadian honours in the early 1930s, the imposed prohibition on honours from 1946 to 1967, and new details on those who have been removed or resigned from the Order.

Love Enough

Love Enough
Author: Dionne Brand
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-09-30
ISBN 10: 0345808908
ISBN 13: 9780345808905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Love Enough Book Review:

From our acclaimed poet and novelist: a gem of a novel that sizzles about love--between lovers, between friends, and for the places we live in--and pays homage to each moment of experience. Love lasted only one year but the time felt like several springs strung together. In Love Enough, the sharp beauty of Brand's writing draws us effortlessly into the intersecting stories of her characters caught in the middle of choices, apprehensions, fears. Each of the tales here--June's, Bedri's, Da'uud's, Lia's opens a different window on the city they all live in, mostly in parallel, but occasionally, delicately, touching and crossing one another. Each story radiates other stories. In these pages, the urban landscape cannot be untangled from the emotional one; they mingle, shift and cleave to one another. The young man Bedri experiences the terrible isolation brought about by an act of violence, while his father, Da'uud, casualty of a geopolitical conflict, driving a taxi, is witness to curious gestures of love and anger; Lia faces the sometimes unbridgeable chasms of family; and fierce June, ambivalent and passionate with her string of lovers, now in middle age discovers: "There is nothing universal or timeless about this love business. It is hard if you really want to do it right." Brand is our greatest observer--of actions, of emotions, of the little things that often go unnoticed but can mean the turn of a day. At once lucid and dream-like, Love Enough is a profoundly modern work that speaks to the most fundamental questions of how we live now.

Toronto, the Belfast of Canada

Toronto, the Belfast of Canada
Author: William J. Smyth
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2015-05-07
ISBN 10: 1442666765
ISBN 13: 9781442666764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Toronto, the Belfast of Canada Book Review:

In late nineteenth-century Toronto, municipal politics were so dominated by the Irish Protestants of the Orange Order that the city was known as the “Belfast of Canada.” For almost a century, virtually every mayor of Toronto was an Orangeman and the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne was a civic holiday. Toronto, the Belfast of Canada explores the intolerant origins of today’s cosmopolitan city. Using lodge membership lists, census data, and municipal records, William J. Smyth details the Orange Order’s role in creating Toronto’s municipal culture of militant Protestantism, loyalism, and monarchism. One of Canada’s foremost experts on the Orange Order, Smyth analyses the Orange Order’s influence between 1850 and 1950, the city’s frequent public displays of sectarian tensions, and its occasional bouts of rioting and mayhem.

What We All Long For

What We All Long For
Author: Dionne Brand
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2008-11-25
ISBN 10: 9780312377717
ISBN 13: 0312377711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


What We All Long For Book Review:

A gripping novel of love, loss, identity, and change chronicles the interlocking tales of a multicultural group of second-generation twenty-somethings living in urban Toronto and the secrets they are hiding from their families, including Tuyen, an avant-garde artist and lesbian daughter of Vientamese parents; Carla, a biracial bicycle courier; and Oku, the poet son of Jamaican parents. Original. 20,000 first printing.

The Canadian Honours System

The Canadian Honours System
Author: Christopher McCreery
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 712
Release: 2015-11-28
ISBN 10: 1459724178
ISBN 13: 9781459724174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Canadian Honours System Book Review:

This updated, full-colour illustrated book recounts the history of Canada’s various national orders, decorations, and medals. This expanded and updated edition of The Canadian Honours System surveys the history of Canada’s various orders, decorations, and medals, from New France’s Croix de St. Louis, Britain’s the Order of the Bath, to modern Canadian honours such as the Sacrifice Medal and recently created Polar Medal. Since the establishment of the Order of Canada in 1967, the Canadian honours system has grown to become one of the most comprehensive in the world — with more than 300,000 Canadians having been rewarded over the past fifty years. Each honour in the modern Canadian honours system, and its precursor, the British imperial honours system, is examined here in detail, including historical background, design, and criteria for bestowal. With special chapters on heraldry, protocol, and the proper mounting and wearing of medals, The Canadian Honours System is an essential reference for anyone interested in Canadian honours.

Tax, Order, and Good Government

Tax, Order, and Good Government
Author: E.A. Heaman
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2017-06-08
ISBN 10: 0773549641
ISBN 13: 9780773549647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Tax, Order, and Good Government Book Review:

Was Canada’s Dominion experiment of 1867 an experiment in political domination? Looking to taxes provides the answer: they are a privileged measure of both political agency and political domination. To pay one’s taxes was the sine qua non of entry into political life, but taxes are also the point of politics, which is always about the control of wealth. Modern states have everywhere been born of tax revolts, and Canada was no exception. Heaman shows that the competing claims of the propertied versus the people are hardwired constituents of Canadian political history. Tax debates in early Canada were philosophically charged, politically consequential dialogues about the relationship between wealth and poverty. Extensive archival research, from private papers, commissions, the press, and all levels of government, serves to identify a rising popular challenge to the patrician politics that were entrenched in the Constitutional Act of 1867 under the credo “Peace, Order, and good Government.” Canadians wrote themselves a new constitution in 1867 because they needed a new tax deal, one that reflected the changing balance of regional, racial, and religious political accommodations. In the fifty years that followed, politics became social politics and a liberal state became a modern administrative one. But emerging conceptions of fiscal fairness met with intense resistance from conservative statesmen, culminating in 1917 in a progressive income tax and the bitterest election in Canadian history. Tax, Order, and Good Government tells the story of Confederation without exceptionalism or misplaced sentimentality and, in so doing, reads Canadian history as a lesson in how the state works. Tax, Order, and Good Government follows the money and returns taxation to where it belongs: at the heart of Canada’s political, economic, and social history.

The Sash Canada Wore

The Sash Canada Wore
Author: Cecil J. Houston,William J. Smyth
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1980-12-15
ISBN 10: 1487590296
ISBN 13: 9781487590291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Sash Canada Wore Book Review:

Here is the story of the rise, spread, and fall of the Orange Order in Canada. Beginning in 1800, the Order grew steadily in many parts of the country during the nineteenth century, reaching its peak in the early part of the twentieth century. Since then, with the changes in Canadian society, the Order has declined in popularity and since 1945 has almost disappeared. The Saha Canada Wore explains how this immigrant, ethnic ideology, widely known for its Protestant Irishness, opposition to Roman Catholics, and loyalty to the British royal family, managed to become so dominant, especially in Ontario, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland. The role of the Orange Lodge as a local centre for good times, social interaction, and mutual aid in the various frontier, farm, and urban communities of colonial Canada sustained its development. This role also allowed the Order to move beyond the boundaries of its Irish identity to include the English fishermen of Newfoundland, the Scottish miners of Nova Scotia, the German farmers of the Pontiac region of Quebec, the Scots and Mohawks of Ontario, and settlers of the Canadian prairies. The study is based on historical documents of the national Order, the manuscript records of more than fifty lodges, and the results of extensive field studies in Orange communities in every province. This significant contribution to Canadian social history will appeal not only to historians and geographers, but to members 'King Billy' on his white horse at the head of the parade.

Ordre Du Mérite Militaire

Ordre Du Mérite Militaire
Author: Christopher McCreery
Publsiher: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC Audio)
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781100206349
ISBN 13: 1100206345
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Ordre Du Mérite Militaire Book Review:

Peace and Good Order

Peace and Good Order
Author: Harold R. Johnson
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN 10: 0771048734
ISBN 13: 9780771048739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Peace and Good Order Book Review:

An urgent, informed, intimate condemnation of the Canadian state and its failure to deliver justice to Indigenous people by national bestselling author and former Crown prosecutor Harold R. Johnson. "The night of the decision in the Gerald Stanley trial for the murder of Colten Boushie, I received a text message from a retired provincial court judge. He was feeling ashamed for his time in a system that was so badly tilted. I too feel this way about my time as both defence counsel and as a Crown prosecutor; that I didn't have the courage to stand up in the court room and shout 'Enough is enough.' This book is my act of taking responsibility for what I did, for my actions and inactions." --Harold R. Johnson In early 2018, the failures of Canada's justice system were sharply and painfully revealed in the verdicts issued in the deaths of Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine. The outrage and confusion that followed those verdicts inspired former Crown prosecutor and bestselling author Harold R. Johnson to make the case against Canada for its failure to fulfill its duty under Treaty to effectively deliver justice to Indigenous people, worsening the situation and ensuring long-term damage to Indigenous communities. In this direct, concise, and essential volume, Harold R. Johnson examines the justice system's failures to deliver "peace and good order" to Indigenous people. He explores the part that he understands himself to have played in that mismanagement, drawing on insights he has gained from the experience; insights into the roots and immediate effects of how the justice system has failed Indigenous people, in all the communities in which they live; and insights into the struggle for peace and good order for Indigenous people now.

On Her Majesty's Service

On Her Majesty's Service
Author: Christopher McCreery
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2008-08-18
ISBN 10: 1550027425
ISBN 13: 9781550027426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


On Her Majesty's Service Book Review:

Royal recognition in Canada is accorded through a variety of honours and awards, including the Royal Victorian Order, Medal, and Chain; Vice-Regal and Commissioners' Commendations; and Vice-Regal and Commissioners' Recognition Badges. On Her Majesty's Service examines the history and development of these marks of honour from the Crown in detail and also provides complete lists of Canadian recipients and a section on heraldry. The Royal Victorian Order and Medal have been used since 1896 to honour Canadians who have rendered extraordinary or personal services to the Sovereign, while the Royal Victorian Chain was instituted in 1902. The Vice-Regal and Commissioners' Commendations are valuable awards presented by lieutenant-governors and territorial commissioners for important services to a viceregal or territorial commissioner; lieutenant-governors, territorial commissioners, and their spouses are accorded royal recognition through the Vice-Regal and Commissioners' Recognition Badges.

Fifty Years Honouring Canadians

Fifty Years Honouring Canadians
Author: Christopher McCreery
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2017-01-07
ISBN 10: 1459736591
ISBN 13: 9781459736597
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Fifty Years Honouring Canadians Book Review:

This fully illustrated history traces the Order of Canada from its establishment in 1967 to its place today as a national honour. Over the past fifty years more than six thousand Canadians have been appointed to the Order of Canada. Those who embody the motto of the Order through their efforts to “Desire a better country,” continue to be recognized by the Crown and their fellow Canadians with the familiar white snowflake insignia. This illustrated history traces the origins of the Order, from the debate surrounding Canadians accepting peerages and knighthoods that took place during the First World War, through to Vincent Massey and Lester Pearson’s great desire to see their fellow citizens recognized with a truly Canadian honour. Details about the design of the insignia, investitures, and prominent members of the Order of Canada are also included. Rich with illustrations and historical vignettes, this book provides an easily accessible window into the fascinating history of our pre-eminent national honour.

Double Spell

Double Spell
Author: Janet Lunn
Publsiher: Tundra Books
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2009-05-08
ISBN 10: 9781770490406
ISBN 13: 177049040X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Double Spell Book Review:

“Ever since we’ve had this doll,” Elizabeth said hesitantly, “we’ve had funny things happen – the same dreams and knowing things and stuff like that.” Twins Jane and Elizabeth are twelve years old and have outgrown dolls. Nevertheless, on a cold wet spring Saturday they find themselves in an antique store, inexplicably drawn to a small, tattered old fashioned doll. Even the owner of the store seems to understand that the doll somehow belongs to the girls. Once the twins buy the doll, stranger and stranger things begin to happen, and a young girl from the past seems to be calling out to them. The search to discover the history of the little doll brings the twins terrifyingly close to the world of the supernatural as they finally solve a tantalizing mystery. Janet Lunn’s first novel, long unavailable, is republished in a fresh, beautiful edition.

Innovation Nation

Innovation Nation
Author: David Johnston,Tom Jenkins
Publsiher: Tundra Books (NY)
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-10
ISBN 10: 0735263019
ISBN 13: 9780735263017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Innovation Nation Book Review:

This young readers edition of Ingenious focuses on 50 kid-friendly Canadian innovations that changed the world, from canoes to whoopie cushions, chocolate bars to Pablum. Co-written by Canada's Governor General and accompanied by contemporary illustrations, this adaptation offers young Canadians a way to celebrate our history and world contributions on Canada's 150th birthday. Successful innovation is always inspired by at least one of three forces -- insight, necessity and simple luck. Innovation Nation moves through history to explore what circumstances, incidents, coincidences and collaborations motivated each great Canadian idea, and what twist of fate then brought that idea into public acceptance. From the marvels of aboriginal inventions such as the canoe, igloo and lifejacket to the latest pioneering advances in medicine, education, science, engineering and the arts, Canadians have improvised and worked together to make the world a better place. With striking, vibrant illustrations throughout, Innovation Nation is a gorgeous companion to the adult edition that will surprise, enlighten and entertain young readers, and will be a valuable resource for teachers and librarians.

Planet Lolita

Planet Lolita
Author: Charles Foran
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-05-27
ISBN 10: 1443428728
ISBN 13: 9781443428729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Planet Lolita Book Review:

An electrifying novel about a chance encounter that changes everything for a girl On the remote Hong Kong beach where they are camping, bickering parents and their lonely teenage daughter awaken at sunrise to a strange sight: a dozen women suddenly on the shore. They seem to have washed in from the sea. Fifteen-year-old Sarah, known as Xixi, tries befriending them, and she snaps a cell phone image of a beautiful young woman she calls Mary. Soon after, Xixi, believing she has a connection with Mary, posts the photo on Facebook, triggering an online narrative she can neither comprehend nor control. Meanwhile, Jacob and Leah, distracted by their failing marriage, must also deal with the fury of an absent older daughter, Rachel, and a looming new SARS epidemic in Hong Kong. As fear and paranoia settle over the city, isolated Xixi grows more desperate to save Mary from her doomed circumstances. She dares herself to be brave, and take a risk; her action is perilous. Told in the voice of a bi-racial, “half-half” girl and the language of social media, Planet Lolita is a riveting novel of desires and consequences in our unfolding digital age.

Some Great Thing

Some Great Thing
Author: Lawrence Hill
Publsiher: HarperCollins Canada
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-06-22
ISBN 10: 1443400432
ISBN 13: 9781443400435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Some Great Thing Book Review:

Mahatma Grafton is a disillusioned university graduate burdened with a famous name, and suffering from the curse of his generation -- a total lack of interest in the state of the world. The son of a retired railway porter from Winnipeg, he returns home for a job as a reporter with The Winnipeg Herald. Soon Mahatma is scoping local stories of murder and mayhem, breaking a promise to himself to avoid writing victim stories. As Mahatma is unexpectedly drawn into the inflammatory issue of French-language rights in Manitoba, with all its racial side-channels, he is surprised to find that he has a social conscience. Combating his boss’s flair for weaving hysteria into his stories, Mahatma learns that to stay afloat he must remain true to himself. Populated with colourful characters -- including an unlikely welfare crusader, a burned-out fellow reporter, a French-language-rights activist, and a visiting journalist from Cameroon -- Some Great Thing is a fascinating portrait of a major urban newspaper and a deeply perceptive story of one man’s coming of age.

The Idea of Canada

The Idea of Canada
Author: David Johnston
Publsiher: Signal
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 0771050771
ISBN 13: 9780771050770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Idea of Canada Book Review:

A collection of letters written by Governor General David Johnston that outline his thoughts about what makes Canada unique in the world.

Journals of the Senate of Canada

Journals of the Senate of Canada
Author: Canada. Parliament. Senate
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1881
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015077090606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Journals of the Senate of Canada Book Review:

Appendices to the various volumes bound separately.

Rituals of the Sovereign Great Priory for the Dominion of Canada

Rituals of the Sovereign Great Priory for the Dominion of Canada
Author: Коллектив авторов
Publsiher: Рипол Классик
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 588228354X
ISBN 13: 9785882283543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Rituals of the Sovereign Great Priory for the Dominion of Canada Book Review:

Awake and Dreaming

Awake and Dreaming
Author: Kit Pearson
Publsiher: Penguin Canada
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2007-09-04
ISBN 10: 0143186337
ISBN 13: 9780143186335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Awake and Dreaming Book Review:

Theo and her young, irresponsible mother seem trapped in their miserable, poverty-stricken life. Theo dreams of belonging to a “real” family, and her dream seems to come true when she is mysteriously adopted by the large, warm Kaldor family. But as time passes, the magic of Theo’s new life begins to fade, and soon she finds herself back with her mother. Were the Kaldors real or just a dream? And who is the shadowy figure who haunts Theo’s thoughts?