Journal of Canadian Studies

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  1. "Mr. Burk is most interested in their welfare": J.G. Burk's campaign to help the Anishinabeg of northwestern Ontario, 1923-53.

    Journal of Canadian Studies 45(1):58 (2011) PMID 21905322

    Although there is a small but growing body of literature on Euro-Canadians who acted "with good intentions" towards the First Nations (Haig-Brown and Nock 2006), precious little has been written about those within the ranks of the Department of Indian Affairs who acted benevolently towards the A...
  2. Three thousand families: English Canada's colonizing vision and British family settlement, 1919-39.

    Journal of Canadian Studies 45(3):5 (2011) PMID 22413177

    After the First World War, Canada's immigration policy became more restrictive and immigration more controlled. For English Canadians, immigration of the "right type" of people—those from the British Isles—remained vital to strengthening the nation. This article examines the 3,000 Family Scheme,...
  3. Framing the new midwifery: media narratives in Ontario and Quebec during the 1980s and 1990s.

    Journal of Canadian Studies 45(3):82 (2011) PMID 22442842

    After long periods of activism and policy debate, Ontario and Quebec were the first two provinces to integrate midwifery into their health-care services. Despite its success and growing popularity in the post-legislative era, midwifery was a highly contentious policy issue, with debates emerging...
  4. Fractured bodies and diseased societies: medicalizing Quebec in Cité libre.

    Journal of Canadian Studies 45(1):178 (2011) PMID 21910268

    This essay seeks to rationalize and explain the evolution of medical rhetoric in Cité libre by looking at trends in the journal's use of tropes of illness and disease. Through a combination of broad content analysis and close readings, it contrasts how individual metaphors create the impression ...
  5. “An Adamless Eden” in Ingonish: what Cape Breton's archives reveal.

    Journal of Canadian Studies 44(2):95 (2010) PMID 21132934

    This essay reads the archived life of a Sydney-based woman - Ella Liscombe (1902–69) - as it was recorded in her diaries, notebooks, and especially her photograph album of a 1927 camping excursion to Ingonish, Cape Breton Island. This album features pictures of women in "cross-dress," and the wr...
  6. Cities without cavities: democracy, risk, and public health.

    Journal of Canadian Studies 44(2):146 (2010) PMID 21132935

    This essay examines the history of fluoride debates in four Canadian cities. It argues that fluoride's opponents were primarily motivated by what they saw as the health and environmental risks of adding fluoride to the water supply. They also believed that fluoridating the public water supply wa...
  7. "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.

    Journal of Canadian Studies 43(3):101 (2009) PMID 20715327

    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 their defeat in 1896, the Conservatives s...
  8. As Canadian as possible ... under what circumstances?: Public opinion on national identity in Canada outside Quebec.

    Journal of Canadian Studies 43(3):5 (2009) PMID 20715325

    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 share, such as citizenship. Data also show, ho...
  9. Jewish immigrant encounters with Canada's Native Peoples: Yiddish writings on Tekahionwake.

    Journal of Canadian Studies 43(3):169 (2009) PMID 20715329

    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 this wider process, Montreal writers H.M....
  10. Linking traditional knowledge and environmental practice in Ontario.

    Journal of Canadian Studies 43(3):69 (2009) PMID 20715326

    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 to resolve Indigenous rights issues has been ...
  11. Fragments and absences: language and loss in Miriam Toews's A complicated kindness.

    Journal of Canadian Studies 43(3):124 (2009) PMID 20715328

    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 fragments to connect word and world. Suffer...
  12. The social effects of demographic change: Canada 1851-1981.

    Journal of Canadian Studies 21(1):57 (1986) PMID 11617279

  13. Hysteria and insanity in women: a nineteenth-century Canadian perspective.

    Journal of Canadian Studies 21(3):87 (1986) PMID 11617281

  14. Health care financing and the Canada Health Act.

    Journal of Canadian Studies 21(2):111 (1986) PMID 11617280

  15. Rural protest and medical professionalism in turn-of-the-century Ontario.

    Journal of Canadian Studies 21(1):5 (1986) PMID 11617278

  16. The first campaigns for birth control clinics in British Columbia.

    Journal of Canadian Studies 19(3):50 (1984) PMID 11635224

  17. The Canadian hospital in the nineteenth century: an historiographic lament.

    Journal of Canadian Studies 18(4):3 (1983) PMID 11635223

  18. Accountability and the science research board.

    Journal of Canadian Studies 17(4):3 (1982) PMID 11632244

  19. "A glorious madness": Susanna Moodie and the spiritualist movement.

    Journal of Canadian Studies 17(4):88 (1982) PMID 11632245

  20. The CMA's first code of ethics: medical morality or borrowed ideology?

    Journal of Canadian Studies 17(4):20 (1982) PMID 11632243