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Cities without cavities: democracy, risk, and public health.
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 was...
Framing the new midwifery: media narratives in Ontario and Quebec during the 1980s and 1990s.
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 at...
"Mr. Burk is most interested in their welfare": J.G. Burk's campaign to help the Anishinabeg of northwestern Ontario, 1923-53.
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 Aborig...
"The struggle to raise the lower classes": public health reform and the problem of poverty in Toronto, 1910 to 1921.
Health care financing and the Canada Health Act.
"Noblest and best": retaining Canada's war disabled 1915-23.
Jewish immigrant encounters with Canada's Native Peoples: Yiddish writings on Tekahionwake.
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. Cai...
Accountability and the science research board. FAU - Chapman, I D
“An Adamless Eden” in Ingonish: what Cape Breton's archives reveal.
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...
The social effects of demographic change: Canada 1851-1981.