The Order of Canada

The Order of Canada


  • Author : Christopher P. McCreery
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2005-12-15
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781442658882


The Order of Canada Book Description :

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 signif...

Order of Canada  Second Edition

Order of Canada Second Edition


  • Author : Christopher McCreery, MVO
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-04
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781487500948


Order of Canada Second Edition Book Description :

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
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2014-09-30
  • Genre: Fiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780345808905


Love Enough Book Description :

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;...

What We All Long For
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What We All Long For


  • Author : Dionne Brand
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-05-18
  • Genre: Fiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780307367624


What We All Long For Book Description :

“They were born in the city from people born elsewhere.” What We All Long For follows the overlapping stories of a close circle of second-generation twenty-somethings living in downtown Toronto. There’s Tuyen, a lesbian avant-garde artist and the daughter of Vietnamese parents who’ve never recovered from losing one of their children in the crush to board a boat out of Vietnam in the 1970s. Tuyen defines herself in opposition to just about everything her family believes in and strives for. She’s in love with her best friend Carla, a biracial bicycle courier, who’s still reeling from the loss of her mother to suicide eighteen years earlier and who must now deal with her brother Jamal’s latest acts of delinquency. Oku is a jazz-loving poet...

Toronto  the Belfast of Canada

Toronto the Belfast of Canada


  • Author : William J. Smyth
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2015-05-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442666764


Toronto the Belfast of Canada Book Description :

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 f...

The Canadian Honours System

The Canadian Honours System


  • Author : Christopher McCreery
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release Date : 2015-11-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459724174


The Canadian Honours System Book Description :

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 honou...

Tax  Order  and Good Government

Tax Order and Good Government


  • Author : E.A. Heaman
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2017-06-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780773549647


Tax Order and Good Government Book Description :

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 pri...

The Sash Canada Wore

The Sash Canada Wore


  • Author : Cecil J. Houston
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 1980-12-15
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781487590291


The Sash Canada Wore Book Description :

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...

On Her Majesty s Service

On Her Majesty s Service


  • Author : Christopher McCreery
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release Date : 2008-08-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781550027426


On Her Majesty s Service Book Description :

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 com...

Ordre Du M  rite Militaire

Ordre Du M rite Militaire


  • Author : Christopher McCreery
  • Publisher : Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC Audio)
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Decorations of honor
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  • ISBN 10 : 1100206345


Ordre Du M rite Militaire Book Description :

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