ACS has two flagship publications that are integral to its knowledge transfer mandate. The Canadian Issues magazine showcases academic work in the form of short essays designed to expand Canadians’ knowledge about their country. A second publication, Canadian Diversity, introduced in 2000, focuses on the challenges confronting Canada and other countries arising from migration and rapid demographic change.

A third publication - The Metropolis eBook - highlights a selection of the cutting-edge cross-sectoral presentations in the immigration field intended for the annual Metropolis Canada Conferences.

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Focus Group Narrative Report

Date: 17 August, 2022

Key Topics: WES

Multiculturalism @50 and the Promise of a Just Society

Entitled Multiculturalism @ 50 and the Promise of a Just Society, this special edition of Canadian Issues, explores the roots, characteristics and structural fault lines of Canadian multiculturalism and outlines the reframing required if the policy hopes to live up to its initial promise of delivering a just society. In his introduction, guest editor and eminent political philosopher Will Kymlicka reflects on the insights of contributing authors some of whom trace multiculturalism’s failings back to its very foundations, but who also offer glimpses” of why and how multiculturalism might aspire to rebirth and offer a “better future”.

Date: 10 August, 2022

Key Topics: Canadian Issues

Law 21 – Discourse, Perceptions & Impacts

A combined study (Léger survey of Quebec population as a whole & ACS survey of religious minority groups) merged and weighted by Léger, this enquiry provides a window into the interplay between public discourse, popular perceptions and experienced impacts around law 21 in Quebec.

Date: 10 August, 2022

Key Topics: Law 21, Research

The Six Deaths of Sir John A. Macdonald

This article is a preview from the upcoming CITC Special Edition: Reconciliation and Reckoning: Contesting Canada’s Past, Framing Its Future, guest edited by Randy Boswell
Author: Patrice Dutil
Patrice Dutil is a professor in the department of Politics and Public Administration at Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University). His main research interests are political and public sector leadership, the process of political development, and the study of elections.   He has written, co-authored or edited 10 books as well as countless articles in every genre. Among his many publications, he co-edited Sir John A. Macdonald at 200: New Reflections and Legacies (Dundurn, 2014) and Prime Ministerial Power in Canada: Macdonald, Laurier and Borden (UBC Press, 2017).

Date: 22 July, 2022

Key Topics: Canadian Issues, Canadian Issues Article

Roadblocks to Reconciliation: Canada’s Origin Story and Other Misguided Theories

This article is a preview from the upcoming CITC Special Edition: Reconciliation and Reckoning: Contesting Canada’s Past, Framing Its Future, guest edited by Randy Boswell
Author: Kathleen Mahoney
Professor Kathleen E. Mahoney has a JD from the University of British Columbia, an LLM degree from Cambridge University and a Diploma in International Comparative Human Rights from the Strasbourg International Human Rights Institute in France. She is Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Calgary and Queen’s Counsel.  She was the Chief Negotiator for Canada’s Aboriginal peoples claim for cultural genocide against Canada, achieving the largest financial settlement in Canadian history for the mass human rights violations against the indigenous peoples of Canada. She was the primary architect of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and led the negotiations for the historic apology from the Canadian Parliament and from Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican. She was co-counsel for Bosnia Herzegovina in their genocide action against Serbia in the International Court of Justice with the result that the definition of genocide in the Genocide Convention was altered to include mass rapes and forced pregnancy as genocide offences. Among her many awards and distinctions, Professor Mahoney is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Queen’s Counsel, a Trudeau Fellow, and a Fulbright and Human Rights Fellow (Harvard). She received the Governor General’s medal for her contribution to equality in Canada. She has held Visiting Professorships or Fellowships at Harvard University, The University of Chicago, Adelaide University, University of Western Australia, Griffiths University, the National University of Australia and Ulster University. She was recently appointed Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights Canadian Co-Chair.

Date: 22 July, 2022

Key Topics: Canadian Issues, Canadian Issues Article

The Majority of Canadians don’t know the meaning of decolonization and settler colonialism: Does it matter?

This article is a preview from the upcoming CITC Special Edition: Reconciliation and Reckoning: Contesting Canada’s Past, Framing Its Future, guest edited by Randy Boswell
Author: Jack Jedwab

Jack Jedwab is the President of the Association for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration. Holding a PhD in Canadian History from Concordia University, he taught at Université du Québec à Montréal and McGill University. He has taught courses on the history of immigration in Quebec, on ethnic minorities in Quebec, on official language minorities in Canada and on sport in Canada. He has also authored essays for books, journals and newspapers across the country, in addition to being the author of various publications and government reports on issues of immigration, multiculturalism, human rights and official languages.

Date: 22 July, 2022

Key Topics: Canadian Issues, Canadian Issues Article

Contesting Clio’s Craft: Activists, True Professionals and the Debate Over Genocide Recognition in Canada

This article is a preview from the upcoming CITC Special Edition: Reconciliation and Reckoning: Contesting Canada’s Past, Framing Its Future, guest edited by Randy Boswell Author: Steven High Dr. Steven High is a professor of history at Concordia University and a founding member of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling. He is an interdisciplinary oral and public historian with a strong interest in transnational approaches to working-class studies, forced migration, community-engaged research, as well as oral history methodology and ethics. He is currently President of the Canadian Historical Association (2021-23). He has published extensively on deindustrialization and the postindustrial transformation of North American cities. His first book, Industrial Sunset: the Making of North America’s Rust Belt (UTP, 2003), won awards from the American Historical Association, the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, and the Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Date: 6 June, 2022

Key Topics: Canadian History

Jackie Robinson’s Unforgettable Summer of Baseball in Montreal

It was in 1946 that Jackie Robinson played his extraordinary summer of baseball with the Triple A Montreal Royals affiliate of the Brooklyn Dodgers. It was the year prior to his 1947 breakthrough as America’s first ever Black player in Major League Baseball. Robinson’s achievement is a seminal event in the history of the sport that was described as America’s favourite pastime. But breaking baseball’s colour barrier was also a transformational event in the advancement of the civil rights movement in the United States. A decade before Rosa Parks went down in history for her heroic 1955 refusal to give up her seat and move to the back of a Montgomery city bus, Robinson refused to give up his seat and move to the back of a US Army bus when ordered to do so. Twentieth-century civil rights champion Martin Luther King Jr. described Jackie Robinson as an important contributor to his extraordinary achievements.

Date: 1 July, 2021

Key Topics: Canadian History, Racism, Social History

Manitoba and Canada’s North-West: Founders and Builders

Contributors: ROBERT WARDHAUGH, FRANK J. TOUGH, NATHALIE KERMOAL, GERALD FRIESEN, JAMES MOCHORUK, DAVID CHARTRAND, NICOLE ST-ONGE, PHILIPPE MAILHOT, BARRY FERGUSON, KARINE DUHAMEL, JEAN TEILLET, SARAH CARTER.

Date: 31 March, 2021

Key Topics: Canadian Issues

Hope in a Time of Pandemic – Selected presentations from the Stories of Hope : A Celebration of Canada Conference

Contributors : Miriam Taylor, Mohammed Ahmed, Michelle Douglas, Ashley Manuel, The Hon. Steven Guilbeault, Can Nguyen, Jean Teillet, Ilona Dougherty, The Right Hon. Michaëlle Jean, The Hon. Jean Augustine, Rosemary Sadlier, Deborah Morrison, Charles Taylor, Major Samson Young, Sen. Wanda Thomas Elaine Bernard, Abhay & Sukhmeet Singh Sachal.

Date: 9 March, 2021

Key Topics: Canadian Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Other, Social History

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