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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Canada: Giving the Future a Past

In reflecting on the theme "Giving the Future a Past," the authors of the articles you are about to read touch on many of the issues that have preoccupied Canadian historians over the past decades. How can we convince students that history is as relevant as computer science? How can we prevent history as a discipline from being lost in the fog of an integrated and streamlined social sciences curriculum? How can we present a coherent account of Canadian history while at the same time giving fair representation to the many different histories experienced by Canada's diverse population? And, at the end of the day, how can we teach history in a way that does not put students to sleep?Contributors: Ken Osborne, Jocelyn Letourneau, Chad Gaffield, Audrey Kobayashi, Hector Mackenzie, Michele Dagenais, Jack Jedwab, P.E. Bryden, Thomas S. Axworthy, Serge Jaumain, Walter Baslyk

Our Vanishing Industries

Although Canada ceased being a rural society a long time ago, many of the remaining rural communities are in danger of disappearing. With the depletion of many of the resources such as fish and minerals and the tremendous changes in agriculture, many communities have simply lost their reason to exist. Whether in Newfoundland, Cape Breton, the Gaspé, across the Prairies or in British Columbia, communities that have depended on the resource sector are vanishing. This issue of Canadian Issues/Thèmes Canadiens examines this important Canadian problem.Contributors : Steven High, Anthony Davis, David Frank, John C. O’donnell’ Judy Piercey, Pat Chamut, Dan Edwards, Cherly Wilson, Melvin Baker, Johanne Castonguay, Rick Beaton, Ingeborg Boyens, Leonard J. Evenden

Education: Where We Are, Where We’re Headed

Since there is little reason to believe otherwise today, and given the recent focus across North America on the weighty challenges facing all levels of education, we decided to devote a special edition of Canadian Issues to an examination of those challenges through some of the leading voices in the field. In this issue, we attempt to address prevailing concerns across the spectrum - from the grade school classroom to the presidential offices of our top universities. In between we share the passion and words of teachers, students, researchers, academics, government leaders and community activists.Contributors: Paul Cappon, Marilies Rettig, Malkin Dare, Michael Temelini, Daniel Parent, Jean- Pierre Robitaille, Yves Gingras, Myron Lieberman, Jerry Ellig, Ralph G. Neas, Thomas Harapniuck, Richard Riley, Graham Spanier, Louis Visentin, Peter MacKinnon, janye M. Hodder, Louise Cloutier, James Turk, Philip Resnick, Raymond Blake

Date: 13 April, 2001

Key Topics: Canadian History, Canadian Issues, Education, Social History


Special edition of Canadian Issues which is devoted to the political career of Sir Wilfrid Laurier.Contributors: Blair Neatby, Arthur Silver, Réal Bélanger, Jack Jedwab, Irving Abella, Jack Granatstein

Dual and Diverse?

As Canada entered the twenty-first century it carried with it many unresolved questions relating to its national identity. Over the century the friction in the relationship between Canadians of British and French descent evolved into the difficult  political and constitutional conflict between Quebec and the rest of Canada. The conflict resulted in a near breakup of the country.Contributors: Christl Verduyn, Jack Jedwab, Dyane Adam, John Meisel, Robert Choquette: Arthur Silver, Naïm Kattan, Cornelius J. Jaenen, Jean Lafontant

From Influence to Controversy: The 125th Anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada

The turn of the millenium marks the 125th anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") and the 50th anniversary of the abolition of appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in England. In recent years, particularly since the 1982 introduction of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the SCC has become a more active participant in the development of Canadian public policy, and in the shaping of Canadian attitudes. The following collection of articles explores this new found influence of the SCC, along with the issues and controversy that have naturally arisen with its increasing role in defining modern Canadian values.Contributors: Robert M. Campbell, Andrew J .Hladyshevsky, Pearl Eliadis, Reema Khawja, William A. Schabas, Donald Bisson, Christopher P . Manfredi, Jacob S. Ziegel, Gerlad L. Gall, Rebecca Sober

Date: 13 April, 2000

Key Topics: Canadian History, Canadian Issues, Governance

Sport and Canadian Identity

All of these articles exemplify the kind of interest that sport is attracting among young scholars in Canada who are concerned, in one way or another, with the connections between contemporary culture and popular identities.Contributors: Raymond-M. Hébert, David Whitson, Jean Harvey, Marc Lavoie, Jim Silver, Kevin B. Wamsley, Anouk Bélanger, Mark Douglas Lowes, Mélisse Lafrance, Jack Jedwab, Christine Dallaire, Grégory Slogar, Robert Israel

Date: 1 October, 1999

Key Topics: Canadian History, Canadian Issues, Heritage, Social History, Sports

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