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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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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