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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A decade after the defeat of the Charlottetown Accord, constitutional reform is no longer seen as a priority in either our corridors of power or at dinner tables across the country. And yet electoral reform is a hot topic of conversation and debate. What bridges the present date to the brief Charlottetown era? Nothing less than the state of the Canadian democracy. Contributors: Gérald- A Beaudoin,Natalie Des Rosiers, William Cross and Lisa Young,Howard Pawley, Stéphanie Bernatchez,John Graham, Andrew Parkin, Jack Jewab, Steven Hill, Alex Folkes

Canada and the World: One Year After 9-11

The actions of a handful of terrorists reverberate still. Across much of the globe, nation upon nation has attempted to come to grips with an event that, in ninety minutes, mandated a re-examination of government priorities, domestic vulnerabilities and international alliances. Little has been left untouched. This is perhaps most true within the shifting sands of foreign policy. Contributors: Bill Graham, Charles F. Doran, David Grondin, Stephen Clarkson, Kathy Bickmore, Martin Rudner, Hector Mackenzie, Denis Stairs, David M. Malone, Patrick Wittmann, Desmond Morton, Jack Jedwab, John Biles, Humera Ibrahim, Dean F. Oliver

Communication and the Shaping of Canada

However we define a national community, there can be little doubt that its existence and, ultimately, its success, will hinge on a social process of communication. This process allows for the exchange of ideas about the nature of the nation and deepens a sense of its norms, values, cultural markers and symbols. This edition of Canadian Issues contains a wide range of papers on this important subject and provides readers with a wealth of information and scholarship about the world of communication in the shaping of our nation. Contributors: Marco Adria, Michel Filion, Magda Fusaro, Colin Hoskins, Stuart Mcfadyen, Adam Finn, Graham Longford, Rowland Lormier, Robert Rabinovitch, Enn Raudsepp, Alexandre Sevigny, Leslie Regan Shade, Tracy Summerville, Riached Sutherlend, Mary Vipond

Canadian Rights and Freedom: 20 Years Under the Charter

A brilliant team of scholars, advocates, judges and legislators examine the Charter from a variety of perspectives. Contributors: Gérald-A. Beaudoin, Derek J. Bell, Catherine Christopher, Gerald L. Gall, Charlene Hiller, Marie-Hélène Giroux, Julius Grey, Jack Jedwab, Serge Joyal, Joseph Eliot Magnet, Sina Ali Muscati, Beverly McLachlin, Alain-Robert Nadeau, Pierre Thibault

30 Years of Multiculturalism

Contributors: Tamara Palmer Seiler, Augie Fleras, Joanna Anneke Rummens: Jack Jedwab, Rashmi Luther, Laurie S. Wiseberg, James W. St.G. Walker, John Biles, Peter F. Flegel

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

Date: 13 September, 2001

Key Topics: Canadian History, Canadian Issues, Cities, Social History, Technology & Media

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

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