Contributors: Lynda Haverstock, Ian E. Wilson, Stuart Wachowicz, Sarah Carter, Bill Waiser, David Hall, Jennifer Brown, Jean Teillet, Claude Couture, John Herd Thompson, Tamara Palmer Seiler, Gerald Friesen
The term "branding" which at one time evoked images of hot irons and bawling cattle has come to mean the perceived set of qualities that renders something unique...that distinguishes an entity from other, similar entities. For obvious reasons, "branding" has long been of concern to the private sector where companies work hard to differentiate their products from those of their competitors. More recently, however, the term has found its way into our policy discourse. We thus find public officials talking about how to "brand" Canada in today's global world: how to create and sustain an image of the country that is both appealing and true, an image that attracts outsiders, creates interest and produces a willingness to do business and to partner with Canada in shared ventures, be they political or economic.Contributors: Dyane Adam, Jean Augustine, John Biles, Meyer Burstein, Richard Bourhis, Paul W. R. Bowlby, Denis Coderre, François Crépeau, Howard Duncan, Rosaline Frith, Shiva S. Halli, Daniel Hiebert, Abdolmohammad Kazemipur, Jean Lock Kunz, Peter S. Li, Annie Montreuil, Elizabeth Ruddick, Anver Saloojee, Myer Siemiatycki, Daniel Stoffman, Arthur Sweetman
For a journalist and writer of popular history, these are pretty exciting times. Background information that used to take many hours or even days to com- pile can now be gathered online in mere minutes. Instead of roaming library shelves, interviewing experts or semi-randomly scrolling through micro- film of 19th-century newspapers, I can instantly, directly and efficiently tap remarkably rich veins of research through Google Books, newspapers. com, biographi.ca (that’s the digital version of the wonderful Dictionary of Canadian Biography), thecanadianencyclopedia.ca and, yes, the much- mocked but incredibly useful Wikipedia. Then there’s Library and Archives Canada’s amazing web portal to so much of the country’s digitized documentary heritage, including countless historical photographs and other vintage images. Toss in a few other treasure troves — the Virtual Museum of Canada, canadiana.ca, ancestry.ca, archive.org — and it’s no exaggeration to say that, today, the nation’s and even the world’s history is essentially at my fingertips.
Contributors: Randy Boswell, Dr. Guy Berthiaume, Dr. Jaigris Hodson, Moysés Marcos, Benjamin C. Storm, Dr. Stéphane Lévesque, Anthony Wilson-Smith, Jack Jedwab, Ian Milligan, Deborah Morrison, Dr. Nancy Salay, Robert Cassidy
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
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