July 1, 2008

The case for universal French instruction

In March 2008 the Department of Education in New Brunswick announced sweeping changes to the public education system affecting French second-language edu- cation for all anglophone students in the...

J. Douglas Willms
July 1, 2008

Whence and whither? Shared public culture in Quebec

Recently the notion of ”œculture publique commune” (shared public culture) in Quebec has re-emerged in two very distinct and public contexts: the Bouchard–Taylor Commission (BTC) and in the ”œEthique...

Gary Caldwell
July 1, 2008

La malédiction des ressources

Avec l’essence à 1,50$ le litre et Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador en plein boom économique, l’idée selon laquelle la possession de ressources naturelles convoitées puisse être un malheur peut sembler étonnante. C’est...

July 1, 2008

Evolving citizenship: what difference has 400 years made?

Citizenship is understood as shared membership in a society, accomplished through according civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. By guaranteeing these rights, the state ensures its own health...

Kathleen Mahoney
July 1, 2008

Quebec City’s military history and heritage

Since its establishment in 1608, Quebec City has had a significant military vocation, though it began modestly enough. By the time the Kirke brothers from England successfully laid siege...

Larry Ostola
July 1, 2008

Le Saint-Laurent : un fleuve millénaire

Comme plusieurs, j’ai parfois tenté d’imaginer l’importance qu’a pu avoir le Saint-Laurent pour les peuples amérindiens vivant ici avant l’arrivée des premiers Européens ainsi que pour ses derniers par...

Marc Hudon