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  Canadian identity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canadian identity refers to the set of characteristics and symbols that a majority of Canadians regard as expressing their unique place and role in the world.
Primary influences on the "Canadian identity" are the existence of many well-established First Nations and the arrival, beginning in the 15th Century, of French and British settlers.
Though Canadians continue to recognize Queen Elizabeth II as head of state, the British aspect of the national identity is barely evoked anymore.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_identity   (3802 words)

 ipedia.com: Canadian identity Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Canadians have long struggled with the idea of creating a distinct Canadian identity that separates the identity and culutre of their country from that of t...
Canadians have long struggled with the idea of creating a distinct Canadian identity that separates the identity and culutre of their country from that of the United States.
Canadian conservatives on the other hand tend to be more supportive of such "American-style" ideas, and may look to certain US policies as a model to emulate, rather than avoid.
www.ipedia.com /canadian_identity.html   (2301 words)

 Canadian identity: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Peter mansbridge (born 1948) is a canadian journalist and anchor of "the national," the flagship nightly newscast of the canadian broadcasting corporation...
I am canadian was a series of canadian television commercials aired in the early 2000s advertising the canadian brand of molson beer in canada;...
Canadian whisky is whisky made in canada; by law it must be aged there at least three years in a barrel....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ca/canadian_identity.htm   (5708 words)

 Talk:Canadian identity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Within Canadian politics, those on the political left (who tend to support the New Democratic Party) tend to be the most opposed to what are dismissively referred to as "American-style" policies, practices, or ideas.
Canadians follow Olympic hockey, and when the women start bringing in medals in the more obscure sports the guys are too busy playing hockey to learn, then Canadians start watching.
Canadians were sceptical, a little afraid of the "wild west" open market, and yes a little protectionist.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Canadian_identity   (3612 words)

 Canadian Identity
Indeed, Canadian identity would be difficult to define in a paragraph.
Canadian identity is a complex combination of beliefs, values, and ideals.
Some of the most fascinating representations of Canadian identity, are the symbols that are associated with the nation.
www.geocities.com /pmcwpike/identity.html   (511 words)

 Jennifer VanderBurgh on Canadian Film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The familiar concept of "Canadian culture", and hence Canadian cinema, within critical terminology is essentially based on the principle that the ideology of a national identity, supposedly limited by such tangible parameters as lines on a map, emerges from a common geographical and mythological experience among its people.
The rapport that was established between Goin' Down the Road and its Canadian viewer arose perhaps not because it encapsulated a supposed "Canadian identity", but rather because it reflected the ability of the film to portray the essence of the ideology of "regionalism"; a conception of the "Canadian" within late 1960s Canadian society.
Without necessarily reflecting a "Canadian identity" to Canadians, at the very least the film holds a mirror to the environment in which it was produced.
www.film.queensu.ca /Critical/VanderBurgh.html   (5005 words)

 Vive le Canada - Margaret Atwood Vs Robin Mathews: Canadian Identity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Canadians, for a variety of reasons, have been engaged in clarifying, debating and disputing the nature of the Canadian identity for many a decade, and in the 1970s, Margaret Atwood and Robin Mathews locked horns and squared off on this pertinent and timely issue.
Canadian poets were made to feel that if their poetic style and content did not echo, ape and imitate the vision and view of the American Beats and Black Mountain School, they were somehow inferior.
Canadian Literature was, for all intents and purposes, Mathews’ sustained rebuttal of Atwood’s Survival.
www.vivelecanada.ca /article.php?story=20040225125855685   (4889 words)

 Canadian identity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Since the larger American population tends to dominate North America and Canadian mannerisms and accents often seem indistinguishable from their neighbouring Americans, Canadians are often confused for Americans by many foreigners and Americans alike.
Critics of the idea of a fundamentally "liberal Canada" such as David Frum argue that the Canadian drive towards a more noticeably leftist political stance is largely due to the increasing role that Québec plays in the Canadian government (three of the last four Prime Ministers have been Quebecers.
Many Canadians are of the firmly held belief that Americans have an ignorant or dismissive view of Canadian reality.
www.knowledgehunter.info /wiki/Canadian_identity   (3566 words)

 Fact Sheet: Identity Theft: What it is and what you can do about it - Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Identity Theft: What it is and what you can do about it
Identity theft is the unauthorized collection and use of your personal information, usually for criminal purposes.
Don't give your credit card number on the telephone, by electronic mail, or to a voice mailbox, unless you know the person with whom you're communicating or you initiated the communication yourself, and you know that the communication channel is secure.
www.privcom.gc.ca /fs-fi/02_05_d_10_e.asp   (696 words)

 Canadian Identity
Granted, we might thus have a "rigourous definition of a Canadian" but we are no closer to an understanding of the needs, values, ideals, and aspirations of a Canadian.
The evolution of the Canadian identity is, in part, the evolution of our relationship with each other -- both at work and at play.
The evolving values of today's Scottish Canadian community are thus of vital concern to the social and economic planners of Canada.
www.beamccowan.com /canadian.htm   (992 words)

 Canadian Identity - Political Forums
However, the 'The Canadian Identity' is based on our valuing these institutions, flawed though they may be, and that we put the compassionate care of others high on the list, as opposed to other places where the right to individual greed is the 'summum bonum' of life.
I believe that Canadian values of compassion and progressiveness are indicated by the success of our social and political institutions such as health care, employment insurance etc.
Canadian's have really nothing to be patriotic about, because our country does not stand for anything.
www.mapleleafweb.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=2585   (1697 words)

 Toward a Canadian Identity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
True, the inflammatory cover is hyperbolic — especially when Canadian scientists are leading the fight for a SARS cure, a Canadian filmmaker is the toast of Cannes, the Loonie is surging and our economy is the best in the G-7.
Canadians appear to be 30,000,000 or so souls with little in common inhabiting a fairly large plot of ground, much of which is inhospitable to modern habitation.
Canadians feel they are entitled to criticize American politicians and policies whenever, wherever and however they wish, but any American criticism of Canadian policies is decried as interference in Canada's internal affairs and an intolerable infringment of Canada's sovereignty.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/917087/posts   (2039 words)

 Anti-Americanism and Canadian Identity
Canadians who are historically aware know that something along the lines of anti-Americanism (henceforth AA) has long been part of the mix of elements in the conception of Canada that is held by many of us.
Being a dedicated Canadian is good practice for being a Christian, for the same spirit of independence and willingness to be a bit different in needed for both these identities.
Canadians also need to be minoritarian in their cultural relationship to the USA.
www.redeemer.on.ca /~tplant/m/MAM.HTM   (1696 words)

 Identity Woman » Canadian Identity 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Identity Woman is avaliable to advise companies seeking to understand the landscape of user-centric digital identity and how it fits in stratigically with their existing or emerging businesses.
The Identity Gang is a where a lot of the conversations are happening about identity.
These nationalist identities rise and reassert themselves as a kind of tribalism just as they are being erased by new seemingly unstoppable forces that perforate the nation-state.
www.kaliyasblogs.net /Iwoman/?page_id=50   (2199 words)

 The Mad Perseid: The Canadian Identity
In the past, the Canadian identity included a great deal of pride in the accomplishments of the Canadian Armed Forces during WWI, WWII and other conflicts.
These days, the Canadian identity seems to include a large dose of what our previous Prime Minister called “Da Canadian Values”, a vague, unidentifiable mass of platitudes all centered around universal health care(it isn't), heritage(hockey, it's on our five dollar bill), soft power(unarmed peacekeepers, they're on our ten dollar bill) and multiculturalism(it isn't).
There is one more aspect to the modern Canadian identity that is sometimes covered up, often worn proudly and always so self-destructive that most people don't even realize it's poisoning them.
themadperseid.blogspot.com /2005/04/canadian-identity.html   (1441 words)

 THE GREAT CANADIAN IDENTITY CRISIS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Canadians have been asking themselves this very question for as long as we have existed as a country; and as long as we have existed the question has never been answered.
It means that individuals have NO rights in the eyes of their government or, for that matter, in the eyes of the majority of the Canadian population.
Consider the implications to the current power structure if Canadians were to discover that they had rights imbued on them by their maker which no government may rightfully violate or abolish.
www.quebecoislibre.org /000108-11.htm   (926 words)

 Our Unique Canadian Identity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Granted, there are many similarities between our two nations, but there are also many subtle differences that give us our unique Canadian identity.
Canadians and Americans both love football, but in Canada the game is played slightly differently.
Canadians, however, are a breed of hermaphrodites who reproduce by means of autoinsemination, thus eliminating the need for sex.
members.shaw.ca /saladgoat/foley.html   (411 words)

 Canadian Identity free essays
Canadian and French Relations in the Past 100 years.
The distinct cultures living within Canada are clearly apparent in Canadian literature as seen in: “…the Caribou Eskimos — who knew nothing of the sea and nothing about white men.
Learning English, which is the language spoken by most Canadians is not even promoted in Quebec because all of the signs are written in both languages - French and English.
www.needapaper.com /viewpaper/8042.html   (310 words)

 Canadian Identity
MISSION: Bring Canadians of different origins and cultural traditions together, to promote excellence and honour achievements in sports and to provide opportunities to promote and appreciate Canada's linguistic duality.
-Raise awareness of the Canadian Francophone reality and the Canadian government's contribution to the development of that reality, by fostering the dynamism of Francophones across Canada and by supporting the program for the Year of la Francophonie in Canada.
-Increase in the visibility of the Canadian Francophonie on the occasion of the Sommet de la Francophonie in Moncton (September 1999).
www.pch.gc.ca /progs/lo-ol/pubs/plan/1999-2002/english/identite.html   (1113 words)

 The Kim Phuc Story at CanadianIdentity.com
CanadianIdentity.com is an educational web site intended to help Canadians and our friends around the world better understand what forms our Canadian identity.
The Canadian identity includes what Canadians think and believe about themselves and our country of Canada.
The image of Kim Phuc running, which was often used to depict the horror of the Vietnam War, changed Kim's life and also formed a bond between her and photographer Nick Ut. He revisited Vietnam during the 25th anniversary of the war's end and this time took pictures of a peaceful country.
www.canadianidentity.com /p/kim_phuc   (1284 words)

 CIPRS - Canadian Identity Preserved Recognition System
Although industry is taking the lead in implementing these systems, the Canadian Grain Commission has developed a new voluntary program to oversee and officially recognize those programs in order to maximize their acceptance in global markets.
The Canadian Identity Preserved Recognition System Standard is a new tool the industry can use to provide third party assurance of the processes they are using to deliver the specific quality attributes their domestic and international buyers are demanding.
The Canadian Seed Institute will be the first service provider accredited by the Canadian Grain Commission to offer auditing services for this new program.
www.csi-ics.com /programs/ciprs   (177 words)

 Joe Clark: Canadian identity... through graphic design?
Large also examined corporate identity programs, with "corporate" taken to include governments as well as juggernauts like Bell Canada that in a different world might function as de facto governments.
He talked about how the Federal Identity Program, a graphical style epitomized by the "Canada wordmark" seen on virtually every document produced, commercial aired, and vehicle owned by the federal government, came into being in 1970 and has been used and misused by a highly decentralized civil service.
The standard no-smoking symbol – a cigarette inside a red ring with a left-to-right bar dexter through it – is no problem, but a sign intended to mean "smoking permitted" can actually mean "smoking required" with a simple change of background colour from blue to green.
joeclark.org /seminar.html   (788 words)

 Canadian Identity History: Free Market   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The reality is that this so-called "Canadian identity" based on government compassion (or socialism, to speak more clearly) was only invented in the 1960s and '70s.
All this is to say that free-market ideas are part of our Canadian heritage and of our Canadian identity.
My Canadian friends really do not like it when I tell them that almost all of the programs that exemplify their beloved Canadian "values" were enacted in the USA first.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1492537/posts   (1593 words)

 Canadian Identity: Weather, Multiculturalism, Nomadism
Identity may be practiced through shared images and discourses
Modern Franco-Quebec identity is statist (localized in a territory)
Poor and/or not white; esp. originating in the developing world
www.chass.utoronto.ca /~ikalmar/ppthtm/weatherd.htm   (238 words)

 Canadian Identity
Explain each of the following forms of group identity: national, statist, or diasporic.
How does "multiculturalism" function in Canadian discourses about how we are different from Americans?
Some facts communicated in the paper by Harles contradict the popular perception of this.
www.chass.utoronto.ca /~ikalmar/question/canidentq.htm   (91 words)

 recursiveProgress: Canadian identity
Kim Cameron admitted to being Canadian this morning;
Dick Hardt made a pretty big production of his Canadianness during his Identity 2.0 presentation (which was very entertaining);
Stuart Vaeth -- not a Canadian -- represented Diversinet, which is Canadian
timothygrayson.com /blog/archives/000662.html   (93 words)

 The Modern Feudal Serf: The True Canadian Identity?
As I walked out the door I noticed that at sometime during the night small Canadian flags had been planted along the sidewalk in front of each house in the neighbourhood.
Visually it was quite nice, however my visual pleasure was almost immediately replaced with suspicion about who funded this little escapade.
No, I mean what do average people in this country regard as the essence of what it is to be a ‘Canadian’, what sense of unity and patriotism do they have (if any) and why.
feudal-serf.blogspot.com /2005/07/true-canadian-identity.html   (870 words)

 windymedia >> Canadian identity?- what's left?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
As for foreign ownership, that peaked a few years ago and has been declining slightly.
But I'm not sure if it is all that important if rich Canadians own companies instead of rich Americans.
Canadian troops knock down doors, interrogate civilians in Afghanistan - 26 Jun 9:33
winnipeg.indymedia.org /item.php?2433S   (2064 words)

 History of North America - Canadian Information By Subject
Canadian History and Studies (Tennessee Technological University, Dept. of History)
Canadian Identity Through Artistic Expression (Archives Association of Ontario)
Canadian History of the 18th and 19th Centuries
www.lac-bac.ca /caninfo/ep097.htm   (4009 words)

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