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By David Ross

It really is envisioned that a minimum of 20,000 British North americans, and doubtless as many as 50,000 served within the US military through the Civil warfare. No faster had the struggle interested in an in depth than a brand new possibility materialised south of the border: The Fenian Brotherhood, the yankee department of the Irish Republican military. The Brotherhood's basic objective used to be Irish independence; this they might try to in achieving via an invasion of Canada. This fantastic textual content via David Ross and supply Tyler examines the Canadian campaigns 1860-70, illustrated by way of quite a few pictures and 8 complete web page color plates via Rick Scollins.

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S. ' As it emphasises what is superficial, multiculturalism is seen to foster, at best, a benign and inactive tolerance; it ignores the deeper understanding that might have an ultimately consolidating influence. On the one hand, Bissoondath observes that, as policy: [If] the emphasis on federal bilingualism had seemed to favour francophone Quebec at the expense of the rest of the country, enhanced multiculturalism could be served up as a way of equalizing the political balance sheet. As René Lévesque once commented, 'Multiculturalism, really, is folklore.

Academics, the literati and Canadian nationalists were quick to realize that bilingualism was one of the features that distinguished Canada from its powerful neighbour to the south . . Total immersion < previous page page_27 next page > < previous page page_28 next page > Page 28 caught on like a bushfire . . Even the current disenchantment of the English-Canadian elite toward Quebec . . did not lower enrolment in immersion classes. In other words, learning French is not something you do because you're enthralled with Quebec .

The most basic debate, perhaps, is over the idea that by promoting diversity we can actually (and more democratically, it has been argued) promote unity. Reginald Bibby has recently suggested that, despite what seems to be an increasing public support for a 'melting pot', the multicultural policy has aided various groups to preserve aspects of their culture (the 'goodness' of this, itself, is of course contentious) and to better participate in the currents of Canadian life. But, he argues, the promotion of group interactionin the interests of state unityhas been less successful (Bibby, 1990).

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