The Oak Island Mystery by Lionel Fanthorpe, Patricia Fanthorpe

By Lionel Fanthorpe, Patricia Fanthorpe

It all started innocently sufficient ... in 1795 3 boys chanced on the pinnacle of an acient shaft on uninhabited Oak Island in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. the lads started to dig, and what they exposed began the world's maximum and stangest treasure hunt. 2 hundred years of braveness, back-breaking attempt, ingenuity, and engineering talents have to this point did not retrieve what's hid there. The Oak Island curse prophesies that the treasure aren't discovered until eventually seven males are useless and the final oak has fallen. That final oak has already long gone - and through the years, six treasure hunters were killed. What can the treasure be? Theories contain Drake's plate and jewels, Captain Kidd's bloodstained pirate gold, a military payroll left there for security via the French or British army engineers, worthy historic manuscripts, the physique of an Arif or different spiritual refugee chief, the misplaced treasure of the Templars, and a part of the traditional, semi-legendary Acadian Treasure associated with the secret of Glozel and Rennes-le-Chateau in France. After years of analysis the authors have ultimately solved the sinister riddle of Oak Island, yet their resolution is hard, debatable and traumatic. anything past rate nonetheless lies ready within the labrinth.

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Cyber-Diplomacy : Managing Foreign Policy in the by Evan H. Potter

By Evan H. Potter

Mass communications and advances in communications know-how pose primary demanding situations to the conventional behavior of international relations through decreasing hierarchy, selling transparency, crowding out secrecy, mobilizing international social pursuits, and lengthening the significance of public international relations in diplomacy. however the basic resource of switch, the strength that acts as a typical denominator and hurries up different adjustments, is communications and data expertise (CIT). the place countries have been as soon as attached via overseas ministries and investors, they're now associated with hundreds of thousands of people by means of fibre optics, satellite tv for pc, instant, and cable in a posh community with out principal regulate. those developments have ended in huge hypothesis concerning the way forward for international relations. individuals contain Andrew F. Cooper (University of Waterloo), Ronald J. Deibert (University of Toronto), Eytan Gilboa (Holon Institute of expertise and Bar-Ilan college, Israel), Steven Livingston (George Washington University), Evan H. Potter (Universty of Ottawa), Gordon Smith (University of Victoria), Peter J. Smith (Athabasca University), Elizabeth Smythe (Concordia college collage of Alberta), and Allen Sutherland (Government of Canada).

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Federalism and the Welfare State: New World and European by Herbert Obinger, Stephan Leibfried, Francis G. Castles

By Herbert Obinger, Stephan Leibfried, Francis G. Castles

Ten specialists query winning perspectives that federalism consistently inhibits the expansion of social unity. Their comparative learn of the evolution of political associations and welfare states within the six oldest federal states--Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, the U.S.--reveals that federalism can facilitate and bog down social coverage improvement. improvement is contingent on numerous time-dependent elements and this learn means that federalism may very well shield the welfare kingdom, and welfare states might improve nationwide integration.

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Rome in Canada: The Vatican and Canadian Affairs in the Late by Roberto Perin

By Roberto Perin

In the 3 a long time after Confederation, an competitive Anglo-Saxon nationalism struggled to imprint its cultural version at the rising Canadian country. It used to be countered by way of a protective French-Canadian nationalism mainly articulated by way of a majority in the Roman Catholic clergy. during this examine Roberto Perin explores the position of the Vatican during this fight, and within the political, spiritual, and cultural lifetime of Canada in this period.

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Restraining Equality: Human Rights Commissions in Canada by R. Brian Howe, David Johnson

By R. Brian Howe, David Johnson

"Restraining Equality" addresses the modern monetary, social, criminal, and coverage pressures at present skilled by way of human rights commissions throughout Canada. via a mixture of public coverage research, ancient study, and felony research, R.Brian Howe and David Johnson hint the evolution of human rights coverage inside of this nation and discover the stresses put on human rights commissions as a result of larger economic restraints and society's emerging expectancies for equality rights over the last decades.

The authors examine assets of those tensions with regards to the supply of equality rights in either federal and provincial jurisdictions because the moment global battle. via a chain of interviews with human rights fee officers and a survey of advocacy teams, enterprise agencies, and human rights employees the authors discover the functionality and the interior workings of those. Howe and Johnson additionally examine human rights commissions in gentle of the theoretical literature and empirical facts, and speak about the political and felony contexts within which the commissions function, and the reform measures which were implemented.

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A House of Words: Jewish Writing, Identity, and Memory by Norman Ravvin

By Norman Ravvin

Concentrating on the best way Jewish background - rather the Holocaust - and culture tell postwar Canadian and American Jewish literature, this article deals readings of the works of influential writers akin to Saul Bellow, Leonard Cohen, Eli Mandel, Mordecai Richler, Chava Rosenfarb, Philip Roth and Nathaneal West. Norman Ravvin highlights the worries that those disparate writers proportion as Jewish writers in addition to locations their paintings within the context of the wider traditions of mulitculturalism, postcolonial writing, and demanding thought.

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Human Rights in Canadian Foreign Policy by Robert O. Matthews, Cranford Pratt

By Robert O. Matthews, Cranford Pratt

The development published is certainly one of planned ambiguity. On a few concerns and in a few boards, Canada has acted vigorously to advertise human rights the world over, as within the United international locations Human Rights fee, the United international locations Committee on Human Rights, and the convention on safeguard and Cooperation in Europe. Canada has been less forceful approximately human rights in dealings with the overseas Labour association and has nearly thoroughly missed this factor because it pertains to foreign monetary associations. Canada has been outspoken concerning the violation of rights in nations governed by means of communist regimes, whereas hesitation and ambiguity are a function of Canadian regulations towards South Africa and critical the United States, in addition to in lending rules to foreign monetary associations, Canadian improvement advice, and Canadian hands revenues. every one of those components is tested in Human Rights in Canadian international coverage. Canada is such a lot energetic on problems with human rights whilst the rights in query are civil and political instead of monetary and social, and whilst the offending regime is lower than Soviet instead of American impression. The individuals comprise: Frances Arbour, Victoria Berry, John W. Foster, Rhoda E. Howard, Kalmen Kaplansky, T.A. Keenleyside, Allen McChesney, Ronald Manzer, Robert O. Matthews, Stefania Szlek Miller, Cathal J. Nolan, Kim Richard Nossal, Cranford Pratt, Renate Pratt, Ernie Regehr, and H. Gordon Skilling.

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Hobnobbing with a Countess and Other Okanagan Adventures: by Jo Fraser Jones

By Jo Fraser Jones

In 1889, Alice Barrett moved west from Ontario to the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia to maintain residence for her brother and uncle. She quickly married Harold Parke, a former army officer, and recorded her reviews in a sequence of notebooks.

Few women’s diaries have survived from that point, and Parke remembers a interval of profound transformation in a area newly opened to white payment by means of the railway. She used to be an astute observer and a very good author, and her diaries supply worthwhile insights into paintings, overall healthiness, faith, race and gender kin, and women’s lives. She used to be a part of the circle of the Countess of Aberdeen, who stayed at close by Coldstream Ranch, and have become the 1st corresponding secretary of the Vernon bankruptcy of the nationwide Council of ladies.

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Pearson: The Unlikely Gladiator by Norman Hillmer

By Norman Hillmer

In this number of essays marking the centenary of Pearson's delivery, eighteen top teachers, newshounds, public servants, and politicians recreate and re-evaluate Pearson's premiership from 1963 to 1968. Robert Bothwell (Toronto) introduces Pearson the guy and Denis Stairs (Dalhousie) provides his political rules. Governor normal award-winning writer and journalist Christina McCall and J.L. Granatstein (Canadian Institute of overseas Affairs) examine Pearson and his nemesis, John Diefenbaker. Stephen Azzi (House of Commons) and Greg Donaghy (Department of international Affairs) write respectively in regards to the top minister's family members with Walter Gordon and Paul Martin Sr. Tom Kent (Queen's) and Penny Bryden (Mount Allison) speak about the Pearson welfare kingdom, whereas Claude Ryan, editor of Le Devoir within the Sixties, and Michael Behiels (Ottawa) debate nationwide harmony. Patrick Brennan (Calgary) seems on the media. Monique Bégin (Ottawa), Andrew Cohen (Globe and Mail), Blair Neatby (Carleton), and previous public servants Ross Campbell, Al Johnson, Geoffrey Pearson, and Gordon Robertson gauge the scope of Pearson's legacy. the gathering additionally contains an advent by way of the editor and a foreword by way of leading Minister Jean Chrétien.

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