♥ Book Title : Being and becoming Canada
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♥ Book Title : Becoming Canada
☯ Full Synopsis : "In this passionate, thought-provoking vision for Canada, Ken Dryden argues that we have paid a price for having the wrong sense of ourselves as a country. The old definition of Canada – genial but sometimes too self-deprecating and ambition-killing – is no longer the real story. Through recent global events such as Barack Obama’s election and first year in office; the climate conference in Copenhagen; and even the 2010 Winter Olympics, Dryden explores the clash between politics and story, and the importance of a nation finding its true narrative in order to thrive. By tracing the ups and downs in contemporary Canadian politics, from the Liberal leadership race to Stephen Harper’s Conservative minority governments, Michael Ignatieff’s appointment as Opposition leader, and prorogation, Ken Dryden presciently identifies the obstacles facing Canada. He observes a sea change taking place among Canadians, who want something more for their country. The ambition of Canada’s policies and the nature of our politics will not change, Dryden says, until we conceive of a new story for the nation. Becoming Canada is at once a celebration of Canada and a timely, ardent rallying cry to all Canadians to build upon Canada’s unique place in the world. It is certain to inspire new conversations about our Canada’s identity at home and abroad."Article| Ken Dryden| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Becoming Canadian
☯ Full Synopsis : "Becoming Canadian reveals how Michiel Horn, a Dutch immigrant in Canada in the 1950's, adjusted to the process of cultural assimilation. Horn tries to make sense of the immigrant impulse to integrate socially while maintaining a respect for heritage."Article| Michiel Horn| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Becoming Canadians
☯ Full Synopsis : ""A superbly illustrated book that succinctly describes the social history of the Sikh population in Canada, focusing on their struggles, hardships, and perseverance to live in British Columbia." -BC Historical News"Article| Sarjeet Singh Jagpal| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Becoming a Citizen
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Becoming a Citizen is a terrific book. Important, innovative, well argued, theoretically significant, and empirically grounded. It will be the definitive work in the field for years to come."--Frank D. Bean, Co-Director, Center for Research on Immigration, Population and Public Policy "This book is in three ways innovative. First, it avoids the domestic navel-gazing of U.S .immigration studies, through an obvious yet ingenious comparison with Canada. Second, it shows that official multiculturalism and common citizenship may very well go together, revealing Canada, and not the United States, as leader in successful immigrant integration. Thirdly, the book provides a compelling picture of how the state matters in making immigrants citizens. An outstanding contribution to the migration and citizenship literature!"--Christian Joppke, American University of Paris"Article| Irene Bloemraad| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Becoming Multicultural
☯ Full Synopsis : "During the first half of the twentieth century, Canada's and Germany's responses to questions of national membership consisted of discriminatory policies aimed at harnessing migration for economic ends. Yet, by the end of the century, both countries were transformed into highly diverse multicultural societies. How did this remarkable shift come about? Triadafilopoulos argues that, after the war, global human rights norms intersected with domestic political identities and institutions, opening the way for the liberalization of Canada's and Germany's immigration and citizenship policies. His is a thought-provoking analysis that sheds light on the dynamics of membership politics and policy making in contemporary liberal-democratic countries."Article| Triadafilos Triadafilopoulos| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Guide to Becoming A Police Officer in Canada
☯ Full Synopsis : "If you would like to become a police officer in Canada, whether it be with the RCMP or any other Police Force, this book will provide you with a comprehensive step by step guide through the entire process. Becoming a police officer in Canada is extremely competitive. There are multiple exams, interviews, assessments, physical tests and reference checks all of which you need to pass to enter law enforcement. This guide is your opportunity to learn firsthand from past and present police recruiters how to successfully pass each stage in the hiring process, impress the department you are applying for and begin your career. This police preparation book is specifically designed for Canadians and is one-of-a-kind. A number of current and retired police officers in Canada have collaborated together to compile the most thorough, current, and relevant information that deals with preparing police applicants to pass each recruiting selection stage. Sgt J.T. Gilles is a former RCMP sergeant with 33 years of experience. Working as the sergeant in charge of the recruiting section, he was directly responsible for overseeing police applicants throughout the hiring process, and making final decisions on who to hire. Cst. Paul Tyler is a former police recruiter with one of the biggest city police departments in Canada who has years of experience in testing and interviewing applicants. Their experience and guidance is invaluable to those wanting to become a police officer in Canada. This book will specifically help you with: 1. Pre-Application Preparation: What to watch out for and stay away from. Learn what past behaviours are acceptable or are too much to overcome. 2. The Written Exams: Whether you are writing the RPAT, the RPAB, the PATI, the WCT, the ACT or APCAT, the SIGMA, or your police organization’s specific written exam, you will need to know how to prepare and what to study. 3. The Physical Exams: Learn the best training for the physicals test you will be taking, whether it be the PARE, POPAT, A-PREP, PREP, PAT, or your specific police organization’s physical test. You will need to know the best training techniques to achieve the best results and times. 4. The Interviews: Whether participating in a panel interview, a one on one interview, or both you need to be prepared. This book will give you a failsafe formula to not answer each question thrown at you, but to impress your interviewer with thoughtful and articulate responses. 5. The Polygraph: Learn what the polygraph examiners will be looking for when they interview, analyze, and test you. 6. Psychological Assessment: Being in the right frame of mind is crucial for this assessment. 7. Personal/Situational Assessments or Practical Exams: Yes you can prepare for these exams, despite what you have heard. Learn the do’s and don’ts when undergoing this type of testing. 8. Background/Field Investigations: Learn how to prepare and what to expect at this stage. If you work hard and know how to prepare for each of these stages, you will blow the competition away! After reading and using the advice and guidance supplied in this book, you will be in a different class then your competition, and reach your goal of becoming a Police Officer in Canada."Article| no defined| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Becoming Prominent
☯ Full Synopsis : "Political, social and economic advancement in Upper Canada were often linked to characteristics other than merit. Through a collective biographical study of the social and economic background of the 283 men who were elected to the House of Assembly of Upper Canada between 1791 and 1841, J.K. Johnson draws a number of general conclusions regarding the relative importance of factors such as occupation, local office-holding, religion, nationality, political leanings, and education."Article| J. Johnson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Becoming
☯ Full Synopsis : "In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America, she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private. A deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations."Article| Michelle Obama| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Being and becoming Canada
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Charles F. Doran| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : People in transition
☯ Full Synopsis : "People in Transition is a poignant collection of personal accounts and frank deliberation on what it means to leave one's country of origin and start anew in this diverse and vibrant young nation. Author Trudy Duivenvoorden Mitic travelled coast-to-coast and masterfully assembled this telling collection of reflections from some of Canada's most prominent newcomers. From searches for opportunity to the necessity of escape, each of these 29 transition stories brings something new and positive to the immigration experience, and exposes all the trials, tears, hope, and triumphs of becoming Canadian.This highly humanistic collection brings faces and names to immigration, and shows us a Canada, its people and place in the world from an entirely unique perspective."Article| Trudy Duivenvoorden Mitic| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Becoming Holy in Early Canada
☯ Full Synopsis : "Recent years have witnessed a revival of interest in holy figures in Canada. From the reputations of popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI as prolific saint-makers to the canonization of two figures associated with Canada - Brother André Bessette in 2010 and Kateri Tekakwitha in 2012 - saints are suddenly in the news and a topic of conversation. In Becoming Holy in Early Canada, Timothy Pearson explores the roots of sanctity in Canada to discover why reputations for holiness developed in the early colonial period and how saints were made in the local and immediate contexts of everyday life. Pearson weaves together the histories of well-known figures such as Marie de l'Incarnation with those of largely forgotten local saints such as lay brother and carpenter Didace Pelletier and the Algonquin martyr Joseph Onaharé. Adopting an approach that draws on performance theory, ritual studies, and lived religion, he unravels the expectations, interactions, and negotiations that constituted holy performances. Because holy reputations developed over the course of individuals' lifetimes and in after-death relationships with local faith communities through belief in miracles, holy lives are best read as local, embedded, and contextualized histories. Placing colonial holy figures between the poles of local expectation and the universal Catholic theology of sanctity, Becoming Holy in Early Canada shows how reputations developed and individuals became local saints long before they came to the attention of the church in Rome."Article| Timothy G. Pearson| Statement ..."