People's Citizenship Guide

People's Citizenship Guide

A Response to Conservative Canada

Book - 2011
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In 2009, Stephen Harper's Conservative government changed the contents of the official citizenship guide that is given to all recent immigrants. The new version contained a lot more military history and plenty of information about the monarchy, but little about public programs such as medicare or education, or our rich history of social justice movements. Ignoring the work and democratic struggles of generations of newcomers, it presumes that new immigrants need to be taught how to "take responsibility" for their families. In short, the official guide outlines an exceptionally narrow, conservative view of Canadian politics and society. In People's Citizenship Guide, a group of progressive scholars offer an alternative citizenship guide: a lively, political, humane--and more honest--alternative to Stephen Harper's version of the story.
Publisher: Winnipeg : Arbeiter Ring Pub., c2011
ISBN: 9781894037563
Branch Call Number: 971 PEO 2011 23
Characteristics: 80 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Perry, Adele
Jones, Esyllt Wynne


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EpicOfGilgamesh Oct 11, 2014

this booklet is intended for readers interested in social sciences, sociology, humanities, and social-movemnents that have occured throughtout Canada's creation as a sovereign state in 1867 ad. Also includeds historical facts about the Komagata Maru incidents in 1914 ad. at Vancouver port, where British authorities denied entry to 376 sihks, 12 muslims, and 36 hindus.
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