Canada: Past, Present and Future Perspectives


Selam A. Lund (Editor)

Series: Canada: Past, Present and Future
BISAC: POL056000

Canada: Past, Present and Future Perspectives begins with an attempt to determine to what degree leadership in Quebec is permeated by mythic primordial imagery which informed not only the 19th-century idéologie de la survivance but also Lionel Groulx’s vision of French Canada, the Révolution tranquille, and contemporary Québécois souverainisme.

The authors examine recent literature on the environmental and social networks that surround animal/human dynamics, and some recent methodologies for the study of these dynamics.

Additionally, they review the concept of ecosystem services, their valuation and sources of uncertainty.

In 2008 the governors of California, Oregon and Washington formed the Pacific Coast Collaborative, which the province of British Columbia also joined, with the purpose of taking a regional approach to issues such as climate change, environmental protection, and trade. Because the plan relies on public support and participation to achieve the goals of reducing carbon emissions to mitigate climate change, an analysis of public beliefs about climate change is presented.

The authors describe and analyze the evolution of Québec’s higher education policies from the Parent Reform to the present day. While the structure of higher education introduced between 1960 and 1970 remains almost unchanged to this day, the public policies defining and framing its role have evolved.

The closing chapter centers on how, focusing on the destruction of landscape for the construction of an airport, Nepveu frames Mirabel Airport as a retelling of New France’s past discovery in order to lay the groundwork for a discussion of Quebecois future identity.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Fathering Quebec: Leadership between Myth and Reality
(Aleš Vrbata, PhD, Letters Department, Feira de Santana State University, Bahia, Brazil)

Chapter 2. Changing Study Methodologies and Large Carnivore/Human Interactions in British Columbia, Canada
(Michael Campbell, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada)

Chapter 3. Valuation of Ontario’s Ecosystem Services and Relevance for Decision-Making
(Tariq Aziz and Philippe Van Cappellen, Ecohydrology Research Group, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Water Institute, University of Waterloo, ON, Canada)

Chapter 4. Public Climate Change Beliefs and Support for Wave Energy in the Pacific Coast Collaborative: The Case of British Columbia and U.S. Pacific Coast States
(Alexandra Buylova, Erika Allen Wolters and Brent S. Steel, School of Public Policy, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, US)

Chapter 5. Higher Education in Québec: Past, Present and Future Perspectives
(Pierre Canisius Kamanzi, Marianne St-Onge and Morgane Uzenat, Faculty of Education, Université de Montréal, Québec, Canada)

Chapter 6. Empty Airports on Levelled Landscape: New World Identity and Dépaysement in Pierre Nepveu’s Mirabel
(Lizzy Nichols, University of Florida, Trinity College Dublin, Portland, Oregon, US)


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