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Québec Immigration Policy

​Québec’s policies on immigration and integration are different from the federal government’s (see Immigration Policy), in particular in the way that Québec represents itself and is represented abroad as a society that receives and integrates new immigrants.

Cabinet

In Canada's parliamentary system of government, the Cabinet is the committee of ministers that holds executive power.

Corb Lund

Corby Clark Marinus Lund, singer, songwriter (born 1969 in Taber, AB).

John Boyden

John Boyden. Baritone, b Woodstock, Ont, 22 Nov 1935, d Stratford, Ont, 5 Dec 1982. In 1939 his family moved to Stratford. He began singing as a boy soprano and later joined the Elizabethan Singers and studied with their conductor, Gordon D. Scott.

Hugh Fraser

Hugh (Alexander) Fraser. Pianist, trombonist, composer, teacher, b Victoria, BC, 26 Oct 1958; hon LLD (McMaster 2004). Hugh Fraser's father, Ken, was a percussionist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in the late 1930s.

Lee Gagnon

Lee Gagnon. Tenor and alto saxophonist, flutist, arranger, composer, b Amqui, on the Gaspé Peninsula, south of Matane, Que, of US parents, 2 Sep 1934. His teachers at the CMM were Joseph Moretti (clarinet, 1952-6), Arthur Romano, 1954-60), and Rafael Masella (clarinet, 1956-9).

Edmond McMahon

Edmond McMahon. Choirmaster, singer, lawyer, coroner, b Ste-Rose (later Laval), near Montreal, 18 Oct 1852, d Westmount, Montreal, 2 Feb 1942. He was called to the bar in Montreal in 1881, becoming coroner in 1892 and justice of the peace in 1894 of the City of Westmount.

Marcel Saint-Cyr

Marcel Saint-Cyr. Cellist, viola da gamba and baryton player, teacher, b Quebec City, 20 May 1938; premier prix cello (CMQ) 1961, BA (Laval) 1961, concert diploma (Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, Karlsruhe, Germany) 1964.

Ernest Whyte

Ernest Whyte. Composer, teacher, b Perth, Ont, 14 Oct 1858, d Ottawa 23 Nov 1922.

Helen Litz

Helen Litz (b Wilms). Conductor, arranger, composer, adjudicator, b Winnipeg 7 Jun 1932; diploma (Manitoba Teachers' College) 1962.

A three-ring circus

While expense scandals dominate the debate over the Senate, the real fate of the upper chamber is about to be fought over in courtrooms in Ottawa and Quebec

Maclean's

Government Apology to Former Students of Indian Residential Schools

On 11 June 2008 Prime Minister Stephen Harper stood in the House of Commons to offer, on behalf of the Government of Canada, an apology to Aboriginal peoples in Canada for the abuse, suffering, and generational and cultural dislocation that resulted from assimilative, government-sanctioned residential schools.

Special Council of Lower Canada (1838–1841)

​Between 1838 and 1841, Lower Canada was governed by an “authoritarian” political body known as the Special Council.

Prime Minister's Office

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) is a central agency that came into its own in the late 1960s.

Toronto Feature: Legislative Assembly of Ontario

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Toronto Feature: New City Hall

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Toronto Feature: Old City Hall

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Toronto Feature: Toronto City Hall

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Toronto Feature: First Parliament Buildings

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Opting-Out

Opting-Out originated as a device by which one or more provinces choose not to participate in a federal-provincial shared cost program; instead the province receives direct payment (in cash or tax room) of funds which would have been spent there.

The White Paper, 1969

The 1969 White Paper (formally known as the “Statement of the Government of Canada on Indian Policy, 1969”) was a Canadian government policy paper that attempted to abolish previous legal documents pertaining to Indigenous peoples in Canada, including the Indian Act and treaties, and assimilate all “Indian” peoples under the Canadian state.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) was officially launched in 2008 as part of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA).

Project Surname

In 1970, the federal government undertook a program, known as Project Surname, to assign last names to Inuit in northern Canada.