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ix, 102 p. : ill.
In 1949, Margaret Norquay moved with her new husband, a minister with the United Church of Canada, to Mayerthorpe, in northern Alberta, a village in the centre of what was in those days a pioneer hinterland. Broad Is the Way is a collection of stories from their seven years there. Told with affection and gentle humour, the stories cover the challenges, heartaches, and delights of a young community and a minister and his wife in a very new marriage. Topics include the experience of orphan children sent to work on Western farms, manoeuvring for a restroom downtown for farmers' wives in need of a place to change their babies while their husbands did business, dealing with the RCMP over liquor found in the church basement, and the generosity of spirit shown by the community to the Norquays. Throughout the book, Margaret Norquay's indomitable spirit and determination are evident and illustrate her passionate belief in making positive change and having fun while doing it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781554581184 20160619
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xiii, 524 p. : ill., ports.
  • Introduction-- Part I: Media and its Dis(Contents)-- Part II: Performing and Disrupting Identities-- Part III: (Dis)Locating Language-- Part IV: Cultural Dissidence.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780889204867 20160528
How do we make culture and how does culture make us? "Canadian Cultural Poesis" takes a comprehensive approach towards Canadian culture from a variety of provocative perspectives. Centred on the notion of culture as social identity, it offers original essays on cultural issues of urgent concern to Canadians: gender, technology, cultural ethnicity, and regionalism. From a broad range of disciplines, contributors consider these issues in the contexts of media, individual and national identity, language, and cultural dissent. Providing an excellent introduction to current debates in Canadian culture, this book will appeal not only to readers looking for an overview of Canadian culture but also to those interested in cultural studies and interdisciplinarity, as well as scholars in film, art, literature, sociology, communication, and women's studies. This book offers new insights into how we make and are made by Canadian culture, each essay contributing to this poetics, inventing new ways to welcome cultural differences of all kinds of the Canadian cultural community.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780889204867 20160528
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viii, 314 p., [32] p. of plates : ill.
"My relationship with Sam Bronfman, and his sons Edgar and Charles, has sometimes been compared to that of Robert Duvall as Tom Hagen, the consigliere to the Corleone family in The Godfather, in the sense that I was a surrogate son as well as an adviser to the father, and a friend as well as a counsellor to the sons. Theres a certain amount of truth to that, in that I was brought into the family as an outsider, and became privy to its secrets." Thus begins Leo Kolber's account, written with L. Ian MacDonald, of his remarkable relationship with the Bronfman dynasty, from the founding father to his sons, and eventually to the dissolution of a great business empire. For thirty years, Leo Kolber was chairman of Cemp Investments, the Bronfman family trust, and Cadillac Fairview Corporation, one of the largest real estate firms in North America. A close adviser to the legendary Sam Bronfman, and a close friend of his sons Charles and Edgar, Kolber was the family's consigliere on decades of deals, including the buying of MGM in the 1960s, which foretold the disaster that later overtook the third generation of Bronfmans after Edgar Bronfman, Jr bought sold Seagram's 25 percent interest in DuPont to buy MCA-Universal Studios in 1995, a deal Kolber strongly opposed. With the Vivendi merger of 2000, the empire built by Mr Sam and his sons, with Leo Kolber's help, was dismantled. "Buying DuPont was the deal of the century, " Kolber writes, "selling it was the dumbest deal of the century." As for the Vivendi merger and the break-up of Seagram, he writes that no one would have dared propose it to Mr Sam, "except perhaps over his dead body." Named to the Senate by Pierre Trudeau, Kolber has served there for twenty years, including the last five as chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. Throughout this period, he was a senior bagman for the Liberal Party of Canada. Formerly chairman of Claridge Inc., Charles Bronfman's investment holding company, Kolber also served for more than twenty-five years as a director of Seagram and the Toronto-Dominion Bank, whose famous headquarters, the six-tower TD Centre, was built by his Fairview Corporation in the 1960s. Formerly chairman of Cineplex Odeon Theatres, he was also as a longtime director of DuPont and MGM, among other companies in which the Bronfmans once held an important interest. Now Kolber is publishing this memoir of a life that he calls "a tremendous ride." With business tycoons, from Sam Bronfman and Charles Bronfman to Kirk Kerkorian. With famous politicians, from Pierre Trudeau to Brian Mulroney and Jean Chretien. With Hollywood moguls and nights out with the stars, from Danny Kaye and Cary Grant to Frank Sinatra.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773526341 20160605
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xiii, 291 p.
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[4] p. ; 20 cm.
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