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By Robert Wardhaugh

New methods of wondering literature and heritage have noticeably replaced how we expect approximately or perhaps "define" a quarter just like the Prairie West. in truth, the very suggestion of "defining" has come into query by means of new theoretical ways and it might now look a hopeless endeavour. however the technique of defining might be simply as vital because the real construction of a definition.Toward Defining the Prairies highlights fresh methods to considering the Prairie West. Bounded by means of items from famous historian Gerald Friesen and Governor-General's Award-winning author Robert Kroetsch, those thirteen essays are as varied because the sector itself. of their exam of alternative features of Prairie heritage, literature, weather, society, tradition, and identification, they assist to supply a brand new knowing of this position and of the complexities of its definition.

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In recent decades, this prairie region has been replaced by two different levels of community, an Ontario-to-the-Pacific West, and one constructed upon four distinct provinces and numerous metropolitan centres. This is not an attack on the old prairie stories. All Canadians can enjoy Jake and the Kid. But it is important to remember that nostalgia is just that, nostalgia—a sentimental evocation of some period of the past. Robert Fulford,Toronto journalist, recently wrote a column on his first encounter with a spiky Vancouver magazine, Geist.

Manning's proposed solution, which eventually was put into practice, was for each province to set a tax rate as a proportion of the federal tax. Both sets of taxes could be collected by the federal government, which would then send the province its share. Obviously, this method favoured wealthier provinces over poorer ones. Before Ottawa had acceded to such a demand, it adopted a proposal favoured by Quebec and the Atlantic provinces, along with Manitoba and Saskatchewan: equalization grants. These were meant to be a redistribution of taxes collected from wealthy provinces in favour of the poorer provinces.

Harris wrote: "To say that Canadian Confederation requires this technological arsenal is to understate the case. C. "This view asserts too that changes in the technology of communication underlie the evolution of regional perceptions. C. Fowke, "The National Policy—Old and New," Canadian Journal of Economics and Political Science 18, no. ) 7. This national framework was extended in later decades to include grain handling, grain marketing, industrial relations, and other important economic institutions.

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