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By Stephen Brunt

ISBN-10: 0771017448

ISBN-13: 9780771017445

This nation and its individuals are made from a similar hardy stuff that makes our video game and our league. the gray Cup has helped unite our nation for a hundred years now. And it has published us, outfitted our satisfaction and our experience of Canadianness in annual tributes to attempt, sweat and toil. yet what does a hundred years of heritage and cultural relevance upload as much as? after we Canadians examine the gray Cup, we see way over a glowing soccer trophy; we see a mirrored image of ourselves. After its first years as an beginner problem cup, the gray Cup might move directly to be provided to the simplest soccer crew in Canada, with Western challengers touring again east to fall by the hands of the extra demonstrated Toronto groups. that's, till a gaggle of annoyed Winnipeggers paid a huge sum through the melancholy to shop for up superstar avid gamers and produce the cup west for the 1st time. Following this, the video games grew to become concerning the delight of the rustic, East as opposed to West, the nationwide identification fought over the gridiron, all chronicled dutifully through bestselling writer Stephen Brunt. 

From the start of the fashionable CFL in 1958, in the course of the dynastic Edmonton Eskimos and into the nineties, tried united states enlargement, franchise re-birth in Montreal, 100 gray Cups has all of it: behind-the-scene anecdotes, never-before-seen photos, and exceptional entry to the CFL documents. it's a must-have for all fanatics of this nationwide culture

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After the Revolution, this same language sounded to the ears of Volney in 1803, Pavie in 1850, and other French visitors like:'un frangais passable? or 'un vieux frangaispeu elegant' (Dulong, 1966). At the same time, the English held similar views of the colonial accents of Canadian English. Even in the twentieth century, the great Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock felt compelled to preface his lectures in England with the remark: 'I don't like this accent any more than you, but it's the best I can do'.

ORIGIN TRENDS Canada has been the scene of demographic competition between English and French since conquest by the British in 1759-1760. Though Canadians of British origin soon outnumbered those of French origin, high French-Canadian fertility subsequently offset the effect of international immigration and, from the mid nineteenth century up until the mid twentieth, succeeded in maintaining the French portion of the total population at about 30 per cent. 1 children per woman - where it has remained ever since.

Reporting of Other originsfluctuatesimportantly, too, with the political and military world context. The census origin question itself has changed considerably over time. 9 per cent of Canadians claimed two or more ethnic origins 37 Charles Castonguay in 1991. For all these reasons, we shall not further elaborate on origin data in this chapter. ENGLISH-FRENCH DUALITY Notwithstanding the growing diversity of its ethnic origins, Canadian society still remains essentially dual from the standpoint of language.

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