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Swipes #44: Disputed Waterways

This is a variation on an oft-repeated theme. Long-time readers / viewers may recall the “Three Mile Limit” that was exploited during Prohibition in the United States. These cartoons show the long-standing debates between the U.S. and Canada over boundaries, … Continue reading

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Policy Brief on Canada-U.S. Education Initiatives

In case you are somehow unaware of the work of the North America Research Partnership (come on, get it together!), here’s an introduction to a policy brief that I worked on with the organization (the piece just came out today!): U.S.-Canada Educational … Continue reading

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A Uniquely Canadian Post

Can the word “Canadian” appear without the modifier “uniquely?” I feel like this must come up in the North American Free Trade Agreement, and I also feel like the answer is “not really, no. Sorry.” (Links to the [f]act that, … Continue reading

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“I’m just a bill.” “I’m just a cartoon!”

Sometimes, people think that I research animated cartoons, because I forget to specify which category I actually study (editorial / political / cartographical!). But there’s lots of overlap in all sorts of cartoons, anyhow, as these examples about legislative bills … Continue reading

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North American merger much?

Last month, the Canada Institute hosted a discussion of Diane Francis’s recent book Merger of the Century: Why Canada and America Should Become One Country. (Link goes to the webcast of the 2-hour event.) The cover page reminded me of something, … Continue reading

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Koozie versus cozy

April Fool’s Day seems as good a day as any to continue the “what are you doing, Canada?” segment of this blog. Last summer while camping, the terminology regarding the most important piece of camping equipment came under debate. Apparently, … Continue reading

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Booze!

Somebody asked a question over on Reddit about Prohibition, so I thought I’d share three booze-y images and links that I’ve come across lately. — Those Canadians had our back during Prohibition (1920-1933 in the United States). “The 3 mile limit” … Continue reading

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No Irish Need Apply–Wait, what?

Image links to: “‘No Irish Need Apply’: A Myth of Victimization” by Richard Jensen in the Journal of Social History 36.2, 2002: 405-429. Here’s an excerpt: Did the Irish come to America in the face of intense hostility, symbolized by the … Continue reading

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Swipes File #25: Leaks

Today, let’s look at some leaky pipes: Image courtesy of the McCord Museum. Image courtesy of the McCord Museum. (Sorry, I’m getting lazy and doing screen captures for things that aren’t essential to my dissertation. It’s go time! Crunch time? … Continue reading

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Swipes File #24: Links

Today, let’s look at the ole ball and chain (sans the ball part): — The Comics Journal had an interesting feature called the “swipes file” where they showed two comics or cartoons by different creators with very similar formatting. In that … Continue reading

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