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Century of Service: Canadas Armed Forces from the Boer War by Jim Lotz

By Jim Lotz

This is often the tale of the provider to the country of the Canadian forces within the twentieth century. contains sections concerning the smooth militia contribution to peace retaining, humanitarian reduction in addition to the contribution of the service provider army.

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Encouragingly, the number of Jews was up by more than 100,000 from 1931. On the down side, the growth of the Canadian Jewish community was not keeping pace with the larger pattern of Canadian growth. While there had been a 60 per cent increase in Jewish population numbers in the preceding thirty years, the total Canadian population had grown by 85 per cent during that same period. 39 per cent in 1961. 28 per cent by the end of the 1960s – not because of spiking intermarriage but because of a declining Jewish birth rate.

37 However, while Canada in the early 1960s remained a major immigrant-receiving country and the immigration restrictions which had previously barred Jewish entry were gone, the flow of Jewish immigration into Canada since the arrival of approximately 37,000 largely Eastern European Holocaust survivors in the late 1940s was not large. 38 Why were there not more Jewish immigrants coming to Canada? Because many of those Jews who might have wanted to immigrate to Canada couldn’t and those who could, wouldn’t.

Montreal was in many ways as much at odds with the rural Quebec Duplessis claimed to hold dear as it was unique within Canada. How so? To honour the centennial of Canadian confederation, in February 1967 the Toronto Daily Star published a supplement entitled Century 1867–1967: The Canadian Saga. Among the many articles in the supplement was one entitled ‘Montreal Confessions’ by Toronto-based, but Montreal-born, journalist Peter Desbarats. As if lusting after a lost love, Desbarats gushed passion for Montreal.

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