About the Site

The ultimate goal of this website is to encourage greater discourse on both the civil history of this country and its current civic health. The website is structured as a resource for historical civic information about Canada as well as a being a place for current debate on ideas about public engagement in the past, present and future.

The first category is called What is Canada? This category contains historical and current interpretations of the Canadian identity by political leaders and other Canadians.

The sStephen Harper and other world leadersecond category is Current Events. Writings in this section analyze and evaluate current issues and events in the Canadian civic and political world as they happen. They are not limited to any specific level of government and do not necessarily cover politicians at all. Current events posts are about people as civic actors shaping civil society, they are about specific events altering the civic landscape of the country, or about ideas capturing the imaginations of those participating in modern civil discussion.

The third category is Civic and Political History. These writings either offer a snapshot of Canadian history through the ages or delve further into specific instances of Canadian civil history, evaluating such instances through a modern viewpoint. This category is broken down into several different topics including a daily history of Canadian civics (Today in Canadian History), a brief history of the premiers of the provinces and territories (Primer on Premiers), a history of the Prime Ministers of Canada (Primer on Prime Ministers), and rankings of historical Canadian events, persons, and concepts (Canadian Top Tens).

The fourth category is Civil Discourse in Literature. This category covers literary works on the civic history and theory of Canada. It is broken down into further topics including works covering Canadian historical figures (Biography), works of general overview and specific instances of Canadian civic history (Civic and Political History), and works tackling the composition of civic thought in Canada and its progress through history (Civic and Political Theory).

The fifth category is System Reform. Writings in this section outline reform concepts that are present in Canadian civic discourse and evaluate the value and plausibility of their implementation into Canadian civil society. These posts may be about any number of topics including technological changes, voting system changes, and constitutional changes.

Confederation, 1867The sixth and final category is The 1867 Project. The 1867 Project takes Canadian civic design back to the year of Confederation with a modern frame of reference and attempts to construct an ideal system of governance without the obstacles faced by modern Canadian civic architects such as the requirement of constitutional reform in order to adjust the system at its core level. Unlike the previous category of system reform, the writings in the 1867 Project are not required to stay within the realm of the possible in the modern political climate of Canada. This project is about constructing an ideal civic environment for Canadian society to exist within.

Two headings follow this section, one being Videos and the other being the About section. The video section contains all the videos placed under other categories and has subcategories specifically for navigation to such as Canadian Heritage Moment videos (all which can be found in a single channel). The about section contains this post as well as the overall statement about the creation of this website as a way to add fuel to the discussion of civics and civic engagement in Canada.

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