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Canadian Labour Congress

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

(CLC)

A trade union emerging in 1956 from a fusion between the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada (est. 1883) and the Canadian Congress of Labour (est. 1940). In 1961, it joined...

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communalism

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences.

Associated (1) with support for the autonomous rule of localized political units, such as the Paris Commune of 1871; and (2) in South Asia with the antagonistic polarization of politics...

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D.G. Creighton

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1902–79).

Donald Grant Creighton was born in Toronto and educated at the University of Toronto. He never lived for long away from his birthplace and its vicinity, except for a ...

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lesbianism

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

(lez-bi-ăn-izm)

a pattern of sexuality in which a woman is sexually attracted to, or engages in sexual behaviour with, another woman. See also homosexuality.

—lesbian

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Pierre Trudeau

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1919–2000)

Canadian Liberal statesman, Prime Minister of Canada (1968–79; 1980–84). A committed federalist, Trudeau made both English and French official languages of the Canadian...

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Literature.

In 1920 the Royal North-West Mounted Police absorbed the Dominion Police to form the rcmp; the headquarters of the new force moved from Regina to Ottawa. The Dominion Police had ...

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secession

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

N.

The action of breaking away or formally withdrawing from an alliance, a federation, a political or religious organization, etc. An example of secession is the attempted...

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security intelligence

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

Intelligence on the identity, capabilities, and intentions of hostile organizations or individuals who are or may be engaged in espionage, sabotage, subversion, or terrorism.

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Woman-Identified Woman

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

In the spring of 1970, during the second Congress to Unite Women, a group calling themselves the Radicalesbians submitted a position paper entitled “The Woman-Identified Woman.” Later...

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Womanism

Overview page. Subjects: History.

In the opening pages of her debut essay collection, In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose (1983), the Pulitzer Prize–winning author Alice Walker coined the term “womanist” and...

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