As Canadian... as possible

Title: As Canadian... as possible
Author: Yankova, Diana
Source document: The Central European journal of Canadian studies. 2005, vol. 5, iss. [1], pp. [69]-75
  • ISSN
    1213-7715 (print)
    2336-4556 (online)
Type: Article
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The article considers the multifaceted Canadian identity, the fuzzy and elusive concept of the English Canadian as compared to the "distinct society" of the French Canadian. Is English Canada just a geographic notion with a vague cultural definition? Is it merely a reflection of the negative aspects of the United States? The search for the Canadian identity is discussed against the backdrop of the extraordinary impact the now emblematic "I am Canadian" TV commercial had on the reinforcement of the defining characteristics of Anglophone Canada and the nation-wide discussions at political and institutional levels that it started.
Cet article étudie l'identité canadienne à visages multiples ainsi que le concept flou et insalissable du Canada anglophone comparé à la "société distincte" du Canada francophone. Le Canada anglophone, n'est-il juste une notion géographique doté d'une vague definition culturelle? Est-ce simplement un reflet des aspects négatifs des Etats-Unis? La recherche de l'identité canadienne est présentée sur l'arrière-plan de l'impact, maintenant emblématique, de la publicité télévisuelle "Je suis Canadien". Cette publicité a renforcé la définition des caractéristiques des canadiens anglophones et elle a subitement suscité un vif débat politique et institutionnel.
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