Canada’s 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era by Bryan Palmer

By Bryan Palmer

Rebellious formative years, the chilly warfare, New Left radicalism, Pierre Trudeau, crimson strength, Quebec's demand Revolution, Marshall McLuhan: those are only many of the significant forces and figures that spring to mind on the slightest point out of the Nineteen Sixties in Canada. concentrating on the key events and personalities of the time, in addition to the lasting impact of the interval, Canada's 1960s examines the legacy of this rebellious decade's influence on modern notions of Canadian identification. Bryan D. Palmer demonstrates how after giant postwar immigration, new political activities, and every now and then violent protest, Canada might not be considered within the outdated methods. nationwide identification, lengthy rooted in notions of Canada as a white settler Dominion of the North, marked profoundly by way of its origins as a part of the British Empire, had turn into unsettled.

Concerned with how Canadians entered the Sixties rather safe of their nationwide identities, Palmer explores the forces that contributed to the post-1970 uncertainty approximately what it really is to be Canadian. Tracing the importance of dissent and upheaval between formative years, alternate unionists, college scholars, local peoples, and Quebecois, Palmer indicates how the Sixties ended the entrenched, nineteenth-century notions of Canada. The irony of this rebellious period, even if, was once that whereas it promised lots within the method of switch, it did not offer a brand new realizing of Canadian nationwide identity.

A compelling and hugely obtainable paintings of interpretive background, Canada's 1960s is the publication of the last decade approximately an period many regard because the so much turbulent and critical because the years of the good melancholy and global struggle II.

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Imports and financing their purchase through selling more and more of its natural resource industries, which fuelled the economy’s lucrative export sector, to Americans at the cost of Canadian independence. ’20 Coyne and Diefenbaker, then, both spoke the language of national identity, but in an entirely different idiom. On the stage of fiscal politics, money proved the parlance of two contradictory scripts. If Diefenbaker wrote the decisive lines, Coyne would perhaps have the last laugh. The economy, however, was not a comedy.

The 1960s thus stand as a decade signalling the beginning of the end of capitalism’s long post–Second World War boom, a preface to the equally long downturn that would commence with the recession of the 1970s. Currency destabilization and significant fluctuations, devaluations, and revaluations in the early 1970s helped to usher in an era of globalization and unrestricted flow of investment that 30 Money and Madness in the Shadow of Fear capitalism’s generalized crisis demanded. 2 Money is thus not only a medium of exchange.

As the reigning Diefenbaker Conservatives offered budget after budget that promised tax cuts and increased government expenditure, the deficit inched upwards. 14 To be sure, this was not necessarily cause for panic, given the big picture of the economy’s overall health, but it did undoubtedly stoke the ideological fires that burned hottest in the growing and complicated rifts dividing When the Buck Was Bad 37 Diefenbaker, Fleming, and Coyne. If the former worried about the political fallout of the rising numbers of workless Canadians, and wanted to spend his way to contentment and prosperity, the latter, as head of the country’s central bank, became fixated on stabilizing prices, beating back inflation, and curbing the inflow of American capital.

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