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Welcome to Canada

Welcome to Canada Mark Wegierski considers a Canadian cause célèbre Ten years ago, on October 14, 2007, Robert Dziekanski, a forty-year-old Polish immigrant to Canada, met his death at Vancouver Airport. Having arrived at the airport, he waited in the … Continue reading

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Polish Canadians, Searching for a Voice (Part 7)

Polish Canadians, Searching for a Voice (Part 7)  Sociologist Mark Wegierski continues his analysis Can an authentic, Polish-Canadian identity endure given the decline of the Polish language in Canada? In the statistics of the Canada Census over the last few … Continue reading

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Polish Canadians, Searching for a Voice (Part 5)

Polish Canadians, Searching for a Voice (part 5) Sociologist Mark Wegierski takes his analysis in a literary direction This essay is partially based on my article,“Is there a distinctive English-language Polish-Canadian writing?: In search of a fragmentary tradition.” Strumien: Rocznik … Continue reading

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Polish Canadians, Searching for a Voice (part 4)

Polish Canadians, Searching for a Voice (Part 4) Sociologist Mark Wegierski resumes his analysis The persistence of the cultural identity of some “white ethnic” groups such as Polish-Canadians has become increasingly problematic. The official declaration of Canada as a multicultural society … Continue reading

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Polish-Canadians: Searching for a Voice (part 3)

Polish-Canadians: Searching for a Voice (part 3) Mark Wegierski resumes his analysis Although the Polish-Canadian community (called “Canadian Polonia” by Polish-Canadians) is sometimes spoken of as a unity, it is in fact divided into numerous groups and subgroupings, depending mostly … Continue reading

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Polish-Canadians, Searching for a Voice (part 2)

Polish-Canadians, Searching for a Voice (part 2)  Mark Wegierski continues his analysis Despite the fact that there are over a million persons of Polish descent in Canada, the community appears to have had very little impact on the political, social, … Continue reading

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Polish Canadians, Searching for a Voice

Polish Canadians, Searching for a Voice  Mark Wegierski describes an attenuated sub-culture Today in Canada, there are no journalists on any major newspaper, and very few comparatively well-known authors of books of English-language literary fiction, genre fiction, or works of … Continue reading

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