By Stephen Brunt

This nation and its everyone is made from an identical hardy stuff that makes our online game and our league. the gray Cup has helped unite our kingdom for a hundred years now. And it has published us, outfitted our delight and our experience of Canadianness in annual tributes to attempt, sweat and toil. yet what does a hundred years of background and cultural relevance upload as much as? once we Canadians examine the gray Cup, we see excess of a glowing soccer trophy; we see a mirrored image of ourselves. After its first years as an novice problem cup, the gray Cup could pass directly to be offered to the easiest soccer crew in Canada, with Western challengers touring again east to fall by the hands of the extra verified Toronto groups. that's, until eventually a bunch of annoyed Winnipeggers paid an immense sum throughout the melancholy to shop for up celebrity avid gamers and produce the cup west for the 1st time. Following this, the video games turned in regards to the delight of the rustic, East as opposed to West, the nationwide id fought over the gridiron, all chronicled dutifully by way of bestselling writer Stephen Brunt. 

From the beginning of the trendy CFL in 1958, throughout the dynastic Edmonton Eskimos and into the nineties, tried united states growth, franchise re-birth in Montreal, 100 gray Cups has all of it: behind-the-scene anecdotes, never-before-seen pictures, and exceptional entry to the CFL information. it's a must-have for all fanatics of this nationwide culture

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Consequently, issues of social justice and the state’s responsibility to protect its upstanding citizens relied on a careful interpretation of that relationship. The political distinction between criminal and mentally defective behaviour frequently boiled down to an issue of responsibility, where the former reflected intent and the latter could be excused as a matter of disease. Both categories, however, purportedly were ballooning out of control and threatening the stability of progress and social order in the province.

I selected these cases to demonstrate different aspects of the program, in temporal, gendered, and medicalized terms. The gender balance in the chapters is an effort to mirror somewhat the distribution of cases represented in the Eugenics Board files. Women outnumbered men, by approximately 58 per cent to 42 per cent. The distribution of men and women in the program shifted over time: men were equally or overrepresented in the program between the First and Second World Wars, then women returned as the prime targets of sterilization after the Second World War, and remained so until the Act was repealed in 1972.

Her operation occurred in the 1960s while she was institutionalized, based on an IQ rating below 70 that inaccurately ranked her in the moron category of intelligence. Her case exposes the legal history of the eugenics program in Alberta, and offers a rare glimpse into the reflections and political activism that grew out of Leilani’s determination to discuss publicly issues of reproductive rights, human rights, and government’s abuse of authority over individuals deemed disabled or defective. Leilani’s records are the largest collection of documents on a single eugenics case, and include extensive correspondence with lawyers in Canada and abroad who eventually aided her in what is a landmark legal decision in Canadian human rights.

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