Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Canadian Civics


Civics, the study of government and social relationship. The subject has not received in the schools of Canada the attention which it has received in the United States, and has usually been taken up in connection with the study of history. Where it has been taught, moreover, it has generally been confined to the study of the machinery of government, and little stress has been laid on those phases of extra-governmental activity which fall under the heading of sociology. There have, however, been a number of books which have attempted to make the study of Canadian civics attractive to children. The earliest of these was Sir John Bourinot's How Canada is governed (Toronto, 1895; new ed., 1928). Later text-books are R. S. Jenkins, Canadian civics (Toronto, 1918), C. N. Cochrane and W. S. Wallace, This Canada of ours (Toronto, 1926), and D. J. Goggin (ed.), The Canadian citizen (Toronto, 1925).

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 69.


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