Presentations and Papers

“Canada and the Dreams of Citizenship since 1867. Presentation at Constituting Canada: Interdisciplinary Approaches to an Ideal, University of Wollongong, AU. Organized by the Association of Canadian Studies of Australia and New Zealand, July 2017.

 

“Statecraft and Citizenship:  Forgetting and Remember the Ideas of Confederation, 1867”. Paper presented to Craig Dobbin Conference on Untold Stories of Canada at 150. Conference at University College Dublin, 28-30 April 2017.

 

“The Ottawa-Newfoundland Relationship: Lessons Since 1949.” Invited Lecture at the Centre for Newfoundland Studies at the Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland,  26 April 2017.

 

“Canada: The Struggle for Unity in Diversity Since 1867”. Invited lecture at Université de Bretagne-Sud, Lorient, France.  8 March 2017.

 

“The Sense of Belonging in Canada: Nationalism, Multiculturalism and the Search for Stability.”  Invited Lecture at Université de Bretagne-Sud, Lorient, France, 10 March 2017.

 

“Newfoundland and Canada: Confederation and the Search for Stability.” Presentation at Workshop on The Confederation Debates, a legacy project to digitize the Confederation Debates, 1864-1949 (theconfederationdebates.ca).  Waterloo. St. Jerome’s University, February 2017.

 

Dreams of Unity: Diversity, Ethnicity and Citizenship in 1867.” Presentation at Confederation Roundtable, Canadian Historical Association Annual Meetings and Congress, Calgary, 29 May-1 June, 2016.

 

“Imagining Canada: Notions of Canadian Citizenship since 1867.” Paper presented to the Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Canada in Ireland, University of Ireland at Maynooth, Ireland, 12-14 May 2016.

 

“Newfoundland’s Search for Citizenship: The Confederation Debates, 1948.” Paper presented to the Atlantic Studies Conference, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB, 5-7 May 2016.

 

“The Ottawa-Newfoundland Relationship: Lessons from History.” Presentation to Harris Centre for Public Policy Syngergy Session, Memorial University, November 2015.

 

“The Importance of Citizenship: Understanding the Past in Newfoundland and Labrador.” Presentation to the Holyrood History Club, November 2015.

 

Canada and Shifting Notions of Citizenship. Paper presented to British Association of Canadian Studies, London, UK. May 2015.

 

“The Canadian Confederation and the Dreams of an Inclusive Citizenship.” Presentation to Bank of Canada Committee Workshop Designing a New Bank Note on the 150th Commemoration of Confederation. Ottawa, January 2015.

 

“Veterans, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction: The Remaking of Canadian Citizenship.”Paper presented to Graduate History Remembrance Day Symposium, University of Regina, 10 November 2014.

 

“The Revolt of the West, or the Canadian West Assaults Hegemony,” Keynote Address to the COLLOQUE L’OUEST ET LES AMERIQUES, Université de Bretagne-Sud, Lorient, France, October 2014.

 

“Citizenship Dreams: Notions of Citizenship and Identity in Canada.” Conférence. Université de Bretagne-Sud, Lorient, France, October 2014.

 

“Canada and the Search for Identity: Nationalism, Multiculturalism and Sustainability.” Conférence. Université de Bretagne-Sud, Lorient, France, October 2014.

 

 “Dreams for Canadian Citizenship, 1867-2014.” Paper presented at the Canadian Historical Association Annual Conference, St. Catherines, ON, 25-27 May 2014.

 

“Politics and the Federal Principle in Canada: Offshore Oil Development and Newfoundland’s Quest for Political Stability and Social Justice.” Paper presented at the Association for Canadian Studies in Ireland, Galway, Ireland, 9-10 May 2014.

 

“Dreams of Nations: Newfoundland’s Relations with Ottawa since 1949.” Presentation to Harbour Grace-Carbonear Kiwanis Club, Carbonear, Newfoundland, 21 February 2013.

 

“Unwanted Memoirs and History: Dominion Day, Trauma and the Search for a New National Identity,” Presented at Canada: Landscapes and Landmarks, Association for Canadian Studies in Ireland, 10-12 May 2012.

 

“Stephen Harper and a New Canadian Dynamism: Citizenship, History and Multiculturalism.” Paper presented to Power and People Conference, Centre for Canadian Studies, Mount Allison University, March 2011.

 

“Canadian Citizenship, 1995 to 2010: From Rights and Multiculturalism to History and Heritage.” Paper Presented at Association for Canadian Studies in Ireland, Biennial Conference, Waterford, Ireland, May 2010.

 

 “Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, Premier Joseph Smallwood and the Terms of Union: The Failure of Intergovernmentalism.” Paper Presented at Atlantic Studies Conference, Charlottetown, 30 April-3 May 2009.

 

“Canadian Studies as a Public Good.” Paper at  Canadian Studies: State of the Art Conference, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB, 13-15 February 2009.

 

“Can ‘Great’ be used to describe Prime Minister Brian Mulroney?” Presentation in the Faculty of Arts Coffee House Controversies Series, Chapters Book Store. October 11, 2007.

 

“Social Policy and Constitutional Reform: The Case of Canada’s Family Allowances.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, Saskatoon, May 2007.

 

“Catastrophe in Canada in 1995: The Atlantic Fishery, Spain, and National Unity." Paper Presented to the Canadian Studies Wales Group, Newtown, Wales, 25-27 March 2006.

 

“Let’s Not Lament, Just Yet: Did George Grant Have it Wrong?” Paper presented at the International Council of Canadian Studies, Ottawa, 25-27 May 2005.

 

“From Dominion Day to Canada Day: A Glimpse of a Changing Canada,” Paper presented at the Association of Canadian Studies Annual Conference, 18 –20 October 2004.

 

“Canadian Nationalism and Identity in an Age of Economic Continental Integration”. Paper Presented at the Organization for the History of Canada/Organisation pour l’histoire du Canada, Ottawa, 13-16 May 2004.

 

“Failed Nationalism or Triumphant Imperialism: The Failed Attempt to Establish Canada Day in 1946,” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, May 2003.

 

“George Grant in an Age of Canada-US Economic Integration,” Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Canada in the United States Conference, Portland, 23-25 November 2003.

 

 “The Family Allowances Act and the Politics of it All,” Paper presented to the Canadian Historical Association Meetings, Halifax, May 2003.

 

“Parliamentary Success and Political Failure: Family Allowances and the Progressive Conservative Party in the 1940s,” under consideration for a collection of original essays on Canada in the 1940s to be published by University of Ottawa Press. The essay was first presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Studies Group in Wales, 2003.

 

Moderator and Panelist, “Historians and the Public Policy Process,” at the Canadian Historical Association Annual Meetings, University of Toronto, 29 May 2002.

 

Chair and Moderator, Cultural Exchanges Session at a Colloquium on “Dissolving Boundaries? Canada in a Globalizing World” at the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Toronto, 28 May 2002.

 

Chair and Commentator, “Reconciling Courts and Legislatures,” at ACS Conference on Canadian Rights and Freedoms: 20 Years Under the Charter, April 17-20, 2002.

 

Address to the Gyro Club of Regina on “Public Policy and the Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy,” 17 January 2002. Similar talks to Regina Rotary Club.

 

“The Free Trade Election: A New Look at 1988,” at the Biennial Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, November 2001.

 

Rapporteur and organizer, “Rural Canada: Moving Forward or Left Behind,” a national conference organized by the Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, the Council for Canadian Unity and several other partners, Regina, November 2001.

 

Chair, “Community-based Organizations and Human Services: A Conference on the New Social Economy,” a conference organized by the Social Policy Research Unit, the Faculty of Social Work, University of Regina, October 2001.

 

“More Than Just Background Information: Teaching History in an Interdisciplinary Context” at Giving the Future a Past Conference: National History Conference,  Winnipeg, 20-21 October 2001.

 

“Getting on Side: From Dominion Day to Canada Day,” at the Canada and the End of Empire Conference organized by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London, UK, 26-28 April 2001.

 

“Failed Nationalism or Triumphant Imperialism: The Failed Attempt to Establish Canada Day in 1946,” at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, May 2001.

 

 “The Proponents of Free Trade as Nationalists: The Case of the 1988 Free Trade Election.” A paper prepared for presentation at the Annual Meetings of the Association for Canadian Studies, Edmonton, 29 May 2000.

 

 “Recent Movements in Canadian Nationalism.” Presented at a conference entitled, ‘English-French Relations in Canada: The Past, Present, and Future – An Anglophone and Francophone Perspective.’ The conference was organized by the Association for Canadian Studies and the Institute for Research on Public Policy, March 2000.

 

“Fish for the Nation: A Case Study of Canadian Nationalism.” A paper presented at the Two Days of Canada Conference, Brock University, November 1998.

 

“Move Aside Beaver: Fish and the Re-emergence of Canadian Nationalism.” A paper presented to the Humanities Association of Sackville, New Brunswick.

“Nationalism in Canada.” A paper presented at the University of Bochum, Germany, 1998.

 

“The State of the Nation: Canada in the 1990s.” Paper presented as part of a round table discussion at Universitat Marburg, Germany, 1998.

 

 “Towards An Understanding of Canada: Family Allowances and the Case of Social Welfare.” A paper presented at the Department of History, York University, Toronto, January 1998.

 

Chair and Commentator, Session on Canadian Social Policy at the Fourteenth Biannual Meetings of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, 22 November 1997, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

“Family Allowances as a Window on Canada’s Evolving Social Security System.”  A Paper presented at the Fourth Biennial International Conference of the Russian Association of Canadian Studies “Summing up Canada’s Century.” Moscow, Russia, 25-28 June 1997.

 

Moderator of Session II “Economic and Social Issues in Canada” at the Fourth Biennial International Conference of the Russian Association of Canadian Studies “Summing up Canada’s Century.” Moscow, Russia, 25-28 June 1997.

 

“The Origins and Implementation of Family Allowances in Canada: A Case Study in Policy Development.” Paper presented at the Canadian Historical Association 1997 Annual Meeting in St. John’s, Newfoundland, 5-8 June, 1997.

 

“Canada’s Evolving Welfare State: The Case of Family Allowances.” A Presentation to the Sackville International Rotary Club, 5 December 1996.

 

“The International Fisheries off Canada’s East Coast.” Paper presented to the Asociacion Espanola de Estudios Canadienses VI Congreso Internacional/Canadian Association of Spain VI International Congress, 8-10 November 1996.

 

Chair for a session on "Higher Education and Presbyterianism" at a Conference on the Contributions of Presbyterianism to Atlantic Canada, held at Mount Allison University, 18-20 November 1994.

 

"Newfoundland in Confederation."  A presentation as part of a book-signing event for Canadians At Last: Canada Integrates Newfoundland as a Province, Wordplay Bookstore, St. John's, Newfoundland,  29 August 1994.

 

An Old Problem in a New Province: Canadian Sovereignty and the Problem of the American Bases in Newfoundland, 1948-52, presented at the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States Conference, 20-23 November 1991.

 

"The Walsh Commission: A Missed Opportunity in the Newfoundland Fisheries." A Paper Presented to the Atlantic Studies Conference, Fredericton, NB, May 1994.

 

“Canada Embraces Social Security: The Case of Family Allowances.” Paper Presented to the Research Group at St. Thomas University, March 1994.

 

Chair, "The Maritime Region: Historical Perspectives."  Association for the Study of Canada in the United States Biennial Conference, 19 November 1993.

 

"Canadian Fisheries Policy in Newfoundland After Confederation." A paper presented at the Institute of Social and Economic Research Lecture Series, Memorial University, St. John's, February 1990.

 

"Canadian Regional Development and Atlantic Canada." A lecture delivered at Trent University, March 1989.

 

"Back to Politics: Political Organization in Post-Confederation Newfoundland, 1948-51." Paper presented at the Atlantic Studies Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, May 1988.

 

Dr. Raymond B. Blake

University of Regina - History Department

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