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By Mohammad Ali Bagheri, Qigang Gao, Sergio Escalera (auth.), Osmar R. Zaïane, Sandra Zilles (eds.)

This e-book constitutes the refereed court cases of the twenty fifth Canadian convention on synthetic Intelligence, Canadian AI 2012, held in Regina, SK, Canada, in may possibly 2013. The 17 general papers and 15 brief papers awarded have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from seventy three preliminary submissions and are observed via eight papers from the Graduate scholar Symposium that have been chosen from 14 submissions. The papers disguise various themes inside of AI, corresponding to: details extraction, wisdom illustration, seek, textual content mining, social networks, temporal associations.

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By William J. Berg

This specific learn explores how Quebecs landscapes were represented in either literature and visible artwork during the centuries, from the writing of early explorers reminiscent of Cartier and Champlain to paintings by way of in demand modern authors and artists from the province.
William J. Berg lines recurrent photos and topics inside of those creations in the course of the most important classes within the improvement of a Quebecois identification that used to be threatened at the beginning by way of the desert and indigenous populations, and later by way of the dominance of British and American influences.
Focusing at the interaction among nature and tradition in panorama illustration, Literature and portray in Quebec contends that either have mirrored and formed the that means of French-Canadian nationhood. As such, Literature and portray in Quebec provides a brand new standpoint to strategy the proposal of nationwide id, a quest that few teams have engaged in additional repeatedly than the Quebecois.

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By Peter McSherry

Norman "Red" Ryan was once a infamous financial institution robber, safecracker, and killer. He escaped from Kingston penal complex two times - first via strength, after which years later through gulling the credulous into believing that he was once "reformed." The dupes of Ryan's moment emancipation incorporated the prison's Roman Catholic chaplain, numerous nationally well known electorate, the country's greatest newspaper, and, eventually, R.B. Bennett, the best minister of Canada, who made the error of arranging a "political parole" for Ryan. Six humans - 3 of them blameless sufferers - died due to purple Ryan's freedom. Dubbed "the Jesse James of Canada" and "Canada's so much infamous criminal," Ryan had compiled a list of 19 convictions for crimes of robbery and violence, and have been in 9 taking pictures affrays with police and electorate. He used to be a "lifer" in an period while "life" intended simply that. but he bought out of Kingston after simply 11 and a part years and lower back to Toronto, the town of his delivery, amid fanfare befitting a countrywide hero. His demise in a liquor shop theft in Sarnia on may perhaps 23, 1936, simply ten months after his unlock, was once an important jolt to Canada, and particularly Toronto. How may such an visible hazard to society be paroled from legal as a paragon of reform? this query is important to the large pink Fox. the reply lies no longer with Ryan himself - now not even the crafty and deceitful crimson Ryan can have hoodwinked his method out of a lifestyles sentence - yet with those that helped him, and who benefited from his unencumber.

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Download Canadian Marxists and the Search for a Third Way by J. Peter Campbell PDF

By J. Peter Campbell

Focusing on 4 participants, Canadian Marxists and the hunt for a 3rd method describes the lives and concepts of Ernest Winch, invoice Pritchard, Bob Russell, and Arthur mildew and examines their efforts to place their rules into perform. Campbell starts off by way of their childhoods in nice Britain, quite their non secular upbringing. He considers their family members existence, their attitudes towards ladies and ethnic minorities, what they have been studying, and what influence that interpreting had on their idea and perform. He describes their lives as hard work leaders and advocates of socialism, revealing how tenaciously, in an more and more hierarchical, bureaucratized, and state-driven capitalist society, they held to the concept socialism needs to be created by way of the operating classification itself. this can be a detailed examine 4 Canadian Marxists and their fight to create an informed, disciplined, democratic, mass-based circulation for innovative change.

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Download Energy Policy Modeling: United States and Canadian by W. Marcuse (auth.), W. T. Ziemba, S. L. Schwartz (eds.) PDF

By W. Marcuse (auth.), W. T. Ziemba, S. L. Schwartz (eds.)

Alex Cowie because the 20th century attracts to a detailed, one in every of our best difficulties is the supply of power. a technique to check the power challenge is to unravel it into 4 parts: strength call for, power resources, transportation of power from resources to call for facilities, and the optimum allocation of strength kinds to calls for. every one of those parts is intensely advanced on its own. while efforts are made to tie them jointly, for instance, to supply a countrywide coverage, the complexities are compounded. differently to review the strength challenge, due to its political and social outcomes, is to solve it into geographical parts. person provinces of Canada or states of the U.S. could have their matters approximately power inside their geographical barriers. As manufacturer, shopper, or either, every one desires to confirm an strength improvement application with a purpose to paintings to the utmost good thing about its voters. equally, international locations activity to guard their voters and adopt strength regulations that would guarantee both a continuation of the prevailing caliber of lifestyles or - fairly in relation to "Third global" nations - a marked development in caliber of existence. those competing and conflicting objectives demand a learn which encompasses the full global. back, complexity is piled upon complexity. If the prob­ lem isn't but sufficiently complicated, there's an both advanced query of the impression of strength creation and use at the ecology.

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By Kerry Badgely

By the mid-1920s the alien ship had long past right into a interval of decline from which it by no means recovered. The promise of equality was hoping for through UFWO individuals by no means materialized and the UFCC, as soon as a key part within the improvement of another imaginative and prescient, started to concentration extra on gains than on politics. In Ringing within the universal Love of excellent Kerry Badgley explores either the increase and the autumn of the alien craft, concentrating on the Ontario counties of Lambton, Simcoe, and Lanark. He demanding situations the liberal-capitalist interpretation that the stream was once not anything greater than a bunch of impatient Liberals, in addition to the Marxist view that the alien ship consisted of self-interested self reliant commodity manufacturers. Badgley argues that because the unidentified flying object broke loose from hegemonic forces it built replacement financial, political, and social visions, yet that it used to be those comparable forces, mixed with inner struggles and a conservative management, that finally led to the decline of the stream as a car for democratic switch in Ontario.

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Download A Pioneer Gentlewoman in British Columbia: The Recollections by Margaret A. Ormsby PDF

By Margaret A. Ormsby

In 1860, on the age of fourteen, Susan Louisa Moir left England for British Columbia. After settling at the start at desire, she lived in short in either Victoria and New Westminster, then BC's most crucial settlements. Returning to wish, she helped her mom open the community's first institution. In 1868, she married John Fall Allison and, on her honeymoon, rode over the Allison path into the unsettled Similkameen Valley.

Her checklist of the voyage, of Victoria, New Westminster, and desire and her stories of the remoted yet gratifying existence she, her husband, and their fourteen childeren led within the Simlkameen and Okanagen valleys supply a special view of the pioneer brain and spirit.

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Download Immigrants in Regional Labour Markets of Host Nations: Some by Syed Ather Hussain Akbari PDF

By Syed Ather Hussain Akbari

This e-book is the 1st to give a close research of monetary integration of immigrants in smaller components in their host international locations. It makes use of Atlantic Canada as a working example and makes use of unpublished facts according to a number of databases of facts Canada and Citizenship and Immigration, Canada. It identifies most sensible coverage practices which could even be utilized in different international locations to deal with demographic demanding situations just like these dealing with Canada, for instance inhabitants getting old and early life out-migration from smaller areas to greater areas, via immigration. monetary integration of immigrants in Atlantic Canada is quicker and higher than it really is nationally. An overarching result's that an research of neighborhood facts can result in very varied coverage conclusions than the research of nationwide information, because of this it may be dicy to plot immigration coverage established simply on nationwide facts. a transparent message is that monetary advantages from immigration may be more advantageous by means of facilitating a broader geographic distribution of immigrants, instead of keeping their focus in a couple of greater city areas. A needs to learn for immigration and inhabitants coverage makers, immigrant payment companies and educational researchers.

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Download Exporting Good Governance: Temptations and Challenges in by Jennifer Welsh, Ngaire Woods PDF

By Jennifer Welsh, Ngaire Woods

Can strong governance be exported? overseas improvement help is extra usually being utilized to strengthening governance in constructing nations, and in Exporting strong Governance: Temptations and demanding situations in Canada’s relief application, the editors compile various views to enquire no matter if reduction for solid governance works. the 1st portion of the booklet outlines the altering face of foreign improvement suggestions and concepts of excellent governance. the second one part analyzes six countries: 3 are nations to which Canada has committed a good portion of its relief efforts over the last 5 to 10 years: Ghana, Vietnam, and Bangladesh. are more moderen and extra complicated “fragile states,” the place Canada has engaged: Haiti and Afghanistan. those 5 are then in comparison with Mauritius, which has loved really sturdy governance. the ultimate part seems at demanding situations and new instructions for Canadas improvement coverage. Co-published with the Centre for foreign Governance Innovation

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