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Lecture 4

Lecture 4 - Regionalism in Canada
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Department
Political Science
Course
POL2101
Professor
Luc Turgeon
Semester
Winter

Description
Jan. 22, 2014 Regionalism in Canada Key Terms • Regionalism • Core-periphery/Metropolis-Hinterland • Western Alienation Regionalism • Brooks: “Apolitical identity based on a shared sense of place.” • Factors that contribute to regionalism  Proximity and similarity  The idea of ‘regions’is socially constructed  Discontent/alienation Different Regional Conceptions of Canada • Five or Six Regions?  Atlantic provinces/Quebec/Ontario/Prairies/BC/North  Eastern Canada/Quebec/Ontario/West/North • Core-periphery  Core as the dominating central realm that exercises political and economic control over a periphery that is isolated politically, dependent and underprivileged. • New and Old Canada (Michael Bliss)/Have and Have Nots  Old Canada – Quebec andAtlantic provinces  New Canada - Ontario and the West provinces Economic Basis of Regionalism • Different factor endowments  Difference in resources – creates different interests  Difference in access to markets • Economic policy reinforced economic disparities, access to markers and feelings of injustice (justified or not)  Importance of the National po
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