By Peter Pigott
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Air Canada: The History explores a contemporary miracle that has made advertisement air commute in our state a regular prevalence. The airline was once born in 1937 as "Trans Canada Airlines," a ward of the Canadian nationwide Railway. Renamed "Air Canada" in 1964 to mirror its prestige as a jet-age airline, it survived devastating air crashes, monetary deficits, self-serving politicians, moves, privatization, and the Airbus scandal.
It was once reviled within the nineties via the likes of Peter Newman, who joked, "If God had intended guy to fly, he wouldn't have invented Air Canada." at the present time it's a a lot enjoyed nationwide icon. lucky from time to time to be run via nice CEOs like Gordon McGregor and Claude Taylor, Air Canada has fought off a opposed takeover, merged with its arch-rival Canadian airways, and touched numerous lives in the course of its 75-year history.
This is its tale.
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The reluctance of external affairs minister Howard Green, backed by sections of Canadian public opinion as well as some officials in his department, was countered by the pro-nuclear enthusiasm of Defence Minister Douglas Harkness, in turn backed by his military brass and by other sections of the Canadian public. The refusal, or inability, of Prime Minister John Diefenbaker to decisively adjudicate this division led to the collapse of the Conservative government, and its subsequent defeat at an election in 1963 that featured a more or less overt American intervention,3 and to the election of a Liberal government committed to nuclear warheads on Canadian soil.
As Guilbaut notes, the seventh congress of the Komintern (1935) created the notion of a 'popular front' to which were recruited artists and writers who would create for communism 'a strong and credible image, the image of a united and dynamic front' (17); the term is used by Waugh and Martin in their chapters that follow. See also Richard Cavell, McLuhan in Space: A Cultural Geography (Toronto: U Toronto P, 2002). Edmund Carpenter, 'Remembering Explorations,' in Canadian Notes and Queries 46 (Spring 1992) 3-14; this quote 3-4.
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