American System in Canada: The Paradox of the Canadian Identity

What are the true historical dynamics shaping the current Canadian identity? In this class given to the Vancouver chapter of the Committee for the Republic of Canada in August 2012 , Matthew Ehret-Kump investigates the roots of two key inflection moments which bear immediate relevance to Canada’s current potential. The first being Abraham Lincoln’s struggle to maintain the union and his Canadian allies who fought to unify the continent behind a universal conception of sovereign development. The second being the post WW2 struggle to unify the continent centering around the North American Water and Power Alliance via the leadership of John F Kennedy alongside leading Canadian allies of NAWAPA and technological progress such as BC Premier W.A.C Bennett and Daniel Johnson Sr. The tragic paradigm post 1968 paradigm shift under the insane dynamic of Trudeau and Rene Levesque is given a new context.