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  • Editors’ Note
  • Nadine Fabbi and Claude Denis

We are pleased to present issue #57 –the result of the current editorial team’s work, along with the last of the previous team’s –that features very timely articles on: comparative “law and order” in Canada and the United States; the representation of immigrants and minorities in political science textbooks; Canadian participation in the 19th-century US-Mexico war; and another Canada-US comparison, this time on physician-assisted suicide. Indeed, although this is not formally a thematic issue, most of it could easily be headlined something like “Canada-US entanglements.”

Following consultation with the International Council of Canadian Studies (ICCS), which publishes the Journal, we have decided to resume the publication of thematic issues or sections, which had been put aside some time ago. We issued calls for papers on the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act (with guest editor Stéphanie Chouinard), the Arctic (edited by Nadine Fabbi), and highlighting a “New Generation” of international Canadianists (edited by the full editorial team). This last theme will, in fact, be published first, as #58 this upcoming Fall, and we can already say –in these remarkably challenging times –that we are especially encouraged by the energy and creativity demonstrated by these young authors. We are in the process of preparing a couple more calls for papers. Also, we will soon resume the publication of book reviews and critical essays, and we plan to inaugurate a “Forum” section on topical issues with shorter and non-peer-reviewed articles.

For 2018–2019, David Staines worked with us as co-editor, and we thank him for his contribution. Nadine Fabbi’s term ends this summer, while Claude Denis continues on. We want to express our special thanks to Cristina Frias, executive director of the ICCS, for her precious help and support, and to the UTP team for their patience and support for new editors with many questions. [End Page 1]



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