- Series: Culture Smart!
- Paperback: 168 pages
- Publisher: Kuperard (February 5, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 185733454X
- ISBN-13: 978-1857334548
- Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 0.4 x 6.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,992,931 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Canada - Culture Smart!: the essential guide to customs & culture Paperback – February 5, 2008
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About the Author
DIANE LEMIEUX is a Canadian writer and journalist based in the Netherlands. Born in Quebec into a diplomatic family, she traveled widely in her childhood. She has a BA in Communication from the University of Ottawa, an MA in Development Studies from Leeds University, and a post-graduate diploma in International Relations from Amsterdam University. She has lived and worked in seven countries around the world. Diane specializes in intercultural communication, national diversity, and expatriate issues, and has written extensively on these subjects for professional journals, newspapers, and the Dutch Government.
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At first glance, the book seems to be a good basic guide. It covers a wide variety of topics which make it a good general book. However; the book is poorly written and has quite a few grammatical and factual errors. It also seems to be written from a Canadian rather than an "outsider" because much of her claims are common Canadian misunderstandings. For example, she claims that Canada has a "strict separation between Church and state." While the US has the separation, Canada does not. In fact, several provinces fund religious schooling and many of the legislatures in the country, including the Federal Government, start their sessions with a prayer. This is hardly a strict separation. Elsewhere in the book, she also claims that BC tolerates "weed smoking" - another common misconception.
The book does a good job describing life in Central Canada (Ontario and Quebec). Much of the book provides examples of life, slang and issues that arise from this region. However; the author appears to have little experience with other regions in the country. Her description of the North and the Western regions are either stereotypical or in error. One simple example is her list of provincial capitals: two of the three "prairie provinces" are wrong.
If you are looking for a book on Canadian culture, this one will provide you with a very basic understanding. I am sure that better ones exist.