Canadians in Space: The Forever Frontier by John Melady

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By John Melady

In 1984, Marc Garneau turned Canadas first astronaut and a countrywide hero. considering then, seven of his fellow voters have in his footsteps, many greater than as soon as. This booklet used to be written as a twenty-fifth anniversary tribute to those courageous women and men who defied great odds, risked their lives, and soared from Earth on sheets of flame.

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On the face of it, this difference might point to different policy priorities on immigration security. A politically integrated Europe with labour mobility requires a common Europe-wide policy and enforcement at all entry points into Europe, as well as common surveillance standards and practices throughout Europe to track non-citizens. Hence Fortress Europe. A politically divided North America with only partial labour mobility would seem to require only national controls over the internal movement of people.

The legitimacy problem has been further deepened by the ascent of neoliberalism and the decline of the old social contracts that fostered class integration in the earlier Cold War era. Governments no longer feel free to promise or to deliver social programs on the scale they once could offer. In many cases, states have felt compelled to roll back social programs and to discourage any idea of recovery of lost ground. In this context, states look to alternative means to enhance legitimacy. One is to promise citizens, especially those most directly affected by the rollback of the welfare state, that governments will protect them against the competition of non-citizens - 'outsiders,' foreigners, undocumented aliens, illegal immigrants, bogus asylum-seekers, etc.

Cooperation was already closer in security and policing than in other areas. Intelligence exchange had already been institutionalized as an aspect of the conduct of the Cold War; a common enemy and acceptance of American leadership produced common security standards and common databases. Moreover, much if not most of this close cooperation occurred at the sub-national level. 15 These linkages have endured the end of the Cold War and the retargeting of security threats that has followed. The reason why Maastricht's third pillar has followed a slower track is obvious: why build supranational institutions to accomplish something already being served by existing intergovernmental cooperation, especially when this cooperation makes minimal demands on the attention of the politicians?

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