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Kildare Dobbs

Writer, poet, critic, editor, author of The Shatterer of Worlds, the Governor General's Award winning Running to Paradise (1962) and others


Canada is a society, rather than a nation. ... There is no central and controlling myth to focus Canadian diversity and foster its distinctiveness: the Crown, which in theory symbolizes the State, is an absentee landlord.

1964 - from the introduction to Canada