Racism and Hockey Topic 2. Roch Carrier describes hockey in his introduction to Backcheck: A Hockey Retrospective, the National Library of Canada’s Internet homage to hockey in Canada as follows: “Hockey is Canada’s game. But as everyone knows . . . hockey is also the history of Canadians. The game reflects the reality of Canada in its evolution, ambition, characteristic tensions and partnerships [At this site] not only will you find yourself back at the rink, but you will also find yourself back in time, exploring all of Canada” (www.collectionscanada.ca/hockey/index-e.html). While this quote has amazing resonance for many Canadians, a more thorough perusal of the site will reveal that the Canada presented on the Backcheck website is...The end:
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