Matthew HAYDAY


Matthew HAYDAY
Visiting Researcher (June 9,2017 - November 30, 2018)

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Matthew Hayday is a professor of Canadian history at the University of Guelph.  His research interests centre on the post-Second World War period, with a particular focus on political history, language policy and the ways that Canadian identities have been shaped by government policies and social movement actors.

His current SSHRC-funded project is a biography of the Right Honourable Joe Clark, Canada’s 16th prime minister, who also served as External Affairs minister, Constitutional Affairs minister, Leader of the Opposition, and leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.

Matthew has published extensively on issues related to language policy, celebrations and commemorations (including the history of Canada Day), cultural history and political history. His most recent books are So They Want Us to Learn French: Promoting and Opposing Bilingualism in English-speaking Canada (UBC Press, 2015) and the edited collection Celebrating Canada, vol. 1: Holidays, National Days, and the Crafting of Identities (University of Toronto Press, 2016).

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