I wish to thank the ICCS for a grant that enabled me to do the research for this guide in Vancouver and Ottawa in July and August 1999.
For a couple of weeks, I was privileged to work in the Institute of Canadian Studies at the University of Ottawa. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Institute for permitting me to use its office facilities, and to the members of the staff for their friendly support.
At home I would particularly like to offer my heartfelt thanks to Hedi Hinzmann, Tanja Mäurer, Ruth Marchewka, Christian Krampe and Dagmar Lonien for assisting me in getting this version launched in the www.
Trier, April 2002 Norbert Platz