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Roots: Seeing double

Most babies arrive nine months after conception. For Malcolm Reid it was nine months after his mother’s death.

Bringing the Inuit Home

Efforts are being made to repatriate the remains of several indigenous Labradorians who died in Europe while being part of a travelling zoo exhibit in the 1880s.  

Canada's Great Women

In a perfect world, the thirty women on this list would be household names. But for too long history textbooks have focused on great men, to the exclusion of all others.

Choosing Great Women

Choosing Canada’s Great Women is not easy. Listen to Charlotte Gray, one of the judges on our panel, as she describes the pleasures and pitfalls of ranking the great women of history.


A Canadian professor’s research into sensory deprivation and its connection to disturbing new methods of interrogation.

Perfect People, Perfect Country

Canada had no place for the feeble-minded — at least according to the gospel of eugenics.

The Doctor and the Madmen

In the years that James Douglas was director of the Beauport Asylum, the treatment of the mentally ill was a model for its time: starting with the notion that they were people too.

999 Queen Street West: The Toronto Asylum Scandal

Medical director Joseph Workman believed that 50 per cent of his alleged “lunacy” cases were curable at home. But with this half-built facility so close at hand, local officials found it a convenient place to drop off their criminals, misfits and troublemakers.

Annie Mae Aquash

Murdered for her political convictions, Mi'kmaq activist Annie Mae Aquash left a spiritual legacy that refuses to die.

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