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Lillian Alling, the Russian girl who walked from New York to Bering Strait.
Legitimate political power derives from a mandate from the masses — that’s today’s theory. But in practice, Canada’s governing elites historically have often tried their best to snub the masses.
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The prestigious role of Governor General of Canada dates back nearly 400 years, to the Governor of New France, Samuel de Champlain.
How a mob of men from a “respectable class” almost smothered an infant democracy.
With Fenians massing on our country’s doorstep, it fell to an unlikely band of sharpshooting citizens in Quebec to defend Canada.
Most babies arrive nine months after conception. For Malcolm Reid it was nine months after his mother’s death.
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.
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 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.
Jul 13, 2014
The Canadian Press: Debate over dog park in Africville stirs anger in Halifax black community
Jul 11, 2014
The Globe and Mail: Oral history goes digital as Google helps map ancestral lands
Jul 11, 2014
The Globe and Mail: Portage ban provokes a very Canadian fight
Feb 16, 2016
"Sncewips: How Collections Tell our History"
Feb 27, 2016
Wawahte Documentary Premiere
Jun 02, 2016
The Fenian Raids/Battle of Ridgeway Conference
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