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There's A New Heritage Minute

Ah, the Heritage Minutes. For Canadian kids who attended school in the 1990s and 2000s, the minute-long educational films were a staple of their Social Studies and History classes. Historica Canada's...
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Media Bites: Insulting Americans Makes Us Ugly Canadians

This noxious obsession with one-upping America at every turn, even (especially?) when it requires rewriting history to reimagine America's good ideas as bad ones, and Canada's bad ones as heroic, is the complete antithesis of modesty, or even decency. It's obnoxious, ugly, and dishonest, and certainly not the stuff from which great patriotism is made.
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Harper, the Museum of Civilization Ain't Broke, so Don't Fix it

Canada's most-visited museum, the Museum of Civilization, is a staple in the National Capital Region. It has garnered sustained interest from locals and foreigners alike with its exhibits showcasing the splendour of cultures and civilizations worldwide. In an abstruse move, the Harper government is announcing today that the beloved museum's mandate is being rebranded to focus solely on domestic history, while the overarching themes of military and monarchy -- sweetheart conservative subjects -- have been touted as guiding principles.