History Canada

The Tories Should Not Hide History From Canadians

Frédéric Bastien | Posted 01.03.2015 | Canada Politics
Frédéric Bastien

Many Canadians -- the younger generations especially -- lack a basic historical knowledge, and in this regard the commemoration activities launched by the Conservatives are welcome. But if the Tories are truly in favour of upholding this country's history, the most fundamental thing they must do is make information accessible to historians.

Will Canada's New Museum Shatter Our Vanilla Image?

Rachel Décoste | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

As recently as 2009, Canadian Tourism Commission spokesperson conceded that "Canada has had a kind of vanilla pudding image -- safe and nice, like the girl next door -- not the hot chick you'd want to go on vacation with." In other words, we're perceived as "uninteresting." Will the Museum of Canadian History change that? The Americans think they have the monopoly on those adjectives when it comes to their country's history. They don't. A Canadian History Museum can showcase the contribution of people who fall outside the dreary stereotypes and repetitive platitudes.

New Journal Gives Canadian History Cardiac Pump

David Frum | Posted 03.01.2012 | Canada
David Frum

In a powerful book published in 1998, Professor Jack Granatstein fiercely demanded, "Who Killed Canadian History?" The question is all too easy to answer. The professional historians killed it. The good news is that the amateurs at the Dorchester Review may yet save it.

Canadian History A Strong Point With Newcomers

CBC | Posted 02.26.2012 | Canada Living

The longer you've been in the country, the less confident you may be about your knowledge of Canada's past. That’s according to a survey...