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Bestselling Governor General

For John Buchan, writing fiction was a sideline. Yet one of his works, adapted for film and theatre, remains part of popular culture long after his term as Governor General has faded from memory.  

Women in WW2 Prison

How a Canadian woman raised the morale of fellow civilian prisoners in a Japanese Second World War internment camp.

The Regina Riot

Just over a hundred years ago, during the Great Depression, more than a thousand single unemployed men rode the rails in an organized protest that ended in a bloody clash.  

The Big Chill

Two centuries ago, much of the world was left in the cold during what became known as the Year Without a Summer. By Alan MacEachern

Slow Road to Tolerance

It took a long time for Canadians to accept each others’ differences, never mind to view diversity as desirable.

An Expo 67 Kaleidoscope

Was Expo 67 the greatest world’s fair ever? Of course it was.

Reluctant Union

Sixty years after joining Canada, the Rock is no longer in a hard place.

Disparate Duo

Born as twins in 1905, Alberta and Saskatchewan grew apart. Single-minded visionaries, hardening ideologies, and nature’s lottery helped turn the two provinces into a disparate duo.

Why Women Couldn't Vote

Weakness, lack of intelligence, mental instablility — a century ago, these were some of the many reasons given for why women were unfit to vote.

Fenian Threat

A hundred and fifty years ago, Canadians were terrorized by the threat posed by Irish insurgents who were massing large armies across the border.

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