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Lone Adventuress

Lillian Alling, the Russian girl who walked from New York to Bering Strait.

You Don't Vote for Kings

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 Changing Face of the Governor General

The prestigious role of Governor General of Canada dates back nearly 400 years, to the Governor of New France, Samuel de Champlain.

Parliament in Flames

How a mob of men from a “respectable class” almost smothered an infant democracy.

War at the Border

With Fenians massing on our country’s doorstep, it fell to an unlikely band of sharpshooting citizens in Quebec to defend Canada.

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.

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