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Created by James Gillespie
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This free download was created in connection with the April-May 2013 issue of Canada’s History where we featured a story about Canadian photographer Roy Kerwood’s experience at the famous 1969 “bed-in” in Montreal. The article was called “Come Together: John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Montreal 1969.”
How a Montreal teen bluffed his way into John and Yoko’s bed-in for peace.
Historians, authors, humourist, and broadcaster — we asked nine of them “Who’s your secret history idol?” The answers may surprise you.
The 1919 Winnipeg General Strike remains an unparalleled moment of solidarity among Canadian workers.
Protesting a sixty per cent hike in the cost of chocolate bars, kids across the country mounted the bonbon barricades.
During the Great Depression, more than a thousand single unemployed men rode the rails in an organized protest that ended in a bloody clash.
We asked for your brushes with royalty and you told us.
Not only was this Canadian's life story fictionalized for the film The King and I, Anna Leonowens was instrumental in the founding of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.
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.
A chance discovery on an internet auction led to the discovery of a substantial body of work by Canadian painter Francis Fitz Roy Dixon.