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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.
The Stanley Cup Finals have only been cancelled twice in the history of the NHL and first time was the 1918–1919 season when the Spanish Flu infected the Montreal Canadiens locker room.
The fashion of Expo 67.
Archivist Joseph Trivers and Canada’s History editor-in-chief Mark Reid discuss the meaning of the word “vamp” and the role it played in a naughty jazz age song. Then, they treat us to a rollicking reel that got its name from a popular pub game of the time.