December 2022-January 2023

See what’s available in the December 2022-January 2023 issue of Canada’s History.

Posted November 9, 2022
Cover of the December 2022-January 2023 issue of <em>Canada's History</em> featuring a black and white image of Queen Elizabeth II.

December 2022-January 2023


Queen of Canada

Britain’s longest-reigning monarch kept calm and carried on through seventy years of personal and political turmoil. by Carolyn Harris Read the article

Royal Dissent

The death of Queen Elizabeth II opens a debate about whether a British monarch should remain Canada’s head of state. by Christopher Moore Read the article

Rising from the Ashes

A working-class district in Nova Scotia’s capital was rebuilt as a model neighbourhood after the Halifax explosion. by Michael Dupuis

At Cross Purposes

Quebec’s Bill 21 is the culmination of a decades-long struggle to come to terms with the province’s Catholic past. by André Pelchat Read an excerpt

We Were the Lucky Ones

Three former players on a residential school hockey team recall the reality behind the snapshots of their 1951 exhibition tour. by Alexandra Giancarlo and Janice Forsyth Read the article

On the Cover

Queen Elizabeth II in 1952. This photograph, known as the “Accession Portrait,” was taken by Dorothy Wilding.


Editor’s Note

Wreckage and resilience.

The Packet

A capital idea. Rebels article an inspiring story. Personal connections.


From the Archives: Ruff sledding. Iconic image stolen. Retailer set to return. By the Numbers: The Edmonton Grads. Dino discovery.

Trading Post

Mother-of-pearl gaming counters with elaborate patterns were used during card games.


The good, the bad, and the ridiculous of genealogy.


Review: Wild anticipation. More books: Beatle bandit, Great War nurses, agricultural fairs, city of commerce, cigarette nation. Read them all

Book and Gift Guide

Our nineteenth annual special advertising section includes books for history lovers and all readers.

History Matters

Exploring a family-history mystery.


A horse-drawn milk wagon is part of a parade in Owen Sound, Ontario.

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