October-November 2019

See what’s available in the October-November 2019 issue of Canada’s History magazine.

Posted October 1, 2019

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October-November 2019


The Priest Who Shaped a Province

The untold story of the cleric who helped the Métis resistance win provincehood for Manitoba 150 years ago. Read an excerpt from his diary by Philippe Mailhot

The Ballots Question

How a 1919 federal political leadership convention forever changed the way politics is practised in Canada. by Christopher Moore

Complicated Persons

Looking back at the legacy of the landmark Persons Case. by Charlotte Gray

Experiments in Peace

A group of sixties-era pacifists is forced to examine its principles of non-violence. by Tarah Brookfield

On the cover

A portrait of Métis leader Louis Riel circa 1873.


Editor’s Note

Sign of the times.

The Packet

Controversial commemorations. Minor moment?


Construction underway on Inuit Art Centre. Iconic banknote update. Manitoba’s otherworldly archives. Remembering a world-beating Ontario speedboat. From the Archives: white-tailed deer.

Trading Post

A nineteenth-century cutlass and scabbard.


Asking the right questions is crucial to unlocking your family’s history.


Q&A: Ian Roberts on explorer Étienne Brûlé. Reviews: Imposing sanctuary. Land of promise. Respectful trailblazing. More books: ranch hands, public hangings, remarkable women, wrestling Hydro. Read them all

Inspiring Artistry

Showcasing the winners of the Indigenous Arts & Stories competition.


Touring the Ottawa River region by bicycle.

History Matters

How the founder of Orange Shirt Day transformed a frightening childhood moment into an occasion to unite in the spirit of reconciliation.


A restful moment at a Manitoba hunting camp.

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