Category Archives: Canadian history

WikiLeaks and the End of History?

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An analysis of WikiLeaks, access to information, and the public’s right to know.

Active History on the Grand: Rural Raids and Divided Loyalties – Southwestern Ontario and the War of 1812

Rural Raids and Divided Loyalties – Southwestern Ontario and the War of 1812 is a new documentary in the works that examines little known stories of the American raids on Southwestern Ontario.

Reflecting on Kan’s “Shamanism and Christianity”: Making Sense of Family Conversion Narratives

Brittany Luby reflects on how her studies, particularly Sergei Kan’s “Shamanism and Christianity” inspired critical reflection of her own family’s conversion narratives.

The “War on the Car” has a long history

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Last week, newly-elected Toronto Mayor Rob Ford continued his campaign rhetoric by proclaiming that “the war on the car is over.” On the first day of his mayoralty, Ford announced he intends to halt construction of a light rail transit line on Sheppard Avenue.  The mayor says a subway under Sheppard Avenue should be built instead of the surface light… Read more »

Active History on the Grand: Brantford Up-date

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If you’ve read my previous blogs, you’ll notice that I talk a lot about Brantford, Ontario.  Since completing my PhD in History from McMaster University I’ve been working as the Executive Director of the Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre (CIHC), a not-for-profit organization in Brantford dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Canadian industrial history and the establishment of a museum… Read more »

Let’s talk about race, Canada

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Talking about race in Canada is a lot like talking about sex in the old days. There is so much imposed silence on the subject. We skip around it, pretend that it is not there, and pray that it will go away.