political history

New Paper: Debating Canada’s Future: A Night at Montreal’s Sohmer Park, 1892

September 19, 2014

As the media has made clear over the past several weeks, what took place in Scotland yesterday resonates strongly with past independence movements in Canada. What has been less apparent in these discussions, which usually focus solely on the Quebec referendums in 1980 and 1995, are the deep roots in which Canada’s political future was debated. One […]

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History Slam Episode Nine: Prime Minister Fantasy Draft

November 21, 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Sean Graham When I was an MA student in Regina, I was talking to somebody about how great it would be if there could be a historical figures fantasy league. With the success of fantasy football and fantasy hockey, I figured that some sort of fantasy league […]

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Communities of Interest and Electoral Redistricting

September 5, 2012

By David Zylberberg Following the census, Canada’s federal electoral districts are redrawn every decade. On Monday, Ontario’s proposed new ridings were announced, the last province to do so. You can look at the details of the proposed new ridings or the process of consultation, here. The proposed changes have led me to think about the […]

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Was the Past a Happy Place?

July 9, 2012

By Ian Milligan Was the past a happy place? Could we take a large array of information and learn whether there was an emotional content to it? I’ve been increasingly curious about how we can apply a host of tools that data miners are using on contemporary information to large repositories of historical information: could […]

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Charitable Tax Credits – Who Gives?

November 1, 2011

By Cate Prichard “Ottawa looks at rewriting rules on charitable giving,” the Globe and Mail announced last Friday, kicking off a running series on the evolution of philanthropy in Canada and abroad. Federal charities policy is front page news. According to the Globe’s reporting, the federal government is proposing, among other reforms, to make changes […]

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