Canadian History

Opinion: A new chapter in Canada's relationship with Alberta's Metis

Every November, we celebrate Métis Week. It is a chance to reflect on who we are as a distinct Indigenous people. Nov. 16 is always an important date …

Canadian News

Is Google Home a History Calculator? Artificial Intelligence and the Fate of History

<i>Sean Kheraj</i><p>In their 2005 article in <i>First Monday</i>, Daniel J. Cohen and Roy Rosenzweig recount the story of a remarkably prescient colleague, Peter …

Artificial Intelligence

Family stages last ditch effort to keep historic Victoria Cross in Canada

As the Canadian War Museum adds another Canadian Victoria Cross to its collection, the family of Lt.-Col. David Currie is staging a last stand battle …

Canadian News

NCC board pushes for decorative Centre Block cover during renovation

Board heard LeBreton land deal won't be done by end of the year, and Nepean Point design winner chosen<p>The National Capital Commission Thursday …


New audits on Syrian refugee resettlement, Phoenix drop as Ottawa reveals federal pot regulation plan

AG releases findings on Phoenix phiasco, Syrian refugee resettlement — Grey Cup arrives on the Hill — New details on federal pot regulation plans<p>Good …


Canadian War Museum 'honoured' to acquire Victoria Cross

King George V presented the Victoria Cross to late Lt.-Col. Harcus Strachan in Buckingham Palace on Jan. 16th, 1918. Now, it resides at the Canadian …

Remembrance Day

Ottawa urged to compensate Métis

OTTAWA — Pressure is mounting on the federal Liberals to compensate Métis people who were taken from their families in the Sixties Scoop, after they …

Canadian News

You Said It: You’ve got a spending problem, Liberals, not a revenue problem

<b>TAXES</b><p>I fully concur with your editorial regarding the need to address taxation.<p>In fact it has been done before: remember Brian Mulroney’s GST was …

Bill Morneau

Heavy downpours expected in parts of Metro Vancouver

A rainfall warning is in effect for parts of the Lower Mainland, with heavy downpours expected Saturday evening.<p>Up to 80 mm of rain are expected to …

British Columbia

Wood from Edmonton's historic Garneau Tree salvaged for descendants of man who planted it

The 143-year-old tree stood in Edmonton at 111th Street and 90th Avenue until it was cut down in September<p>The wood from the historic Garneau Tree, …


Upcoming Publications in Canadian History – December 2017 & January 2018

Welcome back to our monthly series, “Upcoming Publications in Canadian History,” where I’ve compiled information on all the upcoming releases for the …

Indigenous Peoples

Nation To Nation: Metis leader expresses skepticism on Riel anniversary

<b>Nation To Nation</b> <br>The federal government executed Metis leader Louis Riel on this day 132 years ago.<p>In recent times, the Metis have won significant …


NEWS: Nunavut’s capital suffers violent week in string of attacks

Three men face serious charges after a pair of brutal attacks in Iqaluit that occurred after the Remembrance Day long weekend, Nunavut’s RCMP “V” …

Northern Canada

132 years after his execution, many Métis reject exonerating Louis Riel

'We would never allow it,' says Manitoba Métis Federation president David Chartrand<p>Nov. 16 marks the anniversary of the day Métis leader Louis Riel …


Riel’s handcuffs “sober reminder of dark chapter”

At first glance, there seems nothing particularly remarkable about this artifact — a pair of standard handcuffs from the late 19th century. But these …


Heroism, a mother’s burden, and a lesson for reconciliation

<i>Adapted from a speech to the Foodbank of Waterloo:</i><p>My mother is still living, but this is a eulogy of sorts.<p>This is my feeble attempt to sum up her …


Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: November 16, 2017

This weekend artists are opening their studios to the public, Salish weavers are sharing their visual stories, the Space Centre is inviting families …


Remembrance Day ceremonies held in Montreal and Ottawa

Gov. Gen. Julie Payette and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau laid wreaths at an Ottawa Remembrance Day ceremony on Saturday. One veteran said he attends the event in memory of friends and service members who have died.

Remembrance Day

Métis commemorate father of Manitoba Thursday

November 16 marks a special day for the Métis in Manitoba, a day to pay respect to the memory of Louis Riel.<p>The Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) said …


Metis flag raised at B.C. legislature - Surrey Now-Leader

Métis and provincial government representatives met at the B.C. legislature early Thursday morning, to mark Louis Riel Day and celebrate the …


A changed Canada emerged from the First World War

<i>This series commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele and Canada's role in the First World War and its enduring legacy.</i><p>The Great War of 1914 to 1918 was a watershed in world history. The titanic affair involved tens of millions of citizen soldiers in uniform and whole …

World War I

Iskwé’s Neon-Bright Dance-Pop Tackles Pressing Cultural Problems

Photo by Lisa MacIntosh.<p>The self-titled, 2013 debut from singer-songwriter Iskwé (pronounced “iss-kway,” meaning “woman” in Cree) was eight years in …


Review: Eileen Cook’s The Hanging Girl, E.K. Johnston’s That Inevitable Victorian Thing and Samya Kullab’s Escape from Syria

<b>The Hanging Girl</b><p><i>By Eileen Cook</i><p><i>Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 320 pages, $23.99</i><p>Eighteen-year-old Skye wants to move to New York after graduation. But she doesn't make enough money working at the Burger Barn and giving fake tarot card readings to make her dreams come true. Enter Paige Bonnet, a rich, …


‘Disturbing’ pro-Nazi posters found at B.C. university on Remembrance Day

Photos of the posters obtained by the Ubyssey student newspaper show what appears to be images of Nazis with the words “the true heroes of WW2.”

Remembrance Day

Residents angry after Montreal war monument vandalized on Remembrance Day

A Montreal man said he and other residents were shocked and saddened after a war memorial was defaced with graffiti on Remembrance Day.<p>Berj Merdjanian says he saw the lettering early Saturday morning when he went to work at his photo studio in the city's Saint-Laurent borough.<p>What he saw was …

Remembrance Day

CANADA FX DEBT-C$ pares some recent gains ahead of NAFTA talks

* Canadian dollar at C$1.2730, or 78.55 U.S. cents<p>* 5th round of NAFTA talks due to be held Nov. 17-21<p>* Canada's bond market was closed for …


Bus and camper crash into ditch along Highway 99 - Surrey Now-Leader

SURREY – A Coast Mountain bus and a camper pulling a trailer ended up in ditch along Highway 99 on a rainy Sunday afternoon.<p>It happened around 3:30 …

Remembrance Day

You Said It: No trouble with Trudeau

<b>NO PROBLEM</b><p>I don’t understand the problem with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau missing out on this year’s Remembrance Day ceremonies. He was attending …


Construction for Canadian Afghan War cenotaph at DND headquarters delayed by U.S. hurricanes

Natural disasters in the U.S. have caused a minor delay in the rebuilding of an Afghan war cenotaph in Ottawa but the Canadian military hopes to have …

Canadian News

Open and Closed across Ottawa today

Today is a federal statutory holiday in observance of Remembrance Day