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The Halifax Explosion

On Dec. 6, 1917, the largest human-made explosion before the detonation of nuclear weapons would occur. An explosion that released the equivalent of 2.9 kilotons of TNT, about one-seventh the power of the bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945...

Stockwell Day

When the Canadian Alliance was formed from the Reform Party and members of the Progressive Conservatives, Preston Manning was out and he was replaced by a new man, Stockwell Day, and that meant a new Leader of the Official Opposition. Before we get...

Canada’s Great Depression

When there is talk of The Great Depression, the United States and its Dust Bowl often takes centre stage but there were many other places impacted by the depression, and few were affected as severely as Canada. In this episode, I am going to look at...

Deborah Grey

There are many unique aspects to the life of Deborah Grey. The first Reform MP who hired an assistant named Stephen Harper, who would go on to become the first female Leader of the Official Opposition. We will get to all of that of course, but we...

Chief Dan George

Chief Dan George was more than just an actor. He was an Indigenous chief, an activist and a poet as well. He was one of the most important Indigenous individuals of the 20th century in Canada, and today I am looking at his fascinating life. Dan...

Preston Manning

Over the past 40 years, there have been many important politicians on the federal level for Canada. Some have served as Prime Ministers, others as leaders of party. Arguably, one of the most influential would be Preston Manning. While he never...

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