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The 1951 Royal Visit

5157266 Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh sporting a “ten gallon hat” watching the rodeo at Calgary during their tour of Canada, © Mirrorpix. As we are in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Year, many Canadians...

Harold Alexander

We have finally come to the end of the line in terms of Governors General who came from prominent families or institutions in Britain. After this episode, we will be delving into the Governors General who were born in Canada, or spent most of their...

The Welland Canal

Each year, 3,000 ships, carrying 40 million tons of cargo, pass through the Welland Canal. The canal would help Toronto become the largest city in Canada, while fostering increased trade on the Great Lakes between the United States and Canada. The...

Alexander Cambridge

Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone 1940, by Yousuf Karsh After the sudden death of John Buchan, Canada was in need of a Governor General and quickly. At the time, Canada was deep in the Second World War as it emerged from The Great Depression...

Elijah Harper

You may not recognize his name, but Elijah Harper was one of the most important Indigenous leaders of the latter-half of the 20th century. His impact was felt through his political and activist work, in which he always put the cause of the...

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