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Julie Payette

Through its history, the Governors General of Canada had come from many backgrounds. There were academics, soldiers, broadcasters and politicians. Very little changed in regard to the profession of the vice-regal until Canada received its first...

The Expulsion of the Acadians

The Duke William was travelling across the Atlantic Ocean in October 1758, towards France, in a convoy of nine other vessels, loaded with 360 people who had been torn from their home and forced to find a home elsewhere. Those on the ship had spent a...

David Johnston

For the first time in the 21st century, Canada would have a male Governor General. In fact, when David Johnston took over from Michaelle Jean in 2010, he was the first male Governor General in 11 years. As well, in a marked change from the 20th...

Howie Morenz

He is considered to be one of the first major stars of the NHL, and the first icon of the Montreal Canadiens. One of the greatest players to ever lace up the skates and the most dynamic player between the World Wars, his career was cut short but his...

Oronhyatekha

Over the course of his life, Oronhyatekha did many things. He was a scholar, a CEO, a statesman, an athlete and a champion of women, children and minority rights. Today, I am looking at this fascinating man who was known as Burning Sky, Burning...

Michaelle Jean

For the first time in Canadian history, a female Governor General would be replaced, not by a male Governor General, but another female Governor General. Such was the case in 2005 when Michaelle Jean replaced Adrienne Clarkson, but we are getting...

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