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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...

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...

John Buchan

After the relatively low-key time of Lord Bessborough, the new Governor General would bring a passion for Canada that extended back decades. He was a man who loved history, writing and the idea of a Canadian national identity. He was John Buchan...

The Birth Of The CBC

Over the course of nine decades, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has become an integral part of the Canadian identity. It has brough us shows that have shaped the culture of Canada, covered the events that became part of our heritage, and...

The Confederation Bridge

It has become not only an engineering marvel, but an image of Canada and a vital link between two provinces. It is the Confederation Bridge, but the story of it dates back far longer than the bridge itself, all the way to the 19th century. Today, I...

Expo 67

It was an event that many felt was doomed to fail. It was looked down on and scoffed at before it was even held. After it was all said and done though, it was not only a massive success but also a landmark moment in Canadian history. I am talking...

James Gladstone

There have been many Indigenous trailblazers when it comes to the world of politics. Today, I am looking at the man who paved the way to the Senate, James Gladstone. Born on May 21, 1887, he would choose the name of Akay-na-muka, which means Many...

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