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What Is a Canadian Fiction?

What Is a Canadian Fiction?

By Brian Busby The author of The Dusty Bookcase finds a new history of Canadian fiction notable for its omissions. REVIEW of A History of Canadian Fiction. David Staines. Cambridge University Press, 2022.   IT SAYS NOTHING GOOD about this country that this volume is, to paraphrase the publisher’s pitch, the first history to chart the development of Canadian fiction from earliest times to present day. Author David Staines, Professor of English at the University of Ottawa and former General Editor of the New Canadian Library, describes it slightly differently, as the “first detailed history.” Either way, one wonders what took...

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Seeking the Truth About Residential Schools

Seeking the Truth About Residential Schools

If the goal is to challenge misinformation, truth seekers are hard at work. Contrary to the TRC and activist-academics who want us to believe the unbelievable, there is documented evidence that debunks a narrative of TRC exaggeration, myth and misinformation hurtful to indigenous Canadians.

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Did Indian Residential Schools Cause Intergenerational Trauma?

Did Indian Residential Schools Cause Intergenerational Trauma?

The medical and social problems of Indigenous people are certainly real, but should residential schools be indicted as the chief or even a major cause? The research is poor and the evidence unconvincing.

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Nursing’s Imaginary Co-Founder

Nursing’s Imaginary Co-Founder

Florence Nightingale is the founder of modern nursing. But she has been demoted to a “co-founder” to make room for a so-called "black nurse" who was actually a cook.

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The Rebellions of 1837 and 2022 Compared

The Rebellions of 1837 and 2022 Compared

Egor Evsikov compares the Rebellion of 1837 in Lower Canada with the Trucker Protest of 2022 and the common factors that fuelled the smouldering embersof revolt.

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