In The Ryerson Affair: An Update, Professor Ronald Stagg judges the judges and finds them wanting. The reports that informed the decision-makers were feeble work, he concludes.
“Cook argues, rightly, that Americans, Australians, and Britons consistently have recollected this war in reasonably accurate ways, which emphasise their sacrifices and successes. Canadians, alone among the victor powers, have tended to forget why they fought this 'necessary war,' and to remember their defeats more than their deeds.” BY JOHN FERRIS The Fight for History: 75 Years of Forgetting, Remembering, and Remaking Canada’s Second World War. Tim Cook. Allen Lane, 2020. THIS BOOK ASSESSES how an unmilitary people remembers its military history. Tim Cook’s account of how Canadians have viewed the Second World War says much of value,...
1619 Project Aboriginals Brian Giesbrecht Canada History Debates History Wars Indian Residential Schools Indigenous Kamloops Nina Green Politically Corrective History Politics & Government Public History Thomas Flanagan
The claim that 150,000 status Indian children were 'forced' to attend residential schools is misleading at best, write Nina Green, Brian Giesbrecht, and Tom Flanagan. For example, enforcement of compulsory attendance was often lax to non-existent.