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...
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.
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.
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.