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Update on the Ryerson Fiasco

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Update on the Ryerson Fiasco

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.

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Napoleon and the French Canadians

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Napoleon and the French Canadians

By Serge Joyal. All countries create myths to adumbrate their aspirations and to reflect an image of their national identity. Such was the myth of Napoleon in France and, as we shall see, even in French Canada.

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Macdonald: A Hero for Our Times?

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Macdonald: A Hero for Our Times?

The Old Flag and the Old Policy probably mattered more than the Old Man to most Canadians, writes Phillip A. Buckner. We can debate Sir John A. without losing our heads — or his.

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The Myth Behind “Rhodes Must Fall”

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The Myth Behind “Rhodes Must Fall”

By Marie Kawthar Daouda

NELSON MANDELA himself urged against cancelling memorials to Imperialist figures. Besides, it is condescending and very white-centered to think that Africa’s problematic past only revolves around European imperialism.

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The Imbecile Attack on Egerton Ryerson

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The Imbecile Attack on Egerton Ryerson

It is wrong to blame Egerton Ryerson for creating residential schools and too often ignored that Indigenous people themselves wanted government-funded schools. It was Chief Peter Jones, working with other prominent Methodists, who argued that the government should fund schools to educate Indigenous men .... 

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