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After Afghanistan

Adam Chapnick Afghanistan Canadian Defence Defence of Canada Defence Policy National Defence

After Afghanistan

Adam Chapnick reviews a collection of the best defence thinkers examining Canada's defence and diplomatic policy options in the aftermath of the Afghanistan experience.

 

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The Charter of Rights Myth

John S.P. Robson

The Charter of Rights Myth

John Robson demolishes the fairy tale that Canadians lived without constitutionally guaranteed rights until Pierre Elliott Trudeau brought the shining Charter of Rights and Freedoms down from Parnassus in 1982.

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The Patience of Job

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The Patience of Job

James Carson bids us to “reimagine” that St. John Brébeuf, the Jesuit martyr, was “never martyred” but “died for reasons indigenous to the time and place he inhabited, for reasons that rest squarely on the deep beliefs of the people who had welcomed him.” Historian Christopher Blum is not convinced.

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1812 & The Fathers of Confederation

Allan Napier MacNab Battle Honours Canada Colony to Nation Myth Confederation Defence of Canada Donald Creighton Fathers of Confederation John Hamilton Gray Joseph Howe Lt. Col. Donald Macpherson Militia Myth Sir Adolphe-Philippe Caron Sir Charles Tupper Sir Étienne-Paschal Taché Sir George-Étienne Cartier Sir Hector-Louis Langevin Sir John A. Macdonald Sir Oliver Mowat Thomas D'Arcy McGee War of 1812

1812 & The Fathers of Confederation

Several Fathers of Confederation had a connection to the War of 1812. Only two generations separated the peace of 1814 from the Charlottetown conference -- the same lapse of time (fifty years) as between 1945 and 1995, when Canadians of all ages celebrated “Victory in Europe."

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