John Robson demolishes the fairy tale that Canadians lived without constitutionally guaranteed rights until Pierre Elliott Trudeau brought the shiningCharter of Rights and Freedomsdown from Parnassus in 1982.
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.
By Barbara Kay. From our archive: Hitler’s Furies should be read in every Gender Studies program in the West. It treats women with the respect they deserve as complex human beings and the true moral equals of men: equally capable of good and equally capable of evil.
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."