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History, Politics

50 years after de Gaulle speech, Quebec is no closer to independence

Fifty years after French President Charles de Gaulle’s famous speech from the balcony of Montreal City Hall hailing a free Quebec, independence seems increasingly out of reach for the province’s sovereignist movement. The words “Vive le Quebec libre,” (Long live» 

Health, History, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Still more delays with already controversial inquiry

After facing sometimes severe criticism for delays and lack of information the inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls, has announced yet more delays this week. For years aboriginal and advocacy groups had called for a national inquiry» 

History, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Another historic Canadian figure under fire

He founded Halifax, but put a bounty on aboriginals. Edward Cornwallis, once an honoured figure in Canada’s history, has fallen into disrepute recently. Honoured for the creation of one of Canada’s major cities, which in turn led to the development» 

History, Politics

Site of historical Parliament open to public

A Montreal museum is extending a major archeological dig and inviting the public to come and learn about the site of Canada’s first Parliament. In the 1800s, what is now Canada was still a colony of Britain and was ruled by» 

History, International, Military

The Arrow legend: mystery, intrigue, search for last artefacts

It was a world-leading state-of-the-art jet interceptor. Indeed it seemed Canada would become a world leader in aerospace with the development of the CF-105 Avro Arrow, and its powerful new Canadian designed engines.   With the first planes completed and» 

History, Military, Science and Technology

Cold War relic may become Canada’s broadcast archives

It was a giant complex 60 stories underground, and inside about five and half stories high. It was atomic bomb proof and  accessed by very long tunnels, one of them two kilometres long, the other one kilometre long. A bus» 

Animals, Economy, History, Lifestyle, Society, Work & Labour

Succession: Whither the family farm in Canada?

Canada was built by settlers clearing the land and farming the wilderness. Family farms were a long time mainstay of the Canadian economy, but now there is concern. Canadian farmers are ageing, and very few have plans for children or» 

History, Indigenous, Politics

Oka Crisis: brewing up again 27 years later

The crisis began in early 1990 when the small town of Oka Quebec, just off the north east tip of Montreal Island where the Ottawa River empties into the Lake of Two Mountains. The town wanted to expand a golf» 

History, Politics

Outrage over memorial having far right, racist overtones

Barbara Kulaszka died last month at age 64 in Brighton, Ontario, a town located about halfway between Toronto and Kingston. A librarian turned lawyer, her death passed virtually unnoticed by most and was only publicized on Tuesday of this week.» 

History, Immigration & Refuge, International, Military, Politics

Khadr decision continues to cause division

Canadian citizen Omar Khadr, continues to be a centre of controversy. A new poll says a clear majority of Canadians are against a government decision to pay him 10.5 million as compensation for the violation of his rights. Aged 15,»