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Education, History, Society

Black history month, Important? Yes, but…

February is Black History Month in Canada, but while advocates say it’s important to highlight blacks contributions to the country, it’s also time to think that it shouldn’t be relegated to just one month Annette Henry PhD is a professor» 

Economy, History, International, Military, Politics, Science and Technology

Canada History Feb 20, 1959; Death of a national dream

It was truly a “black Friday”. The date was February 20th, 1959.  It was sudden, it was unexpected, it was brutal. An announcement from Canada’s Parliament that Friday immediately affected thousands of workers at the AV Roe aerospace plant near» 

Arts and Entertainment, Education, History, Society, Sports

Is Black History Month necessary?

Black History Month has only been an official celebration during the month of February since 1995 in Canada. As a result, a first generation of young Canadians has grown up with a greater knowledge of the contribution of many black» 

History, Immigration & Refuge, Society

Black Rock monument restoration plan in Montreal

The Black Rock monument in Montreal was laid in 1860. And over the years it has remained in the hearts and minds of the decsendants of Irish immigrants to Montreal and elsewhere in Canada Black Rock, the monumental stone being» 

History, Lifestyle, Society, Sports

An historic moment in hockey history; the all-black line

It was an important moment, a breakthrough moment, in hockey history. It was however a fleeting and not well-known moment. Because of its “milestone” nature, it deserves more recognition. In 1970 for the first time in Canadian university hockey,  the» 

History, Politics, Society

Canada history: Feb 15 1965- Canada finally gets its own, wonderful, flag

Today is Canada’s National Flag Day Canada is still a relatively young country, but our national flag is even younger.  At 52, the Canadian Maple Leaf is now one of the most recognized flags in the world. Canada’s red and» 

History, International, Military

Canada history: Feb 14, 1945, The tragic torpedo boat disaster.

Though the Allies now had a firm hold on the European continent and were battling back German forces, the Second World War was now at it’s height with desperate combat raging on land, in the air, and on the sea.» 

Arts and Entertainment, Education, History, International, Society, Sports

The legacy of Jackie Robinson as told by hip-hop artist Annakin Slayd

Funny that hold Jackie Robinson can have on people. Take Annakin Slayd, born 23 years after Robinson retired from baseball, six years after Robinson died. And yet, here is Slayd, a kind and gentle hip-hop artist, touring Montreal schools to» 

History, International, Society

Battle brews over the future of Dionne Quints’ birthplace

For a while in the 1930s, five sisters born just outside Callander, Ontario, near the village of Corbeil, on May 28, 1934, may have been the most famous Canadians in the world. Yvonne, Annette, Cécile, Émilie and Marie, known collectively» 

Arts and Entertainment, History, Lifestyle, Society

Canada history, Feb 9, 1936; Birth of a singing stomping icon.

In his early career, most “critics’ dismissed him, a mere average guitar strummer, corny songs, lousy voice. But, the man was loved by the blue collar workers of this country and came to be a Canadian icon. On this day»