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History, International, Military

Remembrance Week: 100th anniversary ceremonies Passchendaele

Ceremonies in Belgium mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Passchendaele Hell. It’s the word most often used to describe the Third Battle of Ypres and Passchendaele, in an already hellish war. Canadians took Passchendaele ridge» 

History, International

New stamp honours 100th anniversary of Canada’s worst domestic tragedy

Exactly 100 years ago on December 6 1917, the bustling Canadian port city of Halifax Nova Scotia was destroyed. Some 2,000 people died, immediately or shortly thereafter, and another 9,000 suffered a variety of injuries. It was surely one of» 

Economy, History, Politics

Canada history, July 25: 100 years of “temporary” tax

 July 25, 1917. The First World War was at its height, having dragged on for three years grinding up lives, resources, and money. On July 25, the federal government announced a “War Income Tax” to help replenish the drained federal»