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Dominion Day, Montreal, 1877

Montreal Daily Star, 3 July 1877, page 2

Dominion Day in Town

A Deserted City – How it Looked in the Afternoon – A Quiet and Slow Time… 596 more words


la polonaise-canadienne

I love airports.

I guess it’s like the olympics or the UN in a way. Where everyone regardless of race, nation or social status is invited to take part in the same activity. 691 more words

Globetrotting Is A Lifestyle

Montreal Welcomes Sir Wilfrid, 1911

Montreal Daily Star, 12 July 1911, page 1

Montreal Welcomes Sir Wilfrid!


From Avoidance to Fan: My Hockey Story

Once  an American told me that if I didn’t see a hockey game, I might  have my Canadian citizenship revoked.

Of course it was a  joke, but it just goes to show the classic love affair that Canadians have with “our game.” Hockey doesn’t only belong to Canadians however, it is as much a part of our identity as the maple leaf or Tim Horton’s. 228 more words

All Women are Born Equal, but some more equal... (Circa 1913)

The 1922 bi-lingual Committee struck to win the vote for Quebec women.

All men are created equal, but some more equal than others.

It’s Orwell from Animal Farm and the line is emblazoned on my brain, probably because we studied the book in the 9th grade when I was 14, a very impressionable age. 496 more words

1910 Women

Who Are We and Who Do We Aspire to Be?

The bread and circuses of patriotism thrives on songs and slogans. It swaps history’s complexity for misty-eyed nostalgia. Defining, unifying, inspiring state nationalism, on the other hand, is harder. 1,214 more words


Moral Ambiguity, Foyle's War and Binge-Watching Netflix

Barbara Wylie, British Suffragette who came to Canada in 1912 to stir up trouble. What British character actor could play her, when they dramatize my book, … 751 more words