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Core Subjects: History: Canada

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Duplessisí Quebec is long gone - Father Raymond de Souza

Priest-ridden. Not an adjective one comes across too often, but it has been near-ubiquitous in the 10 days since the Quebec election.  Read more...

How the Bishop's Scandal Blights True Remembrance - LISA HOBBS BIRNIE

Blackening the entire history of the Christian residential school system in Canada, all that it taught and all who taught in it, seems to be quite acceptable in Canada today.  Read more...

Researcher defends residential schools - Richard Foot

Indian residential schools were not the forces of cultural destruction they are widely portrayed to have been and the government would be wrong to compensate thousands of former students who allege the schools cost them their families, language and heritage, says a researcher for the United Church of Canada.  Read more...

Review Article: Canada: Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples - Robert J. Carney

One of the tasks addressed by the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) was to chronicle the origins and characteristics of Native residential schools. But the phenomenon of Aboriginal residential schooling is complex and requires considerably more nuance, as well as conceptual analysis, than the simplistic historical interpretations offered in this document.  Read more...

The Other Side of the Residential School Question - J. FRASER FIELD

In Canada, reports of abuse under the residential school system, run primarily by Christian religious, have been so frequently and energetically reported in the press that abuse and victimization have come to characterize the entire legacy of the residential schools.  Read more...

Ukrainians in Canada, 1900-1930 - Joseph Lozinsky

The coming of the immigrants made for an exciting time on the Canadian Prairies. It was a time when Canadian trains were filled with European immigrants travelling west in search of free land.  Read more...

Ways out of the Christian ghetto - Joseph Weiler

A Jewish scholar reflects on what can reverse the retreat of Christians before militant secularism.  Read more...

Where Vikings Mingled with Missionaries - Mike Mastromatteo

Canada's Viking Trail marks the site of the arrival of Viking explorers 1,000 years ago, nearly 500 years before Christopher Columbus made his momentous voyage. For the Catholic traveler, the Viking Trail means the region in which Christianity first came to the New World.  Read more...





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