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Why Canadian history isn't as boring as you think it is

Watch on YouTube For too long Canadians have believed their collective story to be a nice but boring one. Why? In large part because the myth of the polite, helpful, law-abiding Canadian became the default Canadian story. In this TED Talk, Chris Turner explains that it's time for Canadians to reclaim the true, exciting stories of their past. Runtime: 16 min.

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The Great Lakes Fur Trade: All because of a beaver

on A concise, thoughtful history of the fur trade in Canada — including the battles for control among the early French settlers, the Briti...

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The truth about polar bears

on Depending on whom you ask, the North’s sentinel species is either on the edge of extinction or an environmental success st...

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Making Medicare: New Perspectives on the History of Medicare in Canada

on This collection provides a comprehensive policy history of Medicare in Canada and includes essays by key individuals who played a...

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Beavers: The Smartest Thing in Fur Pants

Beavers have done more to shape North American landscapes than any animal beside humans. We don’t notice them much today because there aren’t many left (populations are concentrated chiefly in Alaska and Canada), but before colonization, North America was home to hundreds of millions of these furry engineers. PBS Digital Studios explores. Runtime: 5 min.

Get To Know Ontario, Canada

Selected Stories, 1968-1994

on Amazon Spanning almost thirty years and settings that range from big cities to small towns and farmsteads of rural Canada, this magnificent collec...

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Northern Lights: Lighthouses of Canada

on Amazon A coast-to-coast portrait of Canadian lighthouses, including the history, building styles, technological developments and stories about the...

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Arctic Dreams

on Amazon Based on 15 extended trips to the Canadian far north over a five-year period (traveling between Davis Strait in the east and Bering Strait ...

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