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Another evening’s plans, wrecked by the lure of a book…

… because I downloaded this from Kobo: Wilfred Laurier by André Pratte. And now I can’t stop reading. “Even more than his predecessors, Laurier had to confront the demons of intolerance and prejudice that constantly threatened the work of the … Continue reading

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In Iqaluit, history repeats itself

You may have heard by now that the Government of Nunavut is paying $2.2 million — most of which is actually Ottawa’s money — to build a custom-made research vessel that by 2011 will sail the waters of the eastern … Continue reading

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A big new history of Arctic sovereignty

Shelagh Grant talks to Macleans about her new book,  Polar Imperative: A History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America, and she’s rather less than optimistic about the future: In the last three months, China — which claims to be building … Continue reading

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Born this day

The British government committed one of the great blunders of history when they tied this man to a chair and executed him on May 12, 1916 for the part he played in the Easter Rising. Born this day in 1868, … Continue reading

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