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Time Machine
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22 September 1988 – Prime Minister Brian Mulroney formally apologized for the internment of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War. Nearly 22,000 Japanese Canadians were sent away to internment camps. The government offered a $300-million compensation package for wrongful incarceration, property confiscation and disenfranchisement. Unlike prisoners of war, protected under the Geneva Convention, Japanese […]

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People//Personnes
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Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in. -Anthem, 1992 No one who knows me longer than a week could fail to know that I love Leonard Cohen. He was already “old” when I discovered him – I was around […]

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When you edit an encyclopedia, you learn something new every day. Sometimes it’s mundane, but other times it’s something fascinating that must be shared, like the fact that not all beavers have tails. Therefore we’re collecting all of the fascinating things we’re learning as we comb through and edit The Canadian Encyclopedia. Here’s this week’s roundup of […]

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On Apprend!
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Lorsqu’on édite une encyclopédie, on apprend chaque jour quelque chose de nouveau. Parfois c’est banal, mais d’autres fois, on découvre quelque chose de fascinant qui se doit d’être partagé. Saviez-vous, par exemple, que certains castors n’ont pas de queue ? C’est pour ça qu’on rassemble toutes ces infos fascinantes quand on passe au crible et qu’on édite l’Encyclopédie […]

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Events//Fait
George "Potsy" Burrows addresses students at Sir Isaac Brock Public School, Brampton, Ontario. 10 September 2014.

Last week marked the 75th anniversary of Canada’s commitment to the Second World War. To commemorate this day, WWII veterans and Historica Canada’s The Memory Project gathered in Brampton to share stories from the war with students from grades five to eight at Sir Isaac Brock Public School. The hour long ceremony included a multi-media […]

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Image de la semaine
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  Un veau orignal le long de l’autoroute 60, Parc provincial Algonquin. L’orignal (Alces alces) est la plus grande des espèces de la famille des cerfs (cervidés). Le poids de la femelle peut atteindre 350 kg et le mâle peut peser jusqu’à 600 kg. L’orignal a un pelage noir, de longues pattes en forme d’échasses, utiles […]

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Image of the Week
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A moose calf along Highway 60, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario. Moose (Alces alces), are the largest living member of the deer family (Cervidae). Cows may weigh up to 350 kg and bulls may reach 600 kg. Moose have a black coat; long, stiltlike legs for wading through deep snow; a humped back; and a long face with […]

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Things//Choses
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It’s Democracy Week in Canada, an opportunity to celebrate democratic values like the right to vote, to free speech, to freedom of religion, and many others. This week is also about increasing our knowledge and appreciation of Canadian democracy. Democracy hasn’t always been a part of Canada. War, rebellions, death, and some very cunning people […]

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People//Personnes
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Après 12 ans, Mayank Bhatt et sa famille se qualifient de Canadiens pour la première fois. Maintenant un orateur de Passages Canada, Mayank a fait d’abord sa demande d’immigration en Inde en 2002, puis a foulé enfin le sol canadien six ans plus tard. Il s’est forgé ses premières impressions de la société canadienne en […]

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People//Personnes
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After 12 long years, Mayank Bhatt and his family can call themselves Canadians for the first time. Now a Passages Canada speaker, Mayank first applied for immigration from India in 2002 and finally touched down on Canadian soil six years later. Working as a condo security guard in Toronto, his early impressions of Canadian society […]

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Time Machine
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This week the Historica Canada Time Machine takes us back to the death of an elephant, the capture of a gang, a Mi’kmaq rights guarantee, capitulation at Québec, BC Place’s first concert, the birth of a virtuoso, and the death of a visionary. 15 September 1885 – A Grand Trunk Railway locomotive struck and killed […]

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Cette semaine la DeLorean d’Historica Canada nous ramène à la mort d’un éléphant, la capture d’un gang, une garantie des droits des Mi’kmaqs, une capitulation à Québec, le premier spectacle à BC Place, la naissance d’un virtuose, et la mort d’un visionnaire. 15 septembre 1885 – Près de St. Thomas en Ontario, un train de […]