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Today in Canadian History

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Each episode of Today in Canadian History contains an interview with a Canadian professor, journalist, author, or “everyday” historian and focuses on a unique event or moment that took place on that day in Canadian history. Today in Canadian History presents Canada’s past in a unique and accessible manner. The series is designed to be a first step to learning more about our past. We would like to remind Canadians not just about what makes our country great, but what makes it complicated, beautiful, diverse, and ours. Feel free to get in touch with Marc & Joe via-email: todayincanada@gmail.com

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Each episode of Today in Canadian History contains an interview with a Canadian professor, journalist, author, or “everyday” historian and focuses on a unique event or moment that took place on that day in Canadian history. Today in Canadian History presents Canada’s past in a unique and accessible manner. The series is designed to be a first step to learning more about our past. We would like to remind Canadians not just about what makes our country great, but what makes it complicated, beautiful, diverse, and ours. Feel free to get in touch with Marc & Joe via-email: todayincanada@gmail.com

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The stories are rich and well told. It would be nice if the podcast was regularly issued.

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By alexanderatkinson - Oct 14 2016
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Deep research, wide-ranging interviews, and engaging writing make this a good one.

iTunes Ratings

10 Ratings
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6
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2
2
0

Would be great

By warlordbob - Nov 22 2019
Read more
The stories are rich and well told. It would be nice if the podcast was regularly issued.

👍

By alexanderatkinson - Oct 14 2016
Read more
Deep research, wide-ranging interviews, and engaging writing make this a good one.

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Today in Canadian History

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Each episode of Today in Canadian History contains an interview with a Canadian professor, journalist, author, or “everyday” historian and focuses on a unique event or moment that took place on that day in Canadian history. Today in Canadian History presents Canada’s past in a unique and accessible manner. The series is designed to be a first step to learning more about our past. We would like to remind Canadians not just about what makes our country great, but what makes it complicated, beautiful, diverse, and ours. Feel free to get in touch with Marc & Joe via-email: todayincanada@gmail.com

September 22 – Building named after Clara Brett Martin

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Back in 1989, the Ontario provincial government (temporarily) names a building after Clara Brett Martin, the first woman lawyer in the British Empire.

Sep 22 2019

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Nov. 10 – The Edmund Fitzgerald goes down

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Back in 1975, the Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior.

Nov 10 2019

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Nov. 1 – Hungarian Immigrants in Canada

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Dr. Royden Loewen of the University of Winnipeg explains to us the difference between the waves of immigrants coming to Canada from Hungary.

Nov 01 2019

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October 8 – Multiculturalism Policies Introduced

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The first ever policies regarding multiculturalism were announced on this date back in 1971.

Oct 08 2019

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Nov. 24 – The Canadian Northern Railway is Completed to Edmonton

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To learn more about the railway that challenged the monopoly of the CPR, we spoke with Les Kozma, a Member of the Canadian Northern Society.

Nov 24 2019

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September 7 – CBC Television Begins First Broadcast

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We spoke with FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting spokesperson Ian Morrison about the launch of CBC Television.

Sep 07 2019

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July 8 – The Disappearance of Tom Thomson

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Roy MacGregor, author of "Canoe Lake" discusses the disappearance of the now-famous Canadian painter back in 1917.

Jul 08 2019

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Nov. 23 – HMS Tribune Sinks

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The British ship sinks in the Halifax harbour back in 1797.

Nov 23 2019

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September 1 – Saskatchewan and Alberta become provinces (special edition!)

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Back in 1905, Saskatchewan and Alberta officially become provinces.

Sep 01 2019

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September 30 – Arctic explorer John Rae is born

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John Rae is born in Scotland on this day back in 1813.

Sep 30 2019

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August 13 – Jacques Cartier Discovers the St. Lawrence River

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We spoke with author and Professor at the University of Guelph, Alan Gordon, about Cartier and his 1535 "discovery".

Aug 13 2019

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July 15 – Canada officially takes control of Rupert’s Land

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Back on July 15th, 1870, Canada officially takes control of the area known as Rupert's Land. The Hudson's Bay Company was originally granted the land 200 years earlier, back in 1670.

Jul 15 2019

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July 9 – First Chuckwagon Race

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 The first official chuckwagon race takes place in Calgary back in 1923.

Jul 09 2019

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October 12 – Sam Hughes and General Arthur Currie

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We spoke with Tim Cook, historian with the Canadian War Museum and author of The Madman and the Butcher: The Sensational Wars of Sam Hughes and General Arthur Currie.

Oct 12 2019

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July 26 – French surrender Louisbourg

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Back in 1758, French forces surrendered the Fortress of Louisbourg after a 7 week siege by the British.

Jul 26 2019

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August 20 – Eaton’s Goes Bankrupt

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On this day back in 1999, it was announced that after nearly 130 years, the Eaton's department store was filing for bankruptcy protection.

Aug 20 2019

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July 22 – Alexander Mackenzie Reaches the Pacific

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Back in 1793, Alexander Mackenzie and company reach the Pacific Ocean, Mackenzie makes mark.

Jul 22 2019

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July 23 – The Komagata Maru Leaves Vancouver

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On July 23, 1914 a steamship filled with passengers from India, The Komagata Maru, was turned away from Canadian shores. We spoke with Dr. Hugh Johnston on the incident and its legacy.

Jul 23 2019

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August 18 – The Dempster Highway opens in the Yukon

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Officially opened in 1979, the 730 km highway was the first Canadian highway to cross the Arctic Circle, linking southern Canada and Arctic Canada.

Aug 18 2019

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July 19 – The 1976 Montreal Olympics

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Paul Charles Howell, author and key player in the Montreal Olympic Organizing Committee discusses the legacy of the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

Jul 19 2019

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December 6 – The Halifax Explosion

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The explosion was caused when two ships collided in the Halifax Harbour back in 1917.

Dec 06 2019

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Dec. 2 – Writer Robertson Davies Passes Away

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Author Robertson Davies passed away on this day in 1995 at the age of 82. To learn more we spoke with author of "Robertson Davies: an Appreciation" Elspeth Cameron.

Dec 02 2019

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Dec. 1 – James Naismith and Basketball

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Back in 1891, Canadian Dr. James Naismith worked on creating the game of basketball.

Dec 01 2019

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Nov. 30 – General Arthur Currie Passes Away

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To learn more about the first Canadian General of of the Canadian Corps, we spoke with Dr. Tim Cook author of "The Madman and the Butcher: The Sensational Wars of Sam Hughes and General Arthur Currie."

Nov 30 2019

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Nov. 26 – The NHL is Founded in 1917

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We spoke with hockey historian Eric Zweig about the earliest days of the National Hockey League.

Nov 26 2019

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Nov. 25 – Happy Birthday, Banff!

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The federal government set aside land for park back in 1885. (Orig. aired in 2010)

Nov 25 2019

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Nov. 24 – The Canadian Northern Railway is Completed to Edmonton

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To learn more about the railway that challenged the monopoly of the CPR, we spoke with Les Kozma, a Member of the Canadian Northern Society.

Nov 24 2019

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Nov. 23 – HMS Tribune Sinks

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The British ship sinks in the Halifax harbour back in 1797.

Nov 23 2019

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Nov. 22 – Artist Jack Shadbolt Passes

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Back in 1998, Canadian modern art icon Jack Shadbolt passed away at the age of 89

Nov 22 2019

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Nov. 19 – René Lévesque Forms the Mouvement Souveraineté-Association

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René Lévesque formed the Mouvement Souveraineté-Association on this date back in 1967. To learn more about Lévesque we spoke with Megan Durnford, author of "René Lévesque: The Fascinating Life of a Separatist Icon."

Nov 19 2019

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Nov. 18 – Introduction of Standard Time

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To learn more about the introduction of Standard Time and the Canadian who proposed it, Sandford Fleming we spoke with author and Officer of the Order of Canada, Clark Blaise.

Nov 18 2019

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Nov. 17 – The 1999 Marshall Decision and Fishing Rights

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We spoke with Dr. William Wicken, an associate professor at York University as well as author of "Mi'kmaq Treaties on Trial: History, Land and Donald Marshall Junior" to learn more about the historic Supreme Court case "R. v. Marshall."

Nov 17 2019

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Nov. 15 – Ned Hanlan becomes world champion

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Back in 1880, Edward "Ned" Hanlan defeated E.A. Trichett of Australia for the world singles rowing championship.

Nov 15 2019

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Nov. 10 – The Edmund Fitzgerald goes down

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Back in 1975, the Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior.

Nov 10 2019

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Nov. 9 – The First Game of Football

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The first documented game of football was played at the University of Toronto on this day back in 1861. To learn more about the history of football in Canada I spoke with Curator of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, Meghan Sturgeon.

Nov 09 2019

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Nov. 8 – Viola Desmond is physically removed from theatre

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In 1946, Viola Desmond was forcibly removed from a theatre in New Glasgow, NS for refusing to move from whites-only section.

Nov 08 2019

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Nov. 5 – First CBC broadcast of official time signal

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Back in 1939, CBC first broadcasts the NRC (then Dominion Observatory) official time signal.

Nov 05 2019

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Nov. 4 – Inventor George Klein Passes Away

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We spoke with Dick Bourgeois-Doyle, author of George J. Klein: the great inventor about this amazing Canadian's life and approximately 1500 inventions.

Nov 04 2019

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Nov. 3 – The story of Danylo Shumuk

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This political prisoner arrived in Canada after being imprisoned for 42 years.

Nov 03 2019

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Nov. 2 – Compensation for sterilization victims

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Back in 1999, Alberta government announced that it would compensate 242 people who had been sterilized under the Sexual Sterilization Act.

Nov 02 2019

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