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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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By warlordbob - Nov 22 2019
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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
Average Ratings
6
0
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

Latest release on Oct 24, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: September 27 – Stanley Park opened in Vancouver

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Park opened to public for the first time back in 1888.

Sep 27 2020

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Rank #2: 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 2020

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Rank #3: September 1 – Saskatchewan and Alberta become provinces (special edition!)

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Back in 1905, Saskatchewan and Alberta officially become provinces.

Sep 01 2020

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Rank #4: 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 2020

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Rank #5: 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 2020

7mins

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Rank #6: July 12 – Pierre Berton’s Birthday

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Canadian Pierre Berton was born on July 12, 1920.

Jul 12 2020

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Rank #7: 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 2020

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Rank #8: June 28 – Chinese Canadians and the Prairie West

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Dr. Royden Loewen of the University of Winnipeg spoke to us about the stories of Yee Clun of Regina and Rosie's Restaurant in Calgary. Dr. Loewen is the co-author of "Immigrants in Prairie Cities".

May 28 2020

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Rank #9: 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 2020

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Rank #10: June 8 – Mackenzie King Becomes Longest Serving PM

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We spoke with Dr. Whitney Lackenbauer an Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of History at St. Jerome’s University in Waterloo, as well as co-editor of "Mackenzie King: Citizenship and Community."

Jun 09 2020

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Rank #11: July 30 – Mark Tewskbury Wins Gold

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We spoke with Mark Tewskbury about his gold medal win at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

Jul 30 2020

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Rank #12: August 23 – British Troops Prepare to Burn Washington

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In 1814 British Troops descend upon Washington DC, prepared to capture the American capital. We spoke with historian and author Mark Zuehlke about the Burning of Washington and the War of 1812.

Aug 23 2020

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Rank #13: June 29 – Thoroughbred Horse Racing in Canada

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Queen Elizabeth II was in Toronto to attend the 99th annual Queen's Plate at Woodbine. To learn more we spoke with Louis Cauz, the Managing Director at the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame as well as the author of "The Plate: 150 Years of Royal Tradition from Don Juan to the 2009 Winner".

May 29 2020

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Rank #14: 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 12 2020

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Rank #15: 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 2020

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Rank #16: June 3 – Newfoundland Referendum of 1948

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For more than a decade the dominion of Newfoundland was governed by a non-elected Commission of Government. We spoke with Keith Collier, a freelance writer and historian who works at the Maritime History Archive at Memorial University of Newfoundland to learn more about the referendums that decided the future of Canada's newest province.

Jun 04 2020

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Rank #17: 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 2020

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Rank #18: June 7 – The Beothuk

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This day back in 1829 was widely considered to be the first day with no living survivors of the Beothuk. We spoke with Teresa Greene, of the Beothuk institute.

Jun 07 2020

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Rank #19: 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 2020

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