The 60s Scoop: How Did It Happen? – All About Canadian History

The 60s Scoop: How Did It Happen?

The Scoop: How Did It Happen? – All About Canadian History

A sonar image of one of two vessels from Captain Sir John Franklin’s doomed expedition.

The Franklin Expedition and Arctic Sovereignty

The wreck of the HMS Erebus from the doomed 1845 Franklin Expedition has been found in remarkable condition near King William Island in the Canadian Arctic.

Fathers of Confederation by Rex Woods. #canadianhistory

Erasing History? On Problematic Representations of the Past

This week marks the anniversary of the birth of Confederation. The 23 Fathers of Confederation came together in Charlottetown, PEI to discuss the idea of creating a united nation. Three years later Canada was born!

The statue of Edward Cornwallis in Halifax is covered with a black tarp.

Erasing History? On Problematic Representations of the Past

Protesters who pledged to remove a statue of Halifax's controversial founder Saturday say they came away victorious after the monument to Edward Cornwallis was covered in a tarp.

Trudeau Meets with Pope Francis; Seeks Residential School Apology

Canadian History in the News: Spring 2017 Edition

Mutual respect, Pope Francis and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau 29 May 2017

Lucky, the world’s largest rubber ducky is coming to Toronto to celebrate #Canada150 and it comes with a $120,000 price tag for Ontarians.

Canadian History in the News: Spring 2017 Edition

Lucky, the world’s largest rubber ducky is coming to Toronto to celebrate #Canada150 and it comes with a $120,000 price tag for Ontarians.

On August 23, 2016, an Ontario Superior Court judge heard opening arguments for a class action lawsuit against the federal government by 60s Scoop survivors. Outside the courtroom, survivors and supporters rallied together.

The 60s Scoop: How Did It Happen?

On August an Ontario Superior Court judge heard opening arguments for a class action lawsuit against the federal government by Scoop survivors. Outside the courtroom, survivors and supporters rallied together.

Percy Williams, (far right) won gold the men’s 200m at the 1928 Amsterdam Games. This was his eight race in four days. He also won gold in the 100m race. #cdnhistory

Canada’s Olympic History: Summer Edition

Percy Williams, (far right) won gold the men’s at the 1928 Amsterdam Games.

Ethel Catherwood won the gold medal for Canada in the women’s high jump at the 1928 Amsterdam Games.

Canada’s Olympic History: Summer Edition

Ethel Catherwood won the gold medal for Canada in the women’s high jump at the 1928 Amsterdam Games.

George Orton, a Canadian Ph.D student studying at the University of Pennsylvania, became Canada's first ever Olympic medalist in 1900.  He won both gold in the 2500m steeplechase (shown above) and bronze in the 400m hurdles in the same hour.

Canada’s Olympic History: Summer Edition

Penny Oleksiak holds up the four medals that she has won over the course of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Canada’s Olympic History: Summer Edition

Canada's Penny Oleksiak holds up her four medals she won at the 2016 Summer Olympics during a news conference Sunday, August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

New Banknote to Feature Historic Canadian Woman.

Canadian History in the News: Spring 2016 Edition

Excavation of a possible new viking site in Newfoundland. (Point Rosee).

Canadian History in the News: Spring 2016 Edition

Mixed reception for Chilean refugees. Toronto Star, Jan. 14, 1974. #refugees #cdnhistory

A Mixed Past: Canada and Refugees

Mixed reception for Chilean refugees.

Arrival of Hungarian refugees (1956). #refugees #cdnhistory

A Mixed Past: Canada and Refugees

Immigration numbers in Canada strong — but not compared to a century ago (CBC News 05 July

Jewish women refugees aboard the M.S. St. Louis (May 1939). #refugees #cdnhistory

A Mixed Past: Canada and Refugees

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