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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

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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Episodes

August 3 – William Avery Bishop is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross

8/3/2019
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August 3 – William Avery Bishop is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross World War I flying ace "Billy" Bishop is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for service.

Duration:00:06:40

July 22 – Alexander Mackenzie Reaches the Pacific

7/22/2019
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Back in 1793, Alexander Mackenzie and company reach the Pacific Ocean, Mackenzie makes mark.

Duration:00:08:38

July 14 – The Death Penalty is Abolished in Canada

7/14/2019
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Robert J. Hoshowsky author of "The Last to Die: Ronald Turpin, Arthur Lucas, and the End of Capital Punishment in Canada" discusses the end of the death penalty in Canada.

Duration:00:06:32

July 7 – Norman Bethune

7/7/2019
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July 7th, 1937 was a big day for Dr. Norman Bethune. Larry Hannant explains...

Duration:00:09:24

July 6 – Birth of George “Chief” Armstrong

7/6/2019
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Professor David Mills discusses the career and significance of Canadian professional hockey player George Edward "Chief" Armstrong

Duration:00:08:41

July 5 – No. 2 Construction Battalion

7/5/2019
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The creation of the first all-Black Canadian battalion in WWI.

Duration:00:09:20

July 2 – The Battle of the Somme

7/2/2019
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Christine Leppard discusses Canada's involvement in The Battle of the Somme.

Duration:00:07:57

July 1 - Canada Day!

7/1/2019
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Dr. Matthew Barlow discusses the historical significance of Canada Day. Happy Canada Day everyone!

Duration:00:08:03

June 30 – The Chinese Exclusion Act

6/30/2019
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The Chinese Immigration Act was passed on this day back in 1923. To learn more we spoke with Britt Braaten, the Curator and Manager of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario.

Duration:00:09:01

June 29 – Thoroughbred Horse Racing in Canada

6/29/2019
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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".

Duration:00:08:53

June 28 – Chinese Canadians and the Prairie West

6/28/2019
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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".

Duration:00:08:44

June 27 – O Canada Officially Adopted

6/27/2019
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In 1980, the National Anthem Act was adopted by Parliament.

Duration:00:07:44

June 24 – 1968 Saint-Jean Baptiste Day

6/23/2019
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Today is La Fête nationale du Québec. To learn more about the infamous 1968 Saint-Jean Baptiste Day we spoke with official Pierre Elliot Trudeau biographer and author of "Just Watch Me: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau Vol. 2: 1968-2000".

Duration:00:04:12

June 22 – Dief the Chief Becomes Prime Minister

6/22/2019
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We spoke with Dr. Michael Atkinson, the Executive Director of the Diefenbaker Canada Centre at the University of Saskatchewan to learn more about Diefenbaker's six years as PM. Diefenbaker served his second day as PM on this date back in 1957.

Duration:00:05:49

June 21 – National Aboriginal Day – Treaty 8

6/21/2019
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Extended episode for National Aboriginal Day. Discussion on Treaty 8, signed back in 1899.

June 20 – National Library of Canada Opens

6/20/2019
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Lester B. Pearson opened the Canadian institution in Ottawa in 1967.

Duration:00:10:40

June 17 – Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

6/17/2019
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Lunenburg's first church service was held by settlers on this day back in 1753.

Duration:00:13:39

June 16 – Saskatchewan Wakes up to a Socialist Government

6/16/2019
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The Saskatchewan branch of the CCF defeated the Liberals in an election on June 15, 1944, making Tommy Douglas Premier. To learn more we spoke with C. Stuart Houston, the author of "Tommy's Team: The People Behind the Douglas Years".

Duration:00:05:59

June 15 – Herman ‘Jackrabbit’ Smith-Johannsen

6/15/2019
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The ski pioneer was born on this day back in 1875 in Norway. We spoke with his grandson, Peter Austin.

Duration:00:06:08

June 14 – Province of Canada’s First Parliament

6/14/2019
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Back in 1841, preparations were being made in Kingston for the first parliament, held June 15th.

Duration:00:12:33