Sunday, July 01, 2007

Whose Canada?

It is Canada Day and as usual the Dominion Institute (named after the British colonial designation; the Dominion of Canada) issues another poll and press release on how Canadians do not know their Canadian history. That Canadian history needs to be taught in schools, Canadians should have to take a national citizenship tests. Etc. etc. etc ad naseum.

This should be expected when we are taught a safe and sanitized history of the founding of Canada and its gradualist evolution towards parliamentary democracy of Peace, Order and Good Government.

Overlooking the fact that there were rebellions and uprisings, calls for a different kind of Canada, one that so scared the British lords that they kept us under martial law, and British Parliaments thumb until the turn of last century. The POGG ideal makes history booooring.
Of course Canada has another history, one not written by the Masters. A Peoples History not a Dominion History.

Some contributions I have made to this social history of Canada I offer here;

I Am Canadien

Edward Gibbon Wakefield

Happy Canada Day/Jour heureux du Canada

A History of Canadian Wealth, 1914

Historical Memory on the Eve of the Election

Calgary Herald Remembers RB Bennet

Socialized Medicine Began in Alberta

Canada's First Internment Camps

Social Credit And Western Canadian Radicalism

Rebel Yell

Populism and Producerism

Cooperative Commonwealth=Free Market

Origins of the Captialist State In Canada

Return of the City State

White Multiculturalism

Paranoia and the Security State

State Security Is A Secure State

Canada’s Long History of Criminalizing Dissent

CIA Spies In Canada

Psychedelic Saskatchewan

Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out

Rochdale Deja Vu

Stanway's Sombre Reflection on Somme

The Vimy Myth

Suffield Base Canada's Area 51


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