Category: Canadian History

CANADIAN HISTORY: Jean Talon

Jean Talon, intendant of New France (baptized 8 January 1625/26 in Châlons-sur-Marne, France; died 24 November 1694 in France). https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/jean-talon   Jean Talon, intendant of New France (baptized 8 January 1625/26 in Châlons-sur-Marne, France; died 24 November 1694 in France). As “Intendant of Justice, Public order and Finances in Canada, Acadia and Newfoundland” 1665-68 and 1669-72, Talon was a determined, energetic and […]

CANADIAN HISTORY: The Bank That Went Bust

Eighty years ago, Ottawa took control of the business of banking. It was forced to. A great bank had collapsed and many Canadians were ruined. https://www.canadashistory.ca/explore/business-industry/the-bank-that-went-bust Written by John Turley-Ewart — August 1, 2004 The Fernie, British Columbia, branch of the Home Bank of Canada after a fire in 1908. When the Home Bank, one of […]

Quebec high school history texts ‘fundamentally flawed and must be withdrawn’: EMSB report

Quebec high school history texts ‘fundamentally flawed and must be withdrawn’: EMSB report Students in the Grade 9 and 10 Canadian and Quebec history classes are being taught a “skewed, one-sided view of the past that distorts the historical record,” according to the committee report, a copy of which was obtained by The Canadian Press. […]