Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Canadian History Ehx

Feb 29, 2020

He was a highly-decorated Indigenous soldier who served the entire length of the First World War. He is credited with more sniper kills than any soldier of the war, and he added 300 German prisoners to that. 

After the war, he would go on to be a leader for Indigenous rights before his untimely death related to his...

Feb 26, 2020

There was a community that existed for 150 years right next to Halifax. The black village of Africville dealt with racism, indifference from Halifax and plenty of tragedies. It was also a community with a strong sense of belonging, where people helped each other and some thrived. 

This is the story of Africville, the...

Feb 24, 2020

Why is John A. Macdonald knighted for serving as PM for 18 years, but John Tupper, who served for 68 days, also knighted? 

Why don’t we see knighthoods for Canadians past the 1940s?

Today on the podcast, I look at the history of Canada and Knighthoods!



Feb 22, 2020

In 1918, as the First World War began to come to an end, a new threat arrived on the shores of Canada. 

It was the Spanish Flu and by the time it burned through the country in 1919, it had killed 55,000 people in the country. From homesteads left empty by entire families losing the battle to the flu, to the cancellation...

Feb 21, 2020

A few weeks ago we decided to find out, out of 32 individuals, who listeners thought should be on the new $5 bill. The overwhelming choice was Sir Frederick Banting, the co-discoverer of Insulin. 

Today, we are doing a special episode on Sir Frederick Banting, including speaking with the curator of his former home,...