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The first episodes of Canada: The Story of Us sparked a passionate debate among Canadians. We want to know what you think: share your questions and comments here.
The turban that rocked the RCMP: How Baltej Singh Dhillon challenged the RCMP — and won
When Dhillon applies to join the RCMP in 1988, the dress code forbids beards and wearing a turban in place of the uniform hat.
How Stanley Redcrow and First Nations activists reclaimed the Blue Quills Residential School
After a 17-day sit in, the federal government turned over control of the Alberta school to the Blue Quills Native Education Council in 1970. It’s goal: to have “children progress in the white man’s education, while continuing to retain their dignity and self-respect as Indian people.”
How to watch Canada: The Story of Us
Watch all 10 episodes of Canada: The Story of Us on the CBC TV app, plus other ways to watch.
Black history in Canada: A reading list
Books to read and movies to watch for a better understanding of black history in Canada. Suggestions from Nikki Clarke, Afua Cooper, Andrea Davis and Karen Flynn.
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Watch Episode 10: The Canadian Experiment
Canada seeks to navigate the complexities of its diverse population, keeping its borders open, while trying to negotiate a new relationship with Indigenous people.
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Watch Episode 9: New Identity
Post WWII, marginalized Canadians fight for their rights
How Joey Smallwood convinced Newfoundlanders to join Confederation
From journalist to labour organizer to father of modern Newfoundland, Joey Smallwood was a polarizing figure who had an undeniable impact on the future of Canada.
Mohawk Warriors and Canadian soldiers standoff in Oka
And 14-year-old Waneek Horn-Miller gets caught in the middle.
What might Canada have been like without Viola Desmond?
Is history made by extraordinary people, or by the movements and moments around them? Viola Desmond's story suggests it might be both.
When Canadians came together to help Vietnamese refugees
No Western country accepted more Vietnamese refugees per capita than Canada. And it all started in Howard Adelman's living room.
Black history in Canada: a live, interactive roundtable
How much do we know about black history in Canada? Who were the key figures? What do we lose when we don't include black stories in our history?
Plein phare sur l'histoire des Noirs au Canada, une table ronde virtuelle en direct
Que savons-nous de l'histoire des Noirs au Canada? Qui étaient les personnes marquantes? De quoi sommes-nous privés lorsque nous excluons les expériences et récits des Noirs de l'histoire du Canada?
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Tatiana Maslany on 'acting like a baby' upon seeing Canada's majestic landscapes
Maslany was beside herself when she saw the ocean for the first time; "like being a twenty year old woman but acting like a baby because the majesty of it was so kind of overwhelming."
Watch Episode 8: United at War
As WWII devastates Europe, Canadians once again join the war effort.
Watch Episode 7: Boom/Bust
It’s the dawn of the 20th century, and Canada’s population is exploding. For many Canadians living in urban centres, this growth comes at a cost.
Canadian Elsie MacGill was the first female aeronautical engineer in the world
Her work on aircraft design helped defeat the Nazis.
In 1943, women workers made up 30% of the aircraft industry and 40% of the workforce in many gun plants
10 things you may not know about Canada during the Second World War.
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'We belong here.' Zarqa Nawaz on her family connection to a Canadian landmark
Nawaz's father was one of the engineers that helped build the CN Tower.
Helen Jury Armstrong: The Canadian activist who fought for equal wages for women. In 1919.
Armstrong played a vital role organizing women during the Winnipeg General Strike. The anti-strike Citizen newspaper described her as a “female bolshevicki.”
Women in Canadian history: a live, interactive roundtable
How much do we know about the roles and perspectives of women in Canadian history?
Table ronde en ligne sur l'histoire des femmes au Canada
Que savons-nous du rôle des femmes dans l'histoire canadienne?
How shocking photos transformed Toronto's poorest neighbourhood
'The Ward' was filled with poverty and disease. How a doctor and a photographer worked together to ignite change.
How a new kind of wheat grass saved the Dust Bowl from drought
During the 1930s, drought ravaged the prairies, turning once fertile farmland into the Dust Bowl. Then Dr. Lawrence E. Kirk developed a new kind of wheat.
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WWII: How Canadian scientists decoded a Nazi war machine
August 1943: Nazi Germany unveils a new weapon that turns Allied battleships into fish in a barrel. Two Canadian scientists need to find a way to stop the bombs, and they need to do it fast.