The War of 1812 wasn't the only important event that year in nascent Canada. That fall, the Earl of Selkirk established a small colony in what would become southern Manitoba. IDEAS host Paul Kennedy tells the story of how that tiny settlement changed Canada, introducing new ideas of what the west could be, including an early version of a multicultural Canada.
** This episode originally aired September 12, 2012
Participants in the show:
Jack Bumstead, former history professor, University of Manitoba, author of Lord Selkirk: A Life.
Harry Duckworth, past President of the Manitoba Historical Society.
Jamie Morton, Curator of the Hudson's Bay Company Collection, Manitoba Museum.
Roland Sawatsky, Curator of History, Manitoba Museum.
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