Canada suffered over 3000 casualties on the shores of Dieppe, France on this day in 1942.
Back on July 15th, 1870, Canada officially takes control of the area known as Rupert's Land. The Hudson's Bay Company was originally granted the land 200 years earlier, back in 1670.
Robert J. Hoshowsky author of "The Last to Die: Ronald Turpin, Arthur Lucas, and the End of Capital Punishment in Canada" discusses the end of the death penalty in Canada.
Canadian Pierre Berton was born on July 12, 1920.
The first official chuckwagon race takes place in Calgary back in 1923.
Roy MacGregor, author of "Canoe Lake" discusses the disappearance of the now-famous Canadian painter back in 1917.
July 7th, 1937 was a big day for Dr. Norman Bethune. Larry Hannant explains...
Professor David Mills discusses the career and significance of Canadian professional hockey player George Edward "Chief" Armstrong
The creation of the first all-Black Canadian battalion in WWI.
Christine Leppard discusses Canada's involvement in The Battle of the Somme.
Dr. Matthew Barlow discusses the historical significance of Canada Day. Happy Canada Day everyone!
The Chinese Immigration Act was passed on this day back in 1923. To learn more we spoke with Britt Braaten, the Curator and Manager of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario.
Queen Elizabeth II was in Toronto to attend the 99th annual Queen's Plate at Woodbine. To learn more we spoke with Louis Cauz, the Managing Director at the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame as well as the author of "The Plate: 150 Years of Royal Tradition from Don Juan to the 2009 Winner".
Dr. Royden Loewen of the University of Winnipeg spoke to us about the stories of Yee Clun of Regina and Rosie's Restaurant in Calgary. Dr. Loewen is the co-author of "Immigrants in Prairie Cities".
In 1980, the National Anthem Act was adopted by Parliament.
Today is La Fête nationale du Québec. To learn more about the infamous 1968 Saint-Jean Baptiste Day we spoke with official Pierre Elliot Trudeau biographer and author of "Just Watch Me: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau Vol. 2: 1968-2000".
We spoke with Dr. Michael Atkinson, the Executive Director of the Diefenbaker Canada Centre at the University of Saskatchewan to learn more about Diefenbaker's six years as PM. Diefenbaker served his second day as PM on this date back in 1957.
Extended episode for National Aboriginal Day. Discussion on Treaty 8, signed back in 1899.
Lester B. Pearson opened the Canadian institution in Ottawa in 1967.
Lunenburg's first church service was held by settlers on this day back in 1753.