Category Archives: History of British North America

Montreal: The Capital of the Province of Canada


The Canadian Parliamentary Review recently published an interesting article by two archaeologists, Louise Pothier and Hendrik Van Gijseghem, who have worked on the excavation of the charred ruins of the Parliament of the Province of Canada in Old Montreal. The … Continue reading

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The Borders between Quebec and Newfoundland & Labrador


Since at least the premiership of Rene Levesque, the provincial state of Quebec has refused to accept the facts of Quebec’s border with Labrador. Even under the Liberal governments of Jean Charest and Philippe Couillard, the website of the Government … Continue reading

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O Canada and the Two Solitudes


Introduction  We should speak not of one O Canada but of the two O Canadas, which represent the two solitudes of English and French Canada. The original French lyrics of Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier and the English lyrics of Robert Stanley … Continue reading

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Happy Dominion Day! Let’s Celebrate the Incoherence of “Canada at 150”


The July 1st Specials Happy Dominion Day! Or “Happy Canada Day” to the uninitiated. Here are some my articles and blog posts pertaining to the celebrations on July 1st.

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The Politics of Prorogation in Canada


Sample for Upcoming Issue of The Dorchester Review The Trudeau II government has confirmed that it will proceed with pushing through changes to the Standing Orders of the House of Commons pertaining to prorogation, as Aaron Wherry has reported. I first … Continue reading

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