Category Archives: Dominion Day

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. Advertisements

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You Can Now Watch the Liberals Expunge Dominion Day from Canadian History


CPAC has recently done Canadians a great public service by uploading all the video footage of the proceedings of the House of Commons from its debut in October 1977 to present. As such, we can now see for ourselves how the Liberals … Continue reading

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Lament for A Dominion


I’m very grateful to C.P. Champion for having included my lament for the “Dominion of Canada” in the latest issue of The Dorchester Review. You can read it here: Bowden (2015) 1951: The Death of the Dominion You also read the primary … Continue reading

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From Dominion Day to Canada Day: From Historical Significance To Banality


I have since turned this blog entry into an article in The Dorchester Review, which you can read here: Bowden (2015) 1951: The Death of the Dominion History of the “Dominion” of Canada The re-organization of three British North American Crown … Continue reading

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“Confederation Day”: I Agree With Eugene Forsey On Something!


 I view the Canadian scholarship on issues like the appropriate extent of the governor general’s reserve power as a clash between two opposing camps whose basic positions have changed little, if at all, over the past eighty years. Only the … Continue reading

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