Category Archives: Dominion Day

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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