Posts Tagged ‘ Fur Trade in Canada ’

November 4 – November 8 : Seven key dates in Canadian history, waiting for the troubling US election of 2016

Nov 4th, 2016 | By | Category: In Brief

Back in 1969, the year Richard Nixon first assumed office as President of the USA, the old-style Canadian conservative George Grant offered “perspectives on what it is to live in the Great Lakes region of North America,” in his short book Technology and Empire. Without in any way pretending to equal or follow George Grant’s […]



First Quest for the Northwest in Canada, 1615–1760

Feb 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Heritage Now

If you place a large map of North America on a table, and then turn it so that the Gulf of St. Lawrence is your central point of vision, your eye can easily move south and west, traveling the St. Lawrence River to the lower Great Lakes and the Mississippi River, all the way down […]



Happy birthday Canada 2011 .. no relics of the 19th century can stop you now

Jul 1st, 2011 | By | Category: In Brief

The “pattern of Canada,” the preface to the much-praised 1987 first volume of the Historical Atlas of Canada tells us, “has been taking shape for almost 500 years and by New World standards is old.” Just a few pages later, Plate 1 on “The Last Ice Sheets, 18,000–10,000 BC” can prompt the thought that our […]