Posts Tagged ‘ John Cabot and Atlantic Canada ’

Is Stephen Harper really making a good case for another crowning, as we try to remember Giovanni Caboto in 1497 ??

Nov 20th, 2014 | By | Category: In Brief

Lawrence Martin’s quite remarkable Globe and Mail column this past Tuesday (November 18, 2014)  — “A pro-active PM seizes the agenda” — deserves more attention, and debate. The essential argument is nicely (or otherwise) summarized in Mr. Martin’s first paragraph : “If victory goes to the guy who wants it most, Stephen Harper is making […]



Misty moment of contact : Giovanni Caboto and the British Monarchy (and Parliament) in Atlantic Canada, 1485–1689

Nov 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Heritage Now

One sign of the continuing influence of Harold Innis’s more than 75-year-old local classic, The Fur Trade in Canada, is that it remains in print today. And the first date it still points to in modern Canadian history is 1497. Innis says nothing specific about the date. His first detailed reportage jumps to Jacques Cartier’s […]