Tag Archives: New France

The Church Gave Explorers a Legal Justification in 1452:

The Doctrine of Discovery Yesterday, during Pope Francis’ public mass in Quebec, a banner was raised in silent protest. So, here’s the question: if the Pope rescinds the Doctrine of Discovery (effectively taking away the authority to conquer lands and … Continue reading

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We’ve been told to contemplate our history today…

Canada Day, 2021 This image is our usual way of making fun of ourselves. But this year due to the ‘discovery’ of unmarked graves at residential schools across Canada, our national celebrations have been toned down, and we are being … Continue reading

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The Man Credited with Creating Canada

Samuel de Champlain (August 13, 1567 – December 25, 1635) When I was young, I knew all about this man, but I was never impressed with his story. I always wondered why. But I know better now. As this chart … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Coin in New France

De Lotbini√©re-Harwood In the early 1980’s, my mother challenged me to discover who the family of her first husband was. So I went to the Vancouver Public Library and started the bury my head in the Who’s Who of Canada. … Continue reading

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