Jan. 31 – The Real James Bond, Sir William Stephenson Passes Away (Copy)
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by Marc Affeld, Marc Affeld and Joe Burima
4M ago
Ian Fleming once claimed Sir William Stephenson to be the inspiration for James Bond. Stephenson passed away on this day back in 1989. To learn more we spoke with Gary Solar, President of the Intrepid Society ..read more
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June 30 – The Chinese Exclusion Act
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by Marc Affeld, Marc Affeld and Joe Burima
2y ago
The Chinese Immigration Act was passed on this day back in 1923. To learn more we spoke with Britt Braaten, the Curator and Manager of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario ..read more
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June 29 – Thoroughbred Horse Racing in Canada
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by Marc Affeld, Marc Affeld and Joe Burima
2y ago
Queen Elizabeth II was in Toronto to attend the 99th annual Queen's Plate at Woodbine. To learn more we spoke with Louis Cauz, the Managing Director at the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame as well as the author of "The Plate: 150 Years of Royal Tradition from Don Juan to the 2009 Winner ..read more
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June 28 – Chinese Canadians and the Prairie West
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by Marc Affeld, Marc Affeld and Joe Burima
2y ago
Dr. Royden Loewen of the University of Winnipeg spoke to us about the stories of Yee Clun of Regina and Rosie's Restaurant in Calgary. Dr. Loewen is the co-author of "Immigrants in Prairie Cities ..read more
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June 24 – 1968 Saint-Jean Baptiste Day
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by Marc Affeld, Marc Affeld and Joe Burima
2y ago
Today is La Fête nationale du Québec. To learn more about the infamous 1968 Saint-Jean Baptiste Day we spoke with official Pierre Elliot Trudeau biographer and author of "Just Watch Me: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau Vol. 2: 1968-2000 ..read more
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June 22 – Dief the Chief Becomes Prime Minister
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by Marc Affeld, Marc Affeld and Joe Burima
2y ago
We spoke with Dr. Michael Atkinson, the Executive Director of the Diefenbaker Canada Centre at the University of Saskatchewan to learn more about Diefenbaker's six years as PM. Diefenbaker served his second day as PM on this date back in 1957 ..read more
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June 21 – National Aboriginal Day – Treaty 8
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by Marc Affeld, Marc Affeld and Joe Burima
2y ago
Extended episode for National Aboriginal Day. Discussion on Treaty 8, signed back in 1899 ..read more
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June 20 – National Library of Canada Opens
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by Marc Affeld, Marc Affeld and Joe Burima
2y ago
Lester B. Pearson opened the Canadian institution in Ottawa in 1967 ..read more
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June 17 – Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
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by Marc Affeld, Marc Affeld and Joe Burima
2y ago
Lunenburg's first church service was held by settlers on this day back in 1753 ..read more
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June 16 – Saskatchewan Wakes up to a Socialist Government
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by Marc Affeld, Marc Affeld and Joe Burima
2y ago
The Saskatchewan branch of the CCF defeated the Liberals in an election on June 15, 1944, making Tommy Douglas Premier. To learn more we spoke with C. Stuart Houston, the author of "Tommy's Team: The People Behind the Douglas Years ..read more
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