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Great Canadian Debates: Should we be ashamed of Canada's history?
Tue, 28 March 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Should Canadians be ashamed of their country’s history?
Jack Granatstein and Noah Richler will hash out that question as part of another Great Canadian Debate, taking place March 28, 2017 at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.
As Canadians mark the 150th year of Confederation, there is a resounding celebration of Canada today, but not so much about Canada’s past. Some would argue that we Canadians should take great pride in our history, that we neglect the vision of our founders, our contribution to the great wars, and the course of historical events that have shaped this country. Others would caution against a too-rosy vision of the country’s past. Our leaders have had many failings; Canadians have discriminated against immigrants, mistreated Indigenous peoples, and violated the rights of minorities. And where are the women in the story of Canada’s history? While we have become a great nation, we weren’t always the inclusive society we are today. Who’s right? Is Canada’s history nothing to be ashamed of?
Granatstein, a respected Canadian historian and author, will argue in favour of the resolution "Canadian history is nothing to be ashamed of". Noah Richler, a former political candidate and author, will argue against.
When: March 28, 2017 at 7pm
Where: Barney Danson Theatre, Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Pl., Ottawa, ON
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