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History of the Chinese in Canada

Debates of the Senate (Hansard) 1st Session, 36th Parliament, Vol. 137 Tuesday, February 2, 1999Hon. Vivienne Poy: Honourable senators, I speak today about a group of Canadians who, over a period of 211 years, helped to build this great country. It is the story of the Chinese Canadians. I will start
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Malaria in Canada?

Malaria is an infamous killer throughout much of our world’s tropical areas; it kills or debilitates millions each year, and its economic impact is devastating. But most Canadians might have difficulty imagining malaria outbreaks in Canada. But, in the 1800s, particularly along the Rideau and Cataraqui Rivers, malaria was rampant.The
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First Airmail Flight

There is a plaque at the corner of Brentcliffe Road and Broadway Avenue in Leaside (Toronto), Ontario.  It was erected to commemorate the first airmail flight in Canada which took place on June 24, 1918. A flight that almost failed. The air war over Europe during WWI took a heavy
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The Value of a Gold Prospector

The prospector is the most useful man to commerce and the most valuable man of civilization. Political economists tell us that next to agriculture, mining is the next greatest industry. This is true from the viewpoint that if our soil were untilled, famine would stalk the land.From the monetary standpoint,
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Ten Famous Black Canadians

Famous Black Canadians: One of the first Famous Black Canadians that comes to mind is Harry Jerome.  Long before Ben Johnson or Donovan Bailey, Harry Jerome was Mr. Canada and the world's fastest man and one of our best-known athletes despite an injury-prone career. Born in Prince Albert, Sask., and residing
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Yosef Karsh on Winston Churchill

We all marvel at the work of Yosef Karsh, Canada's foremost photographer.  Did you ever wonder what technique Karsh used to capture Winston Churchill? One of Churchill's trademarks was his cigar.  When Karsh posed Churchill, he allowed Churchill to hold his cigar.  Karsh, in his informal style, walked up to
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