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
Thomas D'Arcy McGee was an editor, politician, and poet, born at Carlingford, County Louth, Ireland, 13 April, 1825. He was assassinated at Ottawa, Canada, 7 April, 1868. A precocious youth in Ireland, he emigrated to the United States at seventeen. Soon after his arrival at Providence, Rhode Island, he gave
The British North America Act of 1867, (BNA Act) is now known as the Constitution Act of 1867. This is the basis of the Constitution Act of 1982, which is Canada's fundamental law. It determines the structure of government, the allocation of powers between federal and provincial authorities, and the
Canada's first experience with separation occurred in 1868, less than 1 year after it's birth. Joseph Howe, from Nova Scotia, was a dyed-in-the-wool imperialist who never accepted the terms of confederation of Canada. He believed that Atlantic Canada was better ruled by Britain than by the "rabble" from Ottawa.Canada was "borne"
A few weeks back, a MoC reader sent me a series of messages as part of a diatribe against all things bilingual in Canada. She saw conspiracy everywhere and was not hesitant to tell me that I was blind to facts, as she saw them. Considering that she does not
Where does one begin writing about Louis Riel and how does one encapsulate his life, accomplishments and his mistakes. Mysteries of Canada is not intended as a singular source of reference for any one subject. Our intent is to pique your imagination and your interest in a subject so that you
Bruce RickettsI was thinking the other day that it is more than likely that anyone under the age of ten or twelve years of age (or maybe even older) would not be able to recognize what is taking place in the picture to the left of this article. The picture