Prairie Provinces

The Great Canadian Tour

Prairie Provinces

A cross-country adventure exploring the sights, sounds, and stories that make Canada interesting and unique.

In this episode, host Glen McInnis visits the Prairie provinces.

Glen travels 90 kilometres south of Saskatoon, Sask., to the Batoche National Historic site. Established in 1872, the village of Batoche was the site of the last battlefield in the Northwest Rebellion/Métis Resistance of 1885. Learn more about the history of the Métis nation and the pivotal role they played in the building of Canada. Glen speaks with Lee Penner (Batoche National Historic Site), Allan Morin (Métis Nation, Saskatchewan), and Don Atchison (Mayor of Saskatoon).

Glen also travels to the southeast corner of Saskatchewan, to the city of Esterhazy. Saskatchewan is the largest potash producer on the planet, generating thousands of jobs. Learn more about potash, where is comes from and what it means to the future of Saskatchewan and Canada. Glen speaks with John Nightingale (Potash Interpretive Centre)

Glen also asks ordinary people from Manitoba and Saskatchewan what makes their part of Canada so unique.


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Glen McInnis

Born and raised in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Glen is a proud Cape Bretoner. His distinctive personality and informal approach bring a fresh perspective to political news. Since joining CPAC in 2000, Glen has hosted Outburst, the Great Canadian Tour and reported on the Hill. Before joining CPAC, Glen worked with CBC Radio in Sydney, NS, and occasionally appeared as guest host for Breakfast Television on ATV in Halifax. He has also worked for Calgary’s A-Channel where he was a producer for The Big Breakfast, as well as a news writer. Glen is also an avid musician, and can often be found playing his prized Rickenbacker bass around Ottawa in his spare time.