Preparations for major renovations to the Center Block continue. The complete rehabilitation of this building will begin in the fall of 2018 and will last at least ten years. This forces both Houses of Parliament to relocate. The West Block will be the new home of the House of Commons, […]
In January 1916, Manitoba granted the right to vote to women. It was the first Canadian jurisdiction to do so. As Philippe Murat tells us, an exhibit curated by the Manitoba Museum, marking this historic event, is on display at the Canadian Museum of History until March 2017.
In the Fall of 2018, the House of Commons will be relocated to the West Block while the Center Block will be shut down to allow for extensive rehabilitation works to take place. Although temporary, the new House of Commons will be spectacular, according to the architects of the project. […]
Beechwood Cemetery is the National Cemetery of Canada. It’s the final resting place of over 75, 000 Canadians, including prime ministers, soldiers and members of the public who have helped shape our country. Inaugurated in 1873, over the years, Beechwood Cemetery has evolved into an important part of national heritage, […]
August 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. For many Canadians, the Great War is considered to be a defining moment that helped shape our nation’s identity and pave a path towards independence from Britain. In Newfoundland, memories of the war are marked by […]
The Governor General’s Literary Awards honour and represent the rich diversity of Canadian literature. Each year, over 1500 books from English and French publishers are submitted for this prestigious award. Puneet Birgi explores the history of the awards and speaks with some of this year’s winners.
Every November, poppies blossom on the lapels and collars of millions of Canadians across the country. Since the 1920s, the poppy has been worn to commemorate those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Puneet Birgi tells us about the history of the poppy and how it became a symbol of […]
It’s the name of Canada’s most-watched annual sporting event and is considered a true Canadian icon. But did you know that the Grey Cup was named after the 9th Governor General of Canada, Lord Albert Henry George Grey? Puneet Birgi takes a look at the man who created this Canadian […]