Controversies surrounding Canada’s 150th anniversary
The celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary is unfolding in the midst of a series of controversies over how to best remember history. Political leaders in Quebec and Nova Scotia are criticising the CBC television series The Story of Us, for its negative depiction of francophone historical figures as well as its omission of significant events. Meanwhile, the Bank of Canada has unveiled the design for a new ten dollar bill that will feature its selection of prominent Canadians. Ronald Rudin, professor in the Department of History and co-director of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, can address the challenges in mounting inclusive historical commemorations.
Ronald Rudin, professor, Department of History & co-director, Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling
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