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My Canadian History Journey. It’s not Over.

  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acadia#/media/File:Acadie_1750.JPG Join me in this Introductory Course. About eleven years ago, when our son was a teenager, I taught my first Canadian history course to our homeschool co-op. As I read about Quebec’s quest for sovereignty, I remember thinking, ‘I have heard these arguments before.’ I, like other Canadians sympathize with their need for… Continue reading My Canadian History Journey. It’s not Over.

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The Purchase of Rupert’s Land Part 2 – Manitoba is Born

The tiny square that is Manitoba at the time of the Manitoba Act In Part 1, we were told the following - With the American purchase of Alaska in 1867, Canada’s Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald, was anxious to gain control of Rupert’s Land. He wanted it to be annexed to the new Dominion of Canada… Continue reading The Purchase of Rupert’s Land Part 2 – Manitoba is Born

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Christian father of Confederation: Sir Adams George Archibald (1814 – 1892)

Claim To Fame: Established the Province of Manitoba Early Life and Influences Sir Adams George Archibald was a politician and a lawyer born in Truro, Nova Scotia in 1814. He descended from a family of Irish Protestants from Londonderry where the Protestant / Catholic animosity ran high. His forebears first settled in New Hampshire, and… Continue reading Christian father of Confederation: Sir Adams George Archibald (1814 – 1892)

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The Supreme Court, The Law Society and You… or your Children

Judgement shall return unto righteousness. Psalm 94:15  When I was a child, I sang the following Hymn: Who is on the Lord’s side? Who will serve the King? Who will be His helpers, other lives to bring? Who will leave the world’s side? Who will face the foe? Who is on the Lord’s side? Who for Him… Continue reading The Supreme Court, The Law Society and You… or your Children

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The Purchase of Alaska

            The purchase of Alaska was influenced by a few important intersecting issues. Russia was selling off assets to pay its debts; there was the fear of conquest by a stronger nation, whether the US or Britain, and there was the over-trapping of sea otters to their near extinction. In… Continue reading The Purchase of Alaska

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The Story of Rupert’s Land: Part 1 From Fur Trade To Rebellion

Britain’s claim of Rupert’s Land by the Doctrine of Discovery, proved to be one of their most lucrative investment opportunities for the fur trade. That led to expansion of colonization into the heart of North America, giving rise to a level of agricultural production never seen before. Eventually, the purchase of Rupert’s Land by Canada… Continue reading The Story of Rupert’s Land: Part 1 From Fur Trade To Rebellion

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Canada-US Trade Treaties… History Repeating Itself Since 1834

Canada-US Trade Treaties... History Repeating Itself Since 1834   In the last month, the news that has been eclipsing Canadian and US News feeds, and social media is the latest fallout over the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the US.  Trump vs. Trudeau CNBC News headline read: Trump Brings US-Canada Alliance to the Brink of… Continue reading Canada-US Trade Treaties… History Repeating Itself Since 1834

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Canadian Bible School Movement (2)

The Influence of the Movement on Canadian Protestantism Last week I dealt with the complex origins of the Bible College Movement in Canada and its influence upon Canadian and international Protestantism. Now it is time to consider why the movement has been so influential among Canadians and Canadian Protestantism. As Burkinshaw asks: “How did these… Continue reading Canadian Bible School Movement (2)

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Canadian Bible School Movement (1)

Much has been written about the Canadian and the American Bible School Movement of the 20th Century, because this movement has had a massive impact on the Christian church, not only in Canada, but also in the foreign mission field. Indeed, a considerable number of people have attended these colleges across Canada. I too have… Continue reading Canadian Bible School Movement (1)