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Inside the $24-million miniature Canada

In the Toronto underground, a patriotic visionary is building a model museum ten years in the making—and is just getting started
Allegretto con Bravura, handwritten sheet music by Calixa Lavallée. (Courtesy: Library and Archives Canada e011163931)

The hidden racist history of ’O Canada’

Laila El Mugammar: Every time I stand for the Canadian national anthem, I think about the song’s composer, who founded a blackface minstrel troupe. What does it mean to sing the melody of a man who wore me as a costume?
People cheer during the the Canada Day noon show on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, July 1, 2019. (Justin Tang/CP)

This Canada Day, the country must reflect on its history to write its future

Anita Li: Canada must return to its core values—sustainability, multiculturalism and human rights—which have not been upheld in recent years
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The place to be on Canada Day? Lining up for Mandarin’s free buffet

James Chiu, Mandarin’s president, says the free meal ’is one of the ways for us to show our appreciation for Canada’
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Here is 100 plus years of Maclean’s—free

We’ve digitized thousands of issues containing more than 100,000 stories from Canada’s greatest writers and journalists. Everything from 1905 to 2008 is free to read.
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On Canada Day, celebrate the spirit of dominion

Opinion: Decades ago, Canada Day was named Dominion Day—and it’s a moment to recommit to strengthening the Canadian union
Residents Celebrate Canada Day In The Nation’s Capital

Happy Canada Day. Stay home.

Paul Wells: The country doesn’t need Ottawa to lead it on most days, and it needn’t indulge Ottawa’s desire to pretend it’s leading us all on Canada Day
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Indigenous activists demand action at Canada Day picnic

As part of a day of action called UNsettling Canada 150, Indigenous activists marched upon Carolyn Bennett’s Canada Day picnic in Toronto to raise awareness on issues afflicting their communities.
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Scenes from Canada 150, a national celebration of Canada’s birthday

We enlisted photographers to capture the most festive moments from coast to coast to coast. Here’s what they saw.
Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer, left, takes a selfie with a supporter during Canada Day festivities in Charlottetown, P.E.I. on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Photograph by Darren Calabrese

Andrew Scheer’s first Canada Day as Tory leader

Scheer and his family celebrated Canada 150 in Charlottetown, the Birthplace of Confederation—and invited us to follow along