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What fights about ’erasing’ history are really about

Canada’s debate about whom and what we remember requires shared sets of facts, ideas and stories—a canon on which we can all rely. It’s time for us to rethink that canon, writes Murad Hemmadi.
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Monuments aren’t museums, and history suffers when we forget that

Opinion: Removing statues of controversial historical figures doesn’t erase them from history—because recording history simply isn’t the function of statues
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’Pass, friend’: Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s words in Kingston, Ont., resonate today

Opinion: The mayor of Kingston on why we should take heed of the prescient president’s 1938 speech in the Ontario city, and what it said about Canada-U.S. relations
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A century later, a vicious anti-Greek riot in Toronto offers lessons for today

In 1918, three days of riots took aim at Toronto’s Greek immigrants—revealing who gets to be seen as part of Canada’s fabric, and why
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Despite all the preparations, royal weddings can sometimes go so very wrong

With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding fast approaching, here’s a look at the good, the bad and the ugly of royal weddings gone by
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58 years later, Drew Kivell still hopes to solve his father’s murder

A 1960 double homicide shocked the small town of East Gwillimbury, but the killer was never found. Family members still keep the search going.
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What we can learn from a disastrous 1930 U.S. tariff on Canadian goods

As Donald Trump threatens tariffs on steel and aluminum, policymakers should look to history and take heed of the Smoot-Hawley Act’s cautionary tale
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Canada’s checkered history of arms sales to human rights violators

Opinion: If previous debates on arms sales are anything to go by, Canada has become less vigilant on human rights
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The American West was even wilder than we think

Historian and author Mark A. Lause contends the cowboys of the mythic American West were more diverse—and downtrodden—than we realize
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What Canada and America owe Haiti

Andray Domise on the two nations’ brutal, ruinous record in Haiti, and why it must inform how asylum seekers are being treated today