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Thursday, 4 April 2013

Trio of Shame II: New Citizenship Guide Has More Monarchy, Less History

This isn't entirely a new story, because it seems that the official Canadian Citizenship Guide was published last fall, but I'd not heard much about it until Le Devoir's Marie Vastel published a comparison of the old and the new versions today.

The upshot: lots more about the Queen and Canada's relation to the Empire, and not very much at all about some interesting aspects of the country's history, like the Rebellions of 1837-38.  All part of the Harperites reinventing the country.  

And there are very few faces of visible minorities in the guide.  You'd think there would be more, given the countries from which most new Canadians are coming.


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