To ‘This is That’ on CBC Radio
October 14, 2012 § 1 Comment
I caught your interesting interview regarding the Caucasian “Canadian” who apparently died in what is now called Canada around 1850. While it was fascinating for me to learn how people at that time walked primarily on their knees to escape from Pterodactyls and such, however I take issue with some of your reporting. Seeing how Canada wasn’t inaugurated until 1867, there was no such place as Canada, nor were there Canadians before that time. People of European descent lived in what is now called Canada at that time, but they were mainly either British or French subjects. It is for similar reasons that it seems to me ridiculous that the Harper Government is spending millions of dollars commemorating the ‘War of 1812’, as a war between Canada and the USA, when obviously there was no such entity as Canada at that time.
Thanks for the enlightening interview, and keep up the good work.