Why Canadian History is NOT Boring

Here is a [somewhat] short video from TED Talks about “Why Canadian history isn’t as boring as you think it is,” by Chris Turner.  Hope you all enjoy it!



  1. Thank you for posting this! I agree wholeheartedly with Mr. Turner and would love to see the myth that Canadian history is boring erased from the public mind once and for all. Also, perhaps I need to pick up Burton’s ‘Klondike’ from my local library…


  2. An interesting talk! A few years ago, I realized I didn’t really know much about Canada beyond the stereotypes, so I ordered a Canadian history written by a Canadian for Canadians. Though we have many things in common, it was interesting to learn about historic events where Canadians and Americans fought each other from a Canadian point of view. Our villains are your heros and vice versa in a few instances, and the perspective begins at the border.


  3. This is great talk… and I agree with him that we are the stories that make up Canada! Even though I came from the PI and I never heard of Canada at History class. 🙂 Have a wonderful day and week, TK.


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