Wednesday 4 December 2013

Update: Museum of Civilization / Canadian Museum of History

I wrote a brief post last week about the new Canadian Museum of History (or the rebranded Museum of Civilization, whichever you prefer).

An extended version of this is now an op-ed in the Ottawa Citizen, online today, in print tomorrow. You can read it here.

I'd love to hear from anyone working at the museum who has a different story from that being presented by the executives. Is what we are hearing actually what will be in the museum? Looks, so far, pretty mild and innocuous.

Tuesday 3 December 2013

Leaders and Legacies - New Website

A new website with an interesting premise promises to bring us some stories on former prime ministers and governor generals (or is that governors general, I always forget). Roderick Benns of Fireside Publishing has started the site and it is now up and running here.

There are several stories up there now including one on Paul Martin's aboriginal aboriginal youth entrepreneurship program, an interview with Michael Meighen, the Senator and grandson of former prime minister Arthur Meighen.

And then I have a slightly longer piece on Arthur Meighen that I titled 'The Unlucky Prime Minister'. If you're looking for a primer on the King-Byng dispute, and a fresh take to boot, in less than 1700 words, this is it. And hey, who doesn't want that?!