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Looking Forward, Looking Back: CBC News and the Revamped National

Article originally posted on August 2 at Activehistory.ca Since Peter Mansbridge announced last year that he was retiring from his post as anchor of The National, there has been plenty of speculation about how the show would use his departure as an opportunity to revamp. Criticisms of the show have ranged from political bias to… Continue reading Looking Forward, Looking Back: CBC News and the Revamped National

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Fourth Annual(?) Year in Review (100 Years Later)

By Aaron Boyes and Sean Graham   Over the past month I have had, and overheard, many conversations with friends, family members, and coworkers about the year 2016, and the overwhelming consensus is that this has been an unusually bad year. Numerous events occurred that shocked the public, such as the outbreak of the Zika… Continue reading Fourth Annual(?) Year in Review (100 Years Later)

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Hyperbole, Hot Takes, and Hillary’s Qualifications

With the History Slam on hiatus until the New Year, I decided to write a piece for Activehistory.ca in an attempt to answer a nagging question that I’ve been wondering about: was Hillary Clinton the most qualified person to ever run for President? The current President said she was during the campaign, a statement which… Continue reading Hyperbole, Hot Takes, and Hillary’s Qualifications

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First Annual(?) Year in Review (100 Years Later) Bracket

This article was originally posted at ActiveHistory.ca on Friday December 20, 2013. By Aaron Boyes and Sean Graham Each year, websites and magazines come out with year in review articles that attempt to summarize the year and highlight the major events of the previous 12 months. While these can be entertaining, they are fraught with… Continue reading First Annual(?) Year in Review (100 Years Later) Bracket