Portraits of almost half a millennium of French presence on Canadian soil

In February 2019, the Senate moved to the Senate of Canada Building, a former train station built in 1912. It is expected to occupy its temporary location for at least 10 years while Parliament’s Centre Block –the Senate’s permanent home – is rehabilitated. Although Centre Block is shuttered for rehabilitation work, Canadians can still experience…

Women played a key role in local war resistance during the Vietnam era

As part of the Vancouver Historical Society’s free lecture series, Lara Campbell, professor and Chair of the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University will speak on Thursday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Museum of Vancouver. Her talk, entitled Local Protest and Transnational Politics: Vietnam War Resistance in Vancouver…

Politics of art: caricatures and culture

Provoking thoughtful commentary from readers on social issues can create barriers with just the use of words. Political cartoons – often witty, at times graphic, but never dull – transcend such barriers to inform and even sway public opinion through a captioned pictorial representation of underlying attitudes and emotions. In the past, political cartoons have…