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Our Violent National Game

The great hockey debate continues

Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

Edward Whitcomb

Edward Whitcomb completed a PhD in history at the University of London, England, which was published by Duke University Press. He taught at St. Francis Xavier University, Concordia University and the University of Manitoba. During a career in the foreign service he concentrated on political, strategic, security and economic analysis. He has written histories of all of Canada’s provinces, and his company, From Sea to Sea Enterprises, has sold more than 30,000 books. He is currently writing a history of Canadian federalism.

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Edward Whitcomb

Rethinking the Great Depression

The unnecessary suffering caused by a federal political failure June 2014
In the 1930s, Canadians suffered through the worst economic depression in their history. Up to a quarter of the workforce was unemployed. Hundreds of thousands of people lost their homes, their businesses, their hopes and their dreams. Marriages and families were postponed, and the phenomenal social costs affected children and grandchildren. A large proportion of the population had to go on welfare…