A DISTINCT VIEWPOINT
Richard (Dick) Garneau (August 10, 1937 - April 2, 2015)
Rest in Peace Dick
You will be sorely missed.
"French and English are not the founding" fathers of Canada.
The People (Indian), Inuit and Dene are the founding mothers of Canada".
"Our History! very well-I will tell it!
and you will see how our ancestors were vanquished,
and whether such a defeat was as glorious as victory".
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Canada is almost 10 million sq km (9,984,670), or
7% of the worlds land mass, or
second in size only to the USSR.
Canada embraces 6 time zones and
has people of over 200 different ethnic origins.
We are called a multicultural Nation.
"NOT TO KNOW IS BAD;
NOT TO WISH TO KNOW IS WORSE."
AN AFRICAN PROVERB
The history of Canada is but the biography of ordinary people.
I began what I thought was a simple quest in 1953.
I was naive as to the magnitude of this study.
This is a sample of my work in progress.
Many thousands of people have contributed to the information on this site.
I started recording some of their comments since 2000 but
many go unrecorded.
I orginally began collecting this information in 1952
and will likely continue until I die.
This is a by-product of my genealogy quest and is therefore shareware.
Please feel free to copy what you want or link to this site.
This web site was officially opened November 22, 1999
on various servers over time.
As you walk the crooked path of our ancestors keep three thoughts in mind.
How we treat our children, the born and unborn is a reflection of our culture.
How we treat our women and children is a reflection of our religion.
How we treat our environment is a refection of our Government.
Do come in and explore your past.
"I do not believe that any nation has now attained, and
I doubt whether any nation ever will attain,
such a point of morality as to govern other nations for the benefit of the governed."
Goldwin Smith, 1881
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