"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 Russia.
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.
Dick began what he thought was a simple quest in 1953.
In his own words "I was naive as to the magnitude of this study".
This site is a work in progress that was started by Dick and will continue in his memory.
Many thousands of people have contributed to the information on this site.
Dick started recording some of their comments in 2000 but
many go unrecorded.
Dick orginally began collecting this information in 1952
and continued until he died.
This is a by-product of Dick Garneau's 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.
"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