Cognac: A spirit’s spirit to survive and thrive

The traditional cognac houses have had to overcome grape plagues, the rising popularity of Scotch whisky, counterfeiting and war

Cognac: A spirit’s spirit to survive and thrive
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This is part 2 in our series The business of cognac

The traditional cognac houses have had to overcome grape plagues, the rising popularity of Scotch whisky, counterfeiting and war

Second line of O Canada should read “Our home on native land”

One small change to the words of O Canada will remind us of our historic debt and help facilitate broader knowledge of Indigenous issues

Second line of O Canada should read “Our home on native land”
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One small change to the words of O Canada will remind us of our historic debt and help facilitate broader knowledge of Indigenous issues

Flu pandemic of 1918 brutal, virulent killer

One hundred years ago, a flu pandemic swept across the world, killing tens of millions of people, particularly those in the prime of life

Flu pandemic of 1918 brutal, virulent killer
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One hundred years ago, a flu pandemic swept across the world, killing tens of millions of people, particularly those in the prime of life

Heroes and villains: how history picks the winners

The Second World War movie Darkest Hour raises questions about perspective and reality

Heroes and villains: how history picks the winners
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The Second World War movie Darkest Hour raises questions about perspective and reality

Silent Night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright

For 199 years, this beloved Christmas carol has resonated. More than 26,000 versions have been recorded and it enticed soldiers to lay down their arms

Silent Night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright
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For 199 years, this beloved Christmas carol has resonated. More than 26,000 versions have been recorded and it enticed soldiers to lay down their arms

Raphael Lemkin: the man who coined the word genocide

Lemkin lobbied tirelessly for the United Nations to adopt a definition of the word genocide

Raphael Lemkin: the man who coined the word genocide
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Lemkin lobbied tirelessly for the United Nations to adopt a definition of the word genocide

Easter 1917 marked a First World War turning point

The Canadians took Vimy Ridge and the Americans finally entered the war. But it would be folly to suggest that the U.S. won the war

Easter 1917 marked a First World War turning point
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MURPHY: The Canadians took Vimy Ridge and the Americans finally entered the war. But it would be folly to suggest that the U.S. won the war

The rise and fall of the Romanovs

100 years ago this month, Tsar Nicholas II abdicated. In July of the following year, he and his immediate family were bayoneted, shot and mutilated

The rise and fall of the Romanovs
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MURPHY: 100 years ago this month, Tsar Nicholas II abdicated. In July of the following year, he and his immediate family were bayoneted, shot and mutilated

Pack up you troubles in your old kit-bag

Our perspective in marking Remembrance Day is definitely at odds with views of the day, but that doesn't mean the sacrifices weren't worthy

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MURPHY: Our perspective in marking Remembrance Day is definitely at odds with views of the day, but that doesn’t mean the sacrifices weren’t worthy

Montreal’s Vimy Park decision an insult beyond ignorance

If allowed to stand, the city council's decision will permanently soil the character of the city

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MACFADYEN: If allowed to stand, the city council’s decision will permanently soil the character of the city