Daniel Francis

Reading the National Narrative

New History Marks 150th Anniversary

Jul 16, 2021

On July 20 British Columbia commemorates 150 years since it joined the rest of Canada. There will doubtless be many celebrations but a new history of the province written by a group of academics and social justice progressives is not one of them.

Challenging Racist "British Columbia": 150 Years and Counting is a warts and all account -- check that, it is an only-the-warts account -- of the province's past. It presents our history as an unbroken record of dispossession, white supremacy, racism and genocide.

Published by a research project based at the University of Victoria and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, the ebook is available free online.

Read it and weep.