The Militarization Of Canadian History

Posted on Monday, October 22 at 20:13 by NAUWATCH

Heritage Minister James Moore is soon expected to announce that the Museum of Civilization, located in Gatineau, Quebec, will be re-branded to focus exclusively on Canada’s past (Daniel LeBlanc, “Museum of Civilization to change name, focus exclusively on Canadian history“, The Globe and Mail, 12 October 2012). The museum is already dedicated primarily to Canadian exhibits, but does currently house some permanent international collections and plays host to exhibits that showcase various world cultures.

In preparation for the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, however, it is expected that it will be renamed to reflect its new, significantly less global orientation, and its few permanent international exhibits will be replaced with new ones dedicated to the “monarchy and past military achievements”.

Other museums across the country will be called upon to participate in the upcoming celebration using similarly fashioned displays. In addition to this, the Tories also plan on building a monument to the War of 1812 on Parliament Hill and naming federal buildings after its “heroes”.

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