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Bi-weekly – Week 1 ; Monday ; 2pm – 4pm

Term 1 via Zoom; Term 2 Tartu (tbc)

Canada at War is about Queenston Heights, Vimy Ridge and Ortona. It is also about women’s rights and suffrage, industrialization, labour rights, social welfare and the expansion of government; English-French relations, peace keeping and racism.

Canada at War concerns the battles, both on the field and at the home front, that molded the country we all call home. Canadians have fought in four foreign wars since Confederation, and a few on home soil before then. Associated with each conflict were major diplomatic, political and domestic battles faced by the governments and people of the day with respect to sending and maintaining troops overseas, bringing them home and resettling them, and managing affairs within Canada. Each war resulted in new Canadian policies, laws, attitudes and identities at home and abroad. Presenters will choose to speak on any of these issues and how they made and remade Canada. 


Jeff Biteen ( is a retired Human Resources executive and history buff. He previously co-facilitated the Makers of the French Revolution and Europe Between the Wars (1918-1939) workshops.

Carol Austin ( is a semi-retired Quality Assurance professional and trainer in the pharmaceutical industry. She enjoys travelling, seeing new places and learning new things. She also enjoys hiking, music, arts and crafts and computer games.

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Anderson Abbott