The Harper Government has spent nearly $30 million promoting The War of 1812, all part of its overall effort to re-brand Canada as a "warrior nation". History is always worth remembering, but who tells the story? What's emphasized and what's forgotten?
Was Canadian identity forged on the battlefields of 1812? Did farmers and other working people support the war, or resist it? Who profited from the war?
Come hear a different perspective: "A People's History of the War of 1812," an antidote to Harper's glorification of war, featuring John Bell.
Progressive people living in Etobicoke, Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton, and vicinity, I hope you'll attend what promises to be an interesting and thought-provoking event.
WHEN: Thursday, December 13, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Mississauga Central Library, 301 Burnhamthorpe West (at Square One), Room CL-3
This event is free. Parking in the garage under the library is free after 6:00 p.m.