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July 1, 2017 might seem to be a long way off to most people. But for David Morrison and Chantal Amyot, the date is already looming large. They’re leading the development of the largest and most comprehensive exhibition about Canadian history ever created. And they absolutely must be finished by Canada Day 2017.
A provincial premier for 18 years, Maurice Duplessis was as much a product of his time as a man ahead of his time. An exhibition at the Canadian Museum of History sheds new light on a politician who remains the embodiment — rightly or wrongly — of a period known as the “Great Darkness.”
Of the 1,477 passengers and crew who boarded the Empress of Ireland in Québec City, only 465 would survive the first night’s passage. The sinking ship took rich businessmen, tourists and ordinary immigrants alike to their death. Those travelling first class had the best chance of escape, while women and children in third class fared worst.
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Canadian Museum of History
100 Laurier Street
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8