Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Discover Canada again

Most read story in the Globe & Mail online right now is the one about Heritage Minister James Moore's edits of the "Discover Canada" manuscript to remove references to gay rights. Amazing the legs that story has.

This story makes me glad I declined to get involved in what was obviously a political process. I'm also glad that historians who did participate -- working hard in good faith to make the thing better, I do believe -- allowed themselves to be identified. We make these choices to participate in politically-driven processes or not, and we ought to be open about them.
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