10 November 2007
Canadians and their military history
Yesterday, The Globe and Mail reported on the latest survey on Canadian history undertaken by the Dominion Institute. The news wasn't good, the article noting the "report found that little has changed since 1997, the last time the survey was conducted - prompting the organization to call on provinces to organize a national citizenship exam that would be a requirement for high-school graduation." Ironically, even though the level of general Canadian history knowledge dropped, the level of knowledge of Canadian military history seems to have risen somewhat, although I'd argue the results still aren't anything to write home about.