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Stephen Bown – Rails and Tales

Stephen Bown on Chatter That Matters

Join me to hear untold stories of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the birth of modern-day Canada.

Acclaimed Author Stephen Bown shares excerpts from his new book Dominion, vividly describing the price paid to build the CPR. In this monumental saga, we learn about the ambitions, horrific sacrifices and controversies that came with Canada’s most extraordinary infrastructure project.

Stephen paints a vivid picture of an era of greed, corruption, destruction, discriminatory labour practices and hubris that almost bankrupted a nation and wiped out the Indigenous Population. Was it worth it? You be the judge.

I end the show by sharing my thoughts on why Canada matters.

To buy Dominion, a book I highly recommend.




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