Are We The North?

April 01, 2016 | Posted by OPPI | Post Contributed by Sue Heffernan, RPP | engagement, history, human settlement, northern Ontario | 0 comments
Are We The North?
Historians and Geographers have often noted that Canadians claim to be 'northerners' but they don't travel or read about the north. In 1972, Daniel Francis wrote:

"Canadians may think that we are a northern people, but blessed little attention has ever been paid to the area or its inhabitants; unless, that is, the Americans show an interest in it, or there appears to be the possibility of some gigantic mineral discovery."