We're supposed to learn from history. But many say our kids aren't learning what the should from their history courses in school. Critics say that new history books introduced by the province two years ago have a list of problems. These include ignoring the contributions of minorities, aboriginals and women. We examine the criticism and find out if anything is being done to change what our kids are learning.
Guest(s) : Robert Green, History Teacher and Social Science Department Head, Westmount High School Nakuset, Executive Director, Native Women's Shelter of Montreal Toula Drimonis, Journalist Frédéric Bastien, Historian and Professor, Dawson College
CityLife examines issues that affect all anglo Montrealers in an engaging and accessible way. Host Richard Dagenais and his team delve into politics, public transit, roadwork, the environment, the economy, immigration, social issues, culture and much more. Each CityLife show zeroes in on a particular subject or issue unfolding in Montréal, often with original approaches and creative coverage of local stories you may not find anywhere else.
Richard Dagenais was born, raised, educated and, continues to be employed, in Montréal. Twice nominated for ACTRA National Radio Awards, he works in Montréal television and radio as a host, anchor, reporter and writer. He is a singer, songwriter, and musician who has performed the anthems for the Expos and Alouettes. He's married with one son and two nutty dogs. He enjoys sports but hates going to the gym; he goes, but he hates it! He's got a blog and he tweets, too!