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The editor of Canada’s History magazine, Mark Reid, discusses a new book, 100 Days That Changed Canada (HarperCollins Canada, 2011), with Joseph Planta.

100 Days That Changed Canada by Mark Reid. (HarperCollins Canada, 2011)

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.

Mark Reid joins me again. He is the editor-in-chief of the magazine, Canada’s History, formerly The Beaver. He’s the editor of a new book, another great book of Canadian history: 100 Days That Changed Canada. Selected therein are 100 dates that by virtue of the events of the day, the people involved, and more, truly shaped this country. There are obvious dates included like 01 July 1867, but there are dates in here like 02 September 1972, which is the first game of the Summit Series between Team Canada and the Soviets, and not the 28th of September the final game. The essay by Ken Dryden makes the case for the 2nd of September. That’s what Mr. Reid has done, gathered noted contributors to write about each date. Some of the contributors include Peter Mansbridge, Adrienne Clarkson, Bob Rae, J.L. Granatstein, Peter C. Newman, Rona Maynard, Conrad Black, and Margaret Wente. We’ll talk about how this book came about and about the dates that truly changed this country. Mark Reid was last on for the book, 100 Photos That Changed Canada. This book now is fine companion to that book, and is the beginning of a great conversation on history, our country, what’s in this book, and why, as well as what’s not in the book. 100 Days That Changed Canada is published by HarperCollins. www.canadashistory.ca is the website for more. Please welcome back to the Planta: On the Line program, Mark Reid; Good morning, Mr. Reid.