One of the Fathers of Confederation was shot dead in the streets of Ottawa. Thomas D’Arcy McGee was Sir John A. Macdonald’s right-hand-man and one of the most popular politicians in the country. So who the hell would want to kill him? We re-open one of Canada’s most notorious cold cases.
You can trace the fortune that helped to propel Donald Trump into the White House all the way back to Canada at the end of the 1800s. A story about a ghost town, a brothel, and a businessman whose ventures during the Klondike Gold Rush solidified his family's name for years to come: Frederick Trump.
In our first episode, we dive into the strange and unexpected history behind Canada's national anthem. "O Canada" was written by a veteran of the American Civil War to celebrate Quebec's national holiday; it's story touches on everything from Pierre Trudeau to bloody riots to the very earliest French settlers.