Most Canadians stumped by 30 question quiz testing knowledge of quirky Canadian facts

A new Historica Canada poll conducted by Ipsos presented Canadians with 30 quirky stories about our country and asked if they could identify which were fact and which were fiction.

Jun 27, 2019


Nov 09, 2015

100 years after the First World War, Canadians say Remembrance Day is as relevant as ever

Country divided over whether youth understand the sacrifices of those who died in conflict READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Jun 29, 2015

Grab some back bacon and belt out some Celine Dion: Putting Canadian clichés to the test, eh?

– For some Canadians, worrying about our national identity – or perceived lack of one – is a habit almost as old as the country. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Jan 14, 2015

As Canadians mark Sir John A’s 200th birthday, a new poll measures Canadians’ knowledge of our first Prime Minister

An Ipsos Reid poll commissioned by Historica Canada found one in four Canadians can’t identify the country’s first Prime Minister. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Jun 30, 2014

Canadians Agree: We are Cool, Polite, Sexy and Definitely Not Modest!

As the nation prepares to celebrate Canada Day, and Canada’s 150th in 2017, a new Ipsos Reid poll commissioned by Historica Canada, reveals Canadian attitudes on Canada, and we are definitely not modest. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Nov 11, 2013

New poll aimed to measure knowledge and attitudes of Canadians related to what has long been referred to as the "The Forgotten War"

Canadians don’t know many important details about Canada’s participation in the Korean War – in which more than 500 Canadians died – according to a poll conducted for Historica Canada by Ipsos Reid. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Nov 09, 2012

Remembrance on Rise as More Canadians Plan to Attend Ceremony and Observe Silence than in 2010

Most Canadians (85%) Agree Remembrance Day should be a National, Statutory Holiday READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Oct 15, 2012

The Heritage Minutes are back! - National Poll Measures Top Minutes of All Time, Foretells Next Chapter in Series, as New Minutes Debut

The Historica-Dominion Institute is proud to release the first new Heritage Minutes in nearly a decade at a sneak preview today at the Royal Cinema. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Jun 28, 2012

The Maple Leaf, Salmon and Beer: Canadians Assess What is Quintessentially Canadian

60% are OK with displaying flag on knickers and 19% Would Consider Getting a flag Tattoo READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Feb 13, 2012

Americans less likely than Canadians to Believe War of 1812 had Significant Outcomes, Important to Formation National Identity, but still more likely to Commemorate War

A new Historica-Dominion Institute poll shows Americans better at promoting their history READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Jun 29, 2011

New Canada Day survey writes the book on Canlit, which 76% Canadians think among world’s best

With Canada Day around the corner, The Historica-Dominion Institute asked Canadians to write their own great Canadian novel through a playful open-ended survey, and to answer questions on the importance and role of CanLit in education. READ THE FULL STORY HERE