John Bosher: Vancouver Island’s Imperial Past
Sunday, September 9, 2012
2 – 4 pm
$5 general public
Free for members of the Friends of the BC Archives
Professor John Bosher of Ottawa has recently published two books on the subject of Vancouver Island’s Imperial past. Until the Canadian Citizenship Act came into force in 1947 people in Canada were legally British. Dr. Bosher’s first passport in 1953 stated “A Canadian Citizen is a British Subject.” Thousands of people, including his parents, emigrated to Vancouver Island in the belief that it was a British colony. He has spent twelve years tracing the stories of other such people and trying to work out the implications of all this.
For more information about this event contact Ron Greene at 250-598-1835.