Canadian First World War


During Canada’s first national internment operations of 1914-1920 thousands of men, women and children were branded as “enemy aliens.” Many were imprisoned. Stripped of what little wealth they had, forced to do heavy labour in Canada’s hinterlands, they were also disenfranchised and subjected to other state-sanctioned censures, not because of anything they had done but only because of where they had come from, who they were.

KOBZAR™ Book Award 2022 Shortlist Announced

Presented biennially, the $25,000 KOBZAR™ Book Award recognizes outstanding contributions
to Canadian literary arts by authors who write on a topic with a tangible connection to the