The Ontario Historical Society has created a new podcast series, The Crown in Canada,hosted by Nathan Tidridge and produced by Leaking Ambience Studios. The series examines issues surrounding the Crown’s role in both Treaties and in our democratic institutions. The two-episode pilot was produced with assistance from the Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage Community Projects Program on behalf of the 2022 Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The OHS, founded in 1888, is a not-for-profit corporation and registered charity. The OHS is a non-government group bringing together people of all ages, all walks of life, and all cultural backgrounds interested in preserving and promoting some aspect of Ontario’s history. The OHS has a long association with the vice-regal family in Ontario, being granted patronage since 1888 by all 29 Lieutenant Governors, and is the longest continuous recipient of patronage from the office of the Lieutenant Governor.
The first episode of The Crown in Canada was launched on December 25, 2022 following His Majesty King Charles III’s inaugural Christmas message, and the second episode dropped a week later on New Year’s Eve. These two pilot episodes, called “Rooted in Treaty”, examine the Crown-Indigenous relationship that has existed across Turtle Island/North America, including what is now called Canada, for over 500 years. The podcast promises to take look at the role of the Crown in Canada in a thoughtful way, and examine what can be learned about this country—both its tensions and its promises.