A Country by Consent is a national history of Canada which studies the major political events that have shaped the country, presented in a cohesive, chronological narrative. Many of these main events are introduced by an audiovisual overview, enlivened by narration, sound effects and music.

Two Ways to Browse:

  • The menu at the left shows several time periods and the main events within each one. Roll over any time period and click on any topic or sub-topic to go to the appropriate page.
  • Scroll and click through illustrated timelines below to explore your chosen time period. There are clickable areas on each timeline that will take you to the associated page.

This was the first digital, multimedia history of Canada. It started out as a laserdisc in 1993 and the CD-ROM version has been used in schools across the country. This online, public domain site is the fifth edition of the project.