Canadian Intelligence Eh

David Wilson: When Irish terrorists posed a real threat to... Canada!

August 11, 2020 Phil Gurski / David Wilson Season 3 Episode 53
Canadian Intelligence Eh
David Wilson: When Irish terrorists posed a real threat to... Canada!
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How many of you have ever heard of the Fenian threat to Canada? Yes, there was a terrorist movement in the 1860s that threatened Canada and killed one of the 'fathers' of Confederation in 1868. University of Toronto's David Wilson joins Borealis to talk about this forgotten violent chapter of Canadian history.

About the guest, David Wilson:

With a background in modern North Atlantic history, David A. Wilson specializes in Modern Irish History and the Irish in North America. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he is the General Editor of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, and is currently writing a book on the Fenian underground in Canada.

 ►Check out David's book Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Volume 1: Passion, Reason, and Politics, 1825-1857 

About the host Phil Gurski:
Phil is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Programme Director for the Security, Economics and Technology (SET) hub at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). He worked as a senior strategic analyst at CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) from 2001-2015, specializing in violent Islamist-inspired homegrown terrorism and radicalisation.

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Guest presentation: Who is Professor David Wilson
Who were the Fenians and what were they about?
The coffin ship
The Fenian Raids
Did the Fenian Brotherhood ever pose an actual threat to Canada?
Was the Fenian Brotherhood a terrorist organisation?
Professor David Wilson on whether Patrick Whelan killed Thomas D'Arcy McGee
Thomas D'Arcy McGee: First terrorist victim in Canada History
Do you think the Fenians were the precursor to the IRA?
Irish republicans plotting to damage British interests in North America
Contact Phil Gurski