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Report: History Program

report: The report is the result of work by three historians commissioned by the English Montreal School Board last June to review the controversial history program, which has been criticized by Quebec's Indigenous, anglophone and other cultural communities, according to CTV. The program, compulsory in all high schools across the province since September 2017, focuses narrowly on the experience of and events pertaining to the group of French Quebecois from contact until present day, the report says. Students in the Grade 9 and 10 Canadian and Quebec history classes are being taught a skewed, one-sided view of the past that distorts the historical record, according to the committee report, a copy of which was obtained by The Canadian Press. It says Indigenous peoples are presented throughout the course as other and antagonists, rather than human beings whose place was colonized by outsiders. Black history is virtually ignored, the report says, and women are relegated to a few sidebars or disconnected paragraphs in both textbooks. The texts largely ignore the contributions of Irish, Italian, Greek, Portuguese, Haitian and other immigrants while offering no indication these groups helped to transform the city of Montreal, it continues. ( As reported in the news.