Valley CBC kerfuffle

Bill MacDonald, the mayor of Annapolis Royal; isn’t too pleased with Canada’s national broadcaster.

He is upset that a CBC mini-series on Canadian history hints that modern Canada started in Quebec in 1608.

MacDonald contends it started at Port Royal in 1605 with Canada’s first permanent settlement, Champlain’s Habitation.

Emma Bedard of the CBC countered by claiming they defined the permanence as demonstrated by Quebec City’s continuous population year-round and their ability to endure the harsh winters from 1608 onward, while the previous attempt at Port-Royal was cut short in 1607; as reported by the Annapolis County Spectator.