Cape Breton Regional Library

Book Talk ‘Turning Points: 15 Pivotal Moments in Nova Scotia’s History’

Paul W. Bennett’s latest book tells the history of Nova Scotia through 15 key turning points. From Nova Scotia’s problems with Confederation to wartime Halifax, the Springhill Mining Disaster, Viola Desmond and Ray Ivany’s ‘Now or Never’ report, Bennett recounts these decisive moments that have shaped the province’s destiny.

With rarely seen photography, Bennett shows how these turning points helped to define the Nova Scotia we live in today. Each episode helped to forge the province’s identity, change its trajectory, and shape its collective sense of purpose.

Join the author for a talk on his book, followed by discussion.

Everyone welcome. Books available for purchase & signing.

Note: The author will also be at Indigo/ Coles (Mayflower Mall), on June 19th from 11 am – 1 pm.


Dr. Paul W. Bennett, Ed.D is a Halifax author, education policy researcher, and well-known news commentator. He is director of Schoolhouse Institute, founding Chair of researchED Canada, and the author of nine books. His blog, Educhatter, was honoured in 2018 with the Gold Medal as Top Education Blog in Canada.


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