Bob BothwellWhat other factors and personalities were behind the Hudson's Bay Company's success? How directly did the company influence Canadian politics?

History professor Bob Bothwell from the University of Toronto, who is featured in the "Empire of the Bay" broadcast, responds to viewer questions.

Question 1: How did the Hudson's Bay Company get into gold mining?

Question 2: Has the Hudson's Bay Company always been financially stable?

Question 3: Did North America's native tribes prefer the French over the English?

Question 4: Is history being rewritten to alter the image of Louis Riel?

Question 5: In 19th Century USA there was a political slogan: "54' 40" or fight." What was the British ContinueNorth American view on this issue?

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