Perhaps no country has been influenced by the Scots more than Canada. On this episode, learn the fascinating story of the Scots who helped build early Canada. You'll meet Simon McTavish, founder of the North West Company, who at one time controlled a majority of the fur trade business in the Canadian territories. We'll look at the expeditions of Alexander MacKenzie, the first explorer to blaze a trail from Canada's interior to the mighty Pacific. And you'll learn about two Scots who helped safeguard Canada's bilingual and cultural heritage. Discover how the Scots laid the groundwork for a new nation! All this plus music highlighting Canada's Scottish musical heritage, including Leahy, Mary Jane Lamond, the Chris Norman Ensemble, and more!