Publication Date

April 2015


Gary Spraakman did not expect to be an accounting historian. It can be best explained as occurring by happenstance when travelling with his nineyear old son in Northern Ontario. His son Christopher was interested in all kinds of history, and insisted on stopping at as many historical sites as possible. There are many in Canada. At a Parks Canada re-created Hudson’s Bay Company fur post on the Mattawa River in Northern Ontario, he was persuaded by his son to stop. The Hudson’s Bay Company was the iconic Canadian company that had survived from its start in 1670 to the present.



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