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Canada is the second largest country in the world with the fourth lowest population density in the world. It is the land of the maple leaf, moose and beaver. Got questions? Place them here and a "Canuck" may even answer.

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Canadians went to war in World War One as a colony of Britain. In World War Two Canadians went to war because they wanted to help protect peace and democracy. Because they're a nation of brave, honorable people who try to settle differences peacefully, and fight like bloody he** when they must, to …
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After World War I, Canada and other Commonwealth countries felt the need for more independence. The Statute of Westminster was part of the process to grant full independence to many of the Commonwealth states. There was discussion between provincial governments of Canada vs. the federal government o…
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%DETAILS% Answer You can't really because it is kind of a nebulous term. Certainly if you took all of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution you would have a pretty good start. Michael Montagne
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Pros -The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 - It set the stage for the Constitution and was an adequate temporary government, it just would not last foreverCons -The central government could not regulate trade- There was no executive or judiciary branch- Laws took 9 of 13 votes to pass- Amendments had to …
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They were the French settlers in Nova Scotia. The French called it Acadia after the Indian name for the area. It went back and forth between the British and french throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries. The British gained final control in 1713. In 1755, with war with France looming the Britis…
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English settlers No. You know that there couldn't have been any in 1400 because Columbus didn't even discover America until 1492. The first English attempt at settlement was in the late 1500's on Roanoke Island in what is now North Carolina. The first permanent English colony was founded at James…
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It depends on which land you are talking about. French settlers became known as Acadians by making their home in part of Nova Scotia in Canada, around 1605. They were removed from their homes and deported by the ruling English from Nova Scotia in 1755. This is the year they began to arrive in Louis…
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1. They weren't interested in railways because they travel by sea. 2. Cost of buying goods from Canada would be higher than buying goods from Britain because of the terffis. 3. Ottawa would be to far away for Newfoundlanders to have much influence on government poilicy. 4. Made a living by the f…
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Britain was concerned that the US would take offence to a "kingdom" being located on its border. Nevertheless, Canada is a Constitutional Monarchy. The Canadian Crown exists separate and apart from any other Crown, even though the Crown is worn by the same person, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
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Look up each individual nation. Try something like " When did the United States become a full nation?"
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September 10, 1939- one week after France and the United Kingdom. As a colony,I think we were technically at war when the UK declared it. The CBC has PM McKenzie's speech online on its archives.  Canada had been a independent nation, able to make it's own decisions, since 1867. The 7 day diffe…
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The telegraph really effected Canada in many ways.
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The British North America Act has been renamed the Constitution Act. It forms the basis of Canada's Constitution, in particular by setting out the division of powers between the federal and provincial governments.
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Instead of correcting this I will just add on slavery dates back to prehistoric man the Jews where slaves in Egypt which surley predates 1400 BC or AD not sure what this fellow above me was on probley a black fellow no disrespect indented. Every culture has been impacted in one way or another by sl…
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In the early 1900's Portuguese immigrants went to work in Canada in the fishing industry. Most of the Portuguese immigrants settled in parts of eastern Canada, like Novia Scotia.
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Canada provided a number of military units, ranging from infantry to artillery to armour, as well as fighter squadrons, and RCN ships on coastal patrols.The Canadian Army units werea part of the Commonwealth Brigade, that was comprised of British, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand troops.The RCA…
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Canada has a larger land mass than the USA. Canada also has the second biggest land mass in the world behind Russia
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Answer The raid on the coast of France at the town of Dieppe, in August of 1942, was the first time that the Canadians fought directly against the Nazis, on land. They had been active in the air, with many RCAF victories by fighter planes and massive bombing raids by number 6 heavy bomber group, …
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"Canada West" was not a political entity. It was part of the pre-Confederation Province of Canada. "Canada West" was a geographical name that was applied to the territory of the former colony of Upper Canada between February 10, 1841, and July 1, 1867, i.e., between the the Act of Union and Confeder…
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Today The Canadian Northwest Mounted Police Are Know As The RCMP Royal Canadian Mounted Police or the Canadian mounties for short. ==== At first, they were known simply as the Mounted Police. Then they became known as the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP). Later they became the Royal North-West M…
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Who was at the London Conference in 1867 and why were they there?
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Answer 1914 canda joined the world war 1
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In the early 1870s the colony began construction of a railway, however with mounting construction debts, and under pressure from Great Britain's Colonial Office, negotiations with Canada were reinstated. In 1873, Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald, anxious to thwart American expansionism and fac…
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it was because Canada east had more disadvantages, and wanted to have mroe advantages.
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I don't believe PEI did, as it was part of Canada, and not the USA. PEI joined confederation as the 8th province. Previously the people had refused to join due to fears of unequal representation, as well as a clear lack of political and economic advantage, since most of their trade was with the USA…
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First, PEI is a harbour city, its location was essential. if PEI's economy increase, maybe the United Province of Canada's economy will increase. second, the landlord was British's. the resisdent in there didn't have their own land. therefore, it was important for PEI to join confederation.
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Canada has ten provinces and three territories. Provinces: Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. Territories: Nunavut, Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories. Provinces: British …
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Answer The list of the founding fathers of Canada, actually referred to as the Fathers of Confederation, can be found at this site. It also includes the province they represented and their year of birth and death, as well as the conferences they participated in which preceded confederation.
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Tension and mistrust arising from the war between New France and 13 English colonies led to the expulsion of the Acadians. The British thought the Acadians were a threat to appropriation of the land. The Acadians also failed to make an unqualified oath of allegiance to the British Crown.
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they joined the confederation because the needed a 800,000$ loan to buy there land off of the absentee landlords.
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Answer In 986, Norwegian-born Eirik Thorvaldsson, known as Eirik the Red, explored and colonized the southwestern part of Greenland. It was his son, Leiv Eiriksson, who became the first European to set foot on the shores of North America, and the first explorer of Norwegian extraction now accorde…
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Some pros were that the colonies would be stronger and more independent. the colonies would have strong central government to control the defense, taxation, postage, currency etc. also the Britain abandoned the mercantilism so the colonies would have to unite in order to survive because Britain no l…
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Settle it. 1. Weren't interested in railways because they travel by sea. 2.Cost of buying goods from Canada would be higher than buying goods from Britain because of the terffis. 3. Ottawa would be to far away for Newfoundlanders to have much influence on government poilicy. 4. Made a living by …
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because Justin Bieber sucks
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Europeans first started exploring Canada circa 1000 CE. The first permanent European settlements were in 1603.EUROPEAN SETTLEMENTS ARE IN 1603.
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Why did Canada choose a mixed economy?1980 US president, Ronald Reagan, supported less government in the economy to reduce government spending and regulation of corporations. Canadian prime minister, Brian Mulroney, fallowed Reagan's example and fought for the shift right (less government involvemen…
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February 26, 1920: Aboriginals gain the right to vote. November 21, 1921: Canada gets its first coat of arms. September 15, 1922: Canada refused to support the British in war, asserting their foreign policy independence. January 1, 1923: The department of defense is created. March 2, 1923: The H…
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Um so that they could help each other out because the british had basically abandoned them. BNA (British North America) also wanted some land to the west which is now Alberta, B.C. and Saskatchewan. If they didn't all come together then they could never claim that land. They wouldn't be able to trad…
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The Beothuks were the native inhabitants of the island of Newfoundland at the time of European contact in the 15th and 16th centuries. They are now extinct as a separate ethnic group, but their descendants are found in communities across the island. 2nd Answer The Beothuks were a clan which had a p…
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In the United States, "Independence Day" is celebrated on July 4, and commemorates independence from Great Britain, which was achieved in 1776. Other countries have their own celebrations commemorating their own independent or established status, celebrated on the day they see fit.The idea of Indepe…
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AnswerPros: greater defense against attacks, railway system, demolition of trade barriers Cons: Nova Scotia would not benefit from railway, less say in government, French in Quebec worried about becoming an even smaller minority Better Answer*** People say that the benefits of the Confederation …
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The music was composed by Calixa Lavallée in 1880, and the French lyrics (which remain unchanged) were written by Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier in that same year.Robert Stanley Weir wrote the original English lyrics in 1908. These lyrics were altered in 1914 and again in 1980. Answer Calixa Laval…
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hey, i have the same coin, if you find out let me know, chris_gruggen.ca. thx!
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Women in Canada obtained the right to vote in a sporadic fashion. Federal authorities granted them the franchise in 1918, more than two years after the women of Manitoba became the first to vote at the provincial level in 1916. Québec women were denied the provincial vote until 1940. Indigenous wom…
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New Brunswick, along with Canada West (Ontario), Canada East (Quebec), and Nova Scotia, joined altogether in the year 1867 to form the Dominion of Canada.
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Pros- America is less likely to be able to take over all of the colonies together in confederation, than they would be to take over one colony alone. Also, the people who organized confederation would pay for your debt. There would also be a railway connecting all of the colonies of Confederation to…
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They are future contributers to our society, and their generations will inherit where we left off.
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Originally from France to Canada and then to LouisianaAcadia was the original name of what we now know as Nova Scotia. The original settlers came there as fishermen from all over France and would dry Cod they had caught near it's shores.In 1604 the original French settlement was started on Saint Cro…
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it had to be arund the 1900s because thas wen theadore Roosevelt established nationl parks.
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Canada could have better defense, and its trade barriers would be abolished. Also, an intercontinental railway could be established.More tax money for the government to improve schools.
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They wanted a railroad, boats to be built and farms made. They were also scared of Fenian raids.
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There were several causes of Winnipeg's general strike in 1919.Unemployment had risen to unprecedented levels, and inflation was also extremely high. There were already a series of strikes that had taken place throughout other Canadian regions, and the success of the 1917 Russian Revolution also ins…
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Also known as Colonists The British came to seek religious freedom, gold, and land. If you want to know more read American Revolution Magic Treehouse. It is packed full of information about the lifstyles, what lead up to the revolution, and The Revolution itself. They also came because when the brit…
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Pros: -Gain population we will have a high economic statuscons -people coming from USA cant come to Canada because the US border is stopping them
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Answer it gave canadians a sence of nationalism
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Canada doesn't have states. Canada has 10 provinces and 3 Territories
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No. Quebec uses its "distinct society" status to its full advantage, abuses the term and collects much more than its share of national wealth. Many people within Quebec (myself included) realize the rest of the Dominion is sick to death of the nationalist movement. In my opinion, Quebec nationalis…
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It prevented the United States from taking most of our West Coast....oh wait no it didn't. It ensured that Canada would always have a military that could defend our nation...oh wait no it didn't. I meant that Canada would be able to patrol the borders without U.S. help...oh wait no it didn't. Well …
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A pro for Canada East joining confederation in 1867 was that their distinct culture would be recognized.
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The government kept changing in Canada east and west, it was hard to make big decisions. they decided to create a new country called Canada, to solve these issues. When the Americans had a war over slavery, the british helped those who were for slavery, but when the people against slavery won, the p…
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the answer is bedrock.
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French is spoken in the western part of Switzerland, including the cities of Geneva and Lausanne. There are 4 official languages in Switzerland. In order of the percentage of the population which speak them they are: German (63.7%), French (20.4%), Italian (6.5%) and Romansh (0.5%). Different langu…
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Nothing! The thing that I know is he gave in to the USA and canceled our leading aviation program in the 50's.The "Arrow" was Canada's new state of the art jet. I believe if it wasn't for him we would be the leading county in the space program. instead over 13,000 people were unemployed in one day. …
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hmmm...well... Canadians felt that all land should be shown by their government so in 1864, leaders from everywhere made a plan for the union on July 1st, 1867the British Parliament accepted the British North American Act. This made Canada one dominion. A Dominion is a self governing area but still …
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Canada West and Canada East offered a railway to link Nova Scotia to the mainland. They promised money for bridges, roads, and other development.
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It was made a national symbol in 1975. The beaver was the primary fur traded and trapped by the Hudson Bay Company, and was also shown on Canada's first postage stamp. Most people consider the maple leaf as the principal symbol of Amsterdam.Beaver were trapped by native Indian peoples of North Am…
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The uprisings (also known as the Riel Rebellion) were led by Louis Riel, who was ultimately tried and hanged for treason.
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aroung the year 1000
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The Family Compact Refused to help out the poor farmers. So the farmers attacked them with pitchforks.
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Answer They wanted the oath to be qualified by recognition of their freedom of religion, their neutrality in case of war, and their right to emigrate. http://members.shaw.cfa/kcic1/acadian.html
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Alot of them? examples are china and Italy. but Canada trades with a bunch of countries all over the world. Canada's biggest trading partner is the United States of America.
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William Lyon Mackenzie, born Scotland 1765, came to Canada in 1820 and set up the newspaper the Colonial Advocate. A major advocate of Reform and fairness in Canada he found himself targeted by the British Elite. He eventually lead a revolt and had to flea to the USA. He was trying to organize or …
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The Acadians were passed over to the French and British many times then after Confederation they became part of Canada.
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His capture of 2,000 Americans at Fort Detroit with a much smaller force including 400 native Indians and his defense of Ontario in which he died on 13 October 1812 gained him acclaim as the defender of Canada.
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Canada has ten provinces and three territories. The ten prvinces are; British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador. The three territories are; Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.
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To get to your mom's ******
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Leif Ericsson Died in 1020 a.d. he was about 50 years old and had discovered America already
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Canada's current ruling party is The Conservative Party of Canada.
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Vikings visited Canada around 1000 CE. Ruins have been found at L'Ainse aux Meadows in Newfoundland. Basque cod fisherman and whalers had established outposts in the early 1500's. Basque whaling was present in southern Labrador in the mid-1500's. The French had ships exploring the coasts as early …
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France will soon celebrate the 90th anniversary of the end of World War One (November 11th). Several towns and villages in the northeastern part of the country will honor American, British and Canadian soldiers with remembrance ceremonies. I read in a French national newspaper that on the 25th of Oc…
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Jews came to Canada in 1850-1900
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This answer will give both the modern sense of a city and the classic definition as well. In modern times cities are founded by documents that incorporate them, while in older times cities were founded by a group of people calling a group of homes by a name to define it. Classical sense (may still b…
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they were farmers
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AnswerIt was legal. Under the law during that time, a provisional government is allowed to be set up if the acting one (The Council of Assiniboia in this case) was not recognized by the people. Louis Riel and the other Métis did not recognize this government, so they set up their own provisional go…
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As of 1999, Nunavut is the largest territory in Canada, comprising nearly 1/5 of Canada's total land mass. The largest province in Canada is Quebec. The largest Territory however is Nunavut.
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The birch-bark canoe was light, fairly easy to construct, could carry significant loads, drew little water, was remarkably seaworthy in the hands of an experienced canoeist, could move swiftly through water, and was easily repairable using material readily available in the forest.
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There are no states in Canada. However there are 10 provinces: Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labradar Nova Scotia Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan and 3 territories: Northwest Territories Nunavut Yukon
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because the political deadlock was making it impossible to do anything in Canada east and Canada west.========Technically, Canada East did not join Confederation. Canada East and Canada West were merely geographical designations, not political entities. The pre-Confederation Province of Canada was t…
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July 20 1871
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Yukon joined Canada because they had realized the need for a local government created because of the population increase by the Gold Rush. When the Gold Rush happened, they needed a local government to control all the chaos happening, and they couldn't remain such a big part of the Northwest Territ…
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she gave womens' right to vote
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Social Problems during the Great Depression, defined as the greatest period of low economic activity and high unemployment in American history.
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Answer No, unless you call constantly arguing over environment issues; rights to water and electricity; high tariffs on lumber; war in Iraq, etc. Canada participated in the U.S.-British War of 1812, fighting against the U.S. It was not the decision of Canadians, we went along as a colony …
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England captured Canada from France in the French and Indian War (called the 7 years war in Europe).
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when it became a dominion in 1867.
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