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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.
Asked in History of Canada, Celebrities
What is wrong with Leif Garrets face?
Leif mentioned on Celebrity Rehab 4 that his heroin addiction was causing him to pick his skin. His mother showed him his face in a mirror and that is when he realized that he really needed help and went to Rehab. ...
Asked in Canada, History of Canada, Quebec
Who are Canada's two founding nations?
Great Britain and France. --------------------------------------------- France had little or nothing to do with the Founding of the Canadian Confederation other than abandoning it's people when it lost a war to Britain. Even Britain played a minor, rubber stamp, role. When used in this context the term "Nations" refers to groups of people, most specifically "Founding Peoples". Founding Peoples is the term used in the Constitution though Founding Nations is used elsewhere. Canada has many Nations, of which three claim special status over the others as...
Why did the Northwest Angle become part of Minnesota instead of Canada?
The Treaty of Paris, concluded between the United States and Great Britain at the end of the American Revolutionary War, stated that the boundary between U.S. territory and the British possessions to the north would run "...through the Lake of the Woods to the northwestern most point thereof, and from thence on a due west course to the river Mississippi..." The parties did not suspect that the source of the Mississippi, Lake Itasca (then unknown to European explorers), was south of that point,...
What were the accomplishments of Sir Charles Tupper?
He was one of the Fathers of Confederation bringing in Nova Scotia as one of the charter provinces. I'd say that was a pretty good accomplishment. There are no doubt many others but that seems like a biggie. His short time as Canadian Prime Minister does not seem to have had the same lasting effect. ...
Asked in Canada, History of Canada
What countries once ruled Canada?
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland once ruled Canada. Canada is an independant nation but is part of the British Commonwealth. France also ruled over a large part of what became Canada. They settled the East Coast and Quebec and remained until the 7 Years War when the French lost on the Plains of Abraham to the British. If you stretch history back, you could also say the Vikings settled small parts of Canada with their early settlements in Vineland. But...
Asked in History of Canada, Decade - 1980s
Who was the man to run across Canada with one leg?
There are two. 1. Terry Fox. He had cancer (osteosarcoma), got his leg cut off and got an artificial leg. He ran to raise money and help people who suffer from cancer. Terry Fox did not actually run all the way across Canada. He was forced to stop his epic quest at Thunder Bay, Ontario due to chest pains/breathing difficulties. It turned out that the cancer had spread into his respiratory system. He died within a year. 2. The man that actually...
When did Canada gain its total independence Britain?
For all practical purposes in 1931 with the passing of the Statute of Westminster. Purely technically, a handful of things like the national flag were nominally subject to approval by Britain till 1982, but this was a formality. ...
How did the very first people get to the Americas?
The very first people got to Americas by walking. About 2,000 something years ago people from India and Asia crossing Bering Bridge(Serbia, Russia to Alaska, U.S), at that time the Ice connected Russia to Alaska. So people could cross from Asia to Americas. These people were the Indians, later called Native Indians or Native Americans. And thereafter much later in 1492, when Columbus travelled to Americas, many European nationals started coming by sea-routes by ships. ...
Asked in History of Canada, Pierre Trudeau
Who did Pierre Trudeau run against?
With respect to national elections: 1980 February 18, and 1979 May 22 In 1979 Trudeau led the Liberals to defeat in the 1979 May 22 election against Joe Clark of the Tories, with Ed Broadbent and the NDP placing third. However, in 1980, Trudeau reclaimed victory for the Liberals against Clark and Broadbent. 1974 July 8, 1972 October 30, and 1968 June 25. Thrice defeated the PCs led by Robert Stanfield ...
Asked in History of Canada
How did Immigration affect the creation of Canada?
Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) allow expedited immigration processing to meet provincial labour market and business needs. There are two types of PNP program, the skilled worker PNP for occupations in demand and the business immigration program designed to allow expedited immigration processing for experienced business people wishing to establish a new business invest money or joint ventures with a local business. British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island and the Yukon all offer Provincial Nomination Programs. Federal...