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  • Federal Government And English Canada
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    Canadian History / Government Part I. GOVERNMENT AND LAW The Governor General represents the monarch in Canada. He / she is appointed by the monarch on advice of the Canadian Government. Governors General open Parliment and read the speech from the throne whichoutlinesthe governments plans. They also give royal assent to bills, appoint important officials, greet foreign leaders, and give out awards and medals. The role of the Governor General is formal and symbolic. The current Govener General i...
  • English Canadians And French Canadians
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    Quebec Separation Quebec has always been trying to maintain it's cultural identity. The path that led to separatism is long and winding one. The French saw Confederation as the only solution in 1867. They needed Confederation to remain in control of their own language, religion and way of life. The paradox of the situation was that they also fully understood that they would always be the minority in Canada and that as more regions joined Confederation, the situation would be compounded. This was...
  • French Canadian Response To Conscription
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    Canada was founded as a nation on two distinct cultures and two very different languages. The end product being two nations in one sovereign state. For the French speaking Canadians, it is an endless struggle to retain their separate culture. For many French Canadians the most common emotion felt is that they have never received cultural, political and economic equality to the extent the English -speaking Canadians have. In the 20th century, the relationship between English and French Canadians ...
  • French Canadians In Respect To Confederation
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    Throughout the ages, many colonies of earlier empires have arisen from their colonial status to become their own country. For many of these, such as the United States, French Indochina and many African nations, their was a common culture which served as a base for uniting their population. In Canada however, their were two very different cultures present, the French and the English. These two peoples had originally had many battles to see who would hold dominance over the colony, and now they ha...
  • Arrival Of Blacks In Canada
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    The arrival of blacks in Canada is a very interesting topic. In 1606 Mattie u Da Costa, a translator for a European ship named Jonas was first black man that was recorded in Canada's history (he was from Portugal). His job was to translate the language of the "MicMac" Indians during trade on the Pierre de Gua expedition. Later in 1628, a British ship went up the St. Lawrence River to arrive at New France. In its cargo was a single Madagascan Black child. This child, who was six years old at the ...
  • Department Of Canadian Heritage Through Sport Canada
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    Education in Canada Education has two main goals: to give individuals the opportunity to develop themselves, and to provide society with the skills it needs to evolve in its best interests. Canada's educational system is based on finding a coordinated approach to the pursuit of these sometimes conflicting goals. Comprehensive, diversified, and available to everyone, the system reflects the Canadian belief in the importance of education. Education in Canada consists of 10 provincial and two terri...
  • Large As The Rebellion In Lower Canada
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    The Causes and Reasons for the Rebellion of 1837-38 The rebellions of Upper and Lower Canada were in the interests of self-government but were doomed to failure from their beginning. Each of these two colonies encountered a great deal of problems right from the institution of the Constitution Act of 1791 and the problems continually got worse until the only choice to some seem to be rebellion. There were several problems that lead to the rebellions of 1837-38. In Lower Canada there was the agric...
  • French Canadian Quebecers
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    Quebec's Quiet revolution: What is it? How has it changed Quebec's society? How has it affected Confederation? The English-French relations have not always been easy. Each is always arguing and accusing the other of wrong doings. Allt his hatred and differences started in the past, and this Quiet revolution, right after a new Liberal government led by JeanLesage came in 1960. Thus was the beginning of the Quiet Revolution. Lesage had an excellent team of cabinet ministers which included Rene Lev...
  • House Of Assembly Of Lower Canada
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    Canadian Confederation At the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861 Britain, and therefore British North America (BNA), declared neutrality. The North saw the proclamation as British support of the South which the British recognized as a belligerent. English diplomacy did little to defuse this view. In the beginning BNA sympathies were generally anti-slavery and anti-secessionist. However, as the war went on bringing economic difficulties, the fear of American attack and a perception that the North'...
  • Sir John Alexander Macdonald
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    Sir John Alexander Macdonald Macdonald was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1815. His father, Hugh Macdonald, set up a small manufacturing business in Glasgow. The business failed, and the Macdonald family immigrated to Canada when John was five years old. It was only through the perseverance of his mother that Macdonald received a good education. At the age of ten Macdonald was sent away from home to attend the Midland Grammar School in Kingston, Ontario. When he was 15, he was apprenticed to Geor...
  • Quebec Into Upper Canada
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    Prior to the arrival of Europeans in Canada, the area was inhabited by various peoples who came from Asia via the Bering Strait more than 10,000 years ago. The Vikings landed in Canada c. AD 1000. Their arrival is described in Icelandic sagas and confirmed by archaeological discoveries in Newfoundland. John Cabot, sailing under English auspices, touched the east coast in 1497. In 1534, the Frenchman Jacques Cartier planted a cross on the Gasp'e Peninsula. These and many other voyages to the Cana...
  • Riel And The Metis
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    Riel, a controversial character in Canadian history, played a significant role in separating the English and French Canadians. Riel succeeded in separating the two sides with his many rebellious acts. He was always supported in Quebec and by all French Protestants. Riel had a very interesting background, which drove his beliefs. Riel was Metis, which is half-French and half Aboriginal. Louis Riel was born on October 22, 1844 in St. Boniface. Riel's home that he grew up in was very religious. Rie...
  • Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau
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    Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau had a profound influence on Canada, its culture and society in general. The four specific areas that will be focused on in this essay are the FLQ crisis, Canada's immigration policy and its foreign relations, the Canadian Constitution and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the growing and everlasting conflict between the French and the English. Trudeau was born on October 18th, 1919 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He was the youngest child of three, son of ...
  • Early Phase Of French Immigration To Canada
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    Table of contents 1. Introduction 2. French immigration in the 17th century 3. Immigrant statistics 3.1. Number of immigrants 3.2. Origin of immigrants 4. The turning point in 1760 5. French immigration to British-Canada 6. Francophones in the Canadian society 7. Outlook: The future of Quebec 8. List of references 1. Introduction "Je me sou viens". Exactly this will be done over the following pages. This paper will deal with the French immigration to Canada and especially emphasize on the early ...
  • Canada's Union With Quebec
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    Back south, here in the land of the brave we hear once in the blue moon about those Quebecois and their independence movement and we shelve it because perhaps it is not directly relevant to us. There is a movement up north that could potentially alter the landscape of our continent though it has been losing steam recently. Much like many secessionist movements (though not all) it has much to do with emotion other than economic or even political necessity. It's not like the Francophone population...

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