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  • Provinces As Equalization Payments
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    Introduction The intent of this paper is to explain the equalization program and Atlantic accord. First, what is equalization, why does the program exist, and how is it calculated? Are there problems with today's equalization program? Next, what is the Atlantic accord and generic solution and why has it been an issue in the past six months? What were the offers the federal government gave Newfoundland and what was finally accepted by Newfoundland's provincial government? Finally, what do the fut...
  • Nova Scotia Like Other Maritime Provinces
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    Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, one of the three Maritime and one of the four Atlantic provinces of Canada, bordered on the north by the Bay of Fundy, the province of New Brunswick, Northumberland Strait, and the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and on the east, south, and west by the Atlantic Ocean. Nova Scotia consists primarily of a mainland section, linked to New Brunswick by the Isthmus of Chignecto, and Cape Breton Island, separated from the mainland by the Strait of Canso. On July 1, 1867, Nova Scotia bec...
  • Laurier's Liberal Immigration Policy
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    Sir Wilfrid Laurier By Ritchie Rocha The first French Canadian to become prime minister of Canada was Wilfrid Laurier. Although French was his native tongue, he became a master of the English language. This and his picturesque personality made him popular throughout Canada, and he led the young country in a 15-year period of great development. Wilfrid Laurier was born in St-Lin, Quebec, and studied law at McGill University. After three years in the Quebec legislature, he was elected to the Canad...
  • House Of Commons And Election
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    The way Canada's Federal Government runs today, is not as effective or efficient as most Canadians would like. Changes have to be made to let Canada's government work better and run more in favor of the people. A number of areas that might be changed within Canada's democracy are: Senate reform, representation by population, free votes in the House of Commons, the institution of Members of Parliament recall and fixed election dates. These changes should take place in the near future. Without the...
  • Causes For Alberta And The Other Provinces
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    Date Entered into Confederation: Alberta became a province of Canada in 1905. They joined into Confederation because of many reason. One of the big factors was because of the fur trading. Canada was in big demand of fur, therefore having Alberta join would add to their business. Another reason was because of Manifest Destiny, the construction of an inter-colonial railway between Canada and the Maritimes was necessary since all goods were being transported on American lines. The Grand Trunk Railw...
  • Kyoto Protocol Canada
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    In Canada Ontario has decided to join Quebec and Alberta in order to challenge Ottawas to diminish greenhouse-gas emissions according to Kyoto Protocol. This has become another barrier in front of Canadas Prime Minister Jean Chr tiens plans to ratify the agreement by the end of the year. Ottawa has made it almost impossible for other provinces to support the Kyoto Protocol, because of negative consequences that can happen. Implementing Kyoto Protocol is a very risky economic decision, which can ...
  • Amendments Within The Meech Lake Accord
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    The Meech Lake Accord was an attempt by Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney to get Quebec to sign the 1982 Constitution. Quebec, led by Premier Robert Bourassa, submitted five demands. The first demand, a formal voice of Quebec in Supreme Court appointments. Second, say on immigration policy toward Quebec. Others demands include: limits to federal spending powers in areas of provincial jurisdiction, veto power on constitutional amendments affecting provinces and most important, the recognitio...
  • 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...

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