Confederation of Canada (1867)

A turning point in Canadian history was the 1867 Confederation of Canada. Canada, a self-governing state inside the British Empire, was founded by delegates from Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia against a background of colonization and regional rivalries. A federal system, in which the federal government and the

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Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) Crisis 1970

The FLQ Crisis of 1970 marked a critical period in Canadian history, centered in Quebec. The Front de libération du Québec (FLQ), a separatist group advocating for an independent Quebec, escalated its campaign for sovereignty with a series of bombings and kidnappings. The crisis reached a boiling point when the

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Halifax Explosion (1917)

The Halifax Explosion of 1917 remains a poignant chapter in Canadian history. On December 6th, in the midst of World War I, a catastrophic collision occurred in the Halifax Harbour between the French munitions ship SS Mont-Blanc and the Norwegian vessel SS Imo. The resulting explosion, one of the largest

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Klondike Gold Rush of 1896-1899

The Klondike Gold Rush of 1896-1899 was a transformative event that drew tens of thousands of prospectors and fortune seekers to the remote Yukon Territory in northwestern Canada. It all began when gold was discovered in Bonanza Creek, a tributary of the Klondike River, in August 1896. This discovery set

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Winnipeg General Strike (1919)

Regarding Canadian labor history, the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike represents a watershed event. It all started with a large labor protest in Winnipeg, Manitoba, which involved perhaps over 30,000 workers. Poor working conditions, low salaries, and the refusal of employers to recognize unions prompted the strike to begin on May 15, 1919.

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