Aberdeen Railway

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  • Steam-Powered Railways In Canada

    well as of sentiment were needed to hold the new Confederation together. Without railways there would be and could possibly be no Canada." Canada's railway network is the fifth largest in the world and railways provide the safest means of ground transportation in Canada. The development of steam-powered railways in the 19th century made transportation better in Canada and was important to the building of a nation. Railways played an important role in the process of industrialization, opening up…

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  • Louis Riel And John A. Macdonald Analysis

    Introduction The two men that I will be comparing today are Louis Riel and John A. Macdonald. Both of these men have contributed many things that have shaped our country that we see today, and are arguably two of the most important figures in Canada's history. Louis Riel was a Métis man who was born on October 22, 1844, on the Red River Settlement in Saint-Boniface. Riel was fluent in both English and French. During his lifetime, Riel achieved many great successes and inspired many people.…

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  • Blackstone River Case Study

    A series of make shift dams and flumes are in place on the Blackstone River as it heads towards Blackstone Harbour from Crane used to control the log jams and to get the lumber up to Parry Sound. Also the river between Crane and Blackstone already had its first of several dams placed midway on its length. The Conger Lumber Co. operates throughout the area as the century headed towards its end. Other private interest companies such as Rankin Bros. subcontracting with Conger Lumber and later the…

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  • Fred Harvey Company Case Study

    In 1875 traveling along the railway was anything but luxurious and the food options were atrocious. Besides the fact that there were very few restaurants options near railway stops the food offered was often rancid and took so long to be served customers didn’t have time to eat it. These existing restaurants weren’t concerned about one-overing their customer because they would never see them again. Fred Harvey was one of the first to recognize this unmet need and he capitalized on it. Harvey…

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  • Transcontinental Route Essay

    nation was being built; territories were merging, forming a new country. This union was called Confederation. A new Canadian government was formed, similar to the style of the British parliament that includes a House of Commons and a Senate. The railway started to be worked on in 1871, however, politics, finances and mismanagement delayed the start of construction. The CPR was finished in the year of 1885. The development of the CPR started on the track from the East in Montreal reaching out…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Toll-Gating

    Toll-gating is a procedure in which a person or company receiving a government contract is expected to forward a percentage of the profits to the party The Beauharnois Scandal of 1931 is an example of Toll-gating in Canadian politics. This scandal involved building and financing a huge hydro-electric project on the St. Lawrence river and a secret $700,000 payment to the Liberal Party. Bribery is an offering or accepting of illegal payments of money, goods or services in exchange for favours…

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  • Asian Immigrants 19th Century

    Asian immigration to Canada during the 19th and early 20th century provided multiple issues to Canadians. After the creation of the Canadian Pacific Railway, Asian labour was no longer perceived to be necessary for the country. Asians were then forced to compete with Canadians and would accept lower wages and standards of living. This, in turn, increased domestic unemployment rates and decreased the standards of life of Canadian workers. Although many other immigrants have arrived in Canada in…

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  • Eugene Victor Debs: The Bending Cross

    CHILDREN IN the United States are routinely taught that Abraham Lincoln of Illinois freed the slaves. But few children learn that Eugene Victor Debs of Indiana devoted his life to ending wage slavery. Ray Ginger’s wonderful biography of Debs—The Bending Cross—first published in 1949, and reprinted by Haymarket Books in 2007—introduces readers to a working-class hero as well as a period of immense struggle from below often treated as a footnote in most U. S. histories. Some of Debs’ contemporary…

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  • Hamilton's Narrative Analysis

    describes the ability of producing 9,870 bushels of grain in 1871 on only two hundred and ninety acres of land. According to Hamilton, the “average production of wheat is thirty and forty bushels to the acre,” while vegetables and fruit grow “luxuriantly” and to a “wonderful size.” While work was required for the production of these crops, it is presented as almost minuscule to the natural advantage that the provinces soil and climate offers. Unfortunately, Hamilton’s depiction was far from…

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  • Canadian National Railway Case Study

    Canadian National Railway Company, also named CN, is a modern combined company that merges many middle and small railroad companies, which is the biggest railway company in Canada and the fifth biggest railway company in the North America. Established in 1919 by the Canadian government, the CN company is the first railroad line that links the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. It was a state-owned business since its establishment for up to 76 years, and it carried out…

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