Montreal

Sort By:
Decent Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Amazing Essays
Best Essays
    Page 1 of 50 - About 500 Essays
  • Better Essays

    Several explorers influenced the beginning of Montreal. Jacques Cartier sailed from France looking for a route to Asia in 1535. While exploring the Saint Lawrence River, he discovered a mountain in the middle of an island. He climbed the mountain and could see land for miles around. Thinking he had found the route to Asia, he named the mountain “Mont-Royal”. He kept exploring, and it would not be until the next century that the value of his discovery would be noticed. In 1609, Samuel de Champlain established the first trading post in Montreal and missionaries came hoping to convert native Indians to the Lord. It was in 1642 that the first real colony began under the control of Frenchman Paul de Chomedey. Among the settlers he brought with him was Jeanne Mance, who would start the first hospital in Montreal. The Catholic settlement was placed under the protection of Mary and named “ Ville-Marie de Montreal”. Many struggles affected the growth of Montreal. In its first winter, a severe flood nearly wiped out the settlement. Grateful for their survival, the settlers placed a wooden cross on the top of Mont-Royal.…

    • 1067 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    The Montreal Protocol

    • 1226 Words
    • 5 Pages

    The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer 1. Introduction to the international agreement The Montreal Protocol came into effect as a result of the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer. The Convention founded ozone depletion as highly global environmental problem that required international consensus on regulating the use of CFC’s. Two years later, on September 16th 1987, the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed by 24…

    • 1226 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    to 2010 an average Olympics costed the host city an average of 3.6 billion dollars, and the numbers have been skyrocketing ever since. A prime example of an immense budget overrun was shown in the 1976 Olympic games held in Montreal. This brings forth the argument: was the great deal of money spent on the 1976 Olympics a waste? Based on the reasonings that will follow, it can be argued that the money spent for hosting the 1976 Montreal Olympic games was not justified because…

    • 1148 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Decent Essays

    George-Étienne Cartier September 6, 1814, Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada. He came from a wealthy family who claimed to be very distant relatives of the famous French explorer Jacques Cartier. As there was no school at Saint-Antoine, he was first educated by his mother. In 1824 he entered the college of Montreal, he was a smart and hard working student. He completed his secondary education in 1831, and then started his legal training. He became a lawyer in 1835 and also got involved…

    • 292 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Amazing Essays

    The Montreal Olympics

    • 1740 Words
    • 7 Pages

    “The Montreal Olympics can no longer lose money than a man can have a baby”1 Jean Drapeau, Mayor of Montreal from1960 to 1986 famously said. It was to be the first Canadian-hosted Olympics in our 76-year participation in the Games. However, the Games were marred by accidents, construction failures, and massive costs to the population of Montreal. The crown jewel of the first Canadian Games, the Games of the XXI Olympiad, was to be the shining new Olympics Stadium, estimated at an initial $134…

    • 1740 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Amazing Essays
  • Good Essays

    Lord Stanley, the governor general, donates the Stanley Cup as a hockey trophy. 1893- Lord Stanley, the governor general, donates the Stanley Cup as a hockey trophy. Lord Stanley, bought a 7” high and 11” wide silver cup (the Stanley Cup) what had cost 10 guineas. (What is $50) In 1926 the Stanley cup became the national trophy for the national hockey league. He donated the Stanley cup because of that he thought that there should be a challenge cup for the league. The first Stanley cup was…

    • 969 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Railway and the Canadian Pacific Railway, including the privatization of CN in 1995 and the streamlining of operations at CP. Both railways are important carriers of bulk commodities in North America. The development of steam-powered railways in the 19th century revolutionized transportation in Canada and was integral to the act of nation building. By 1844 the promotion of railways called "The Mania" was under way. The railway “Mania” was Creating a demand for fuel, iron and steel, locomotives,…

    • 715 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    omparative Analysis ISU Part 1 Company: Metro Stock Market Symbol: TSE:MRU 1. Company Background a. The history of Metro dates all the way back to 1947, where local, independent grocery store owners came together. With the intent of making their products more reasonably priced than large dominant retailers, they founded the Magasins Lasalle Stores Itee. 25 years later, in 1972 the concept of a supermarket was created and Marches d’Aliments Metro Itee become one of the first stores to…

    • 960 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    A Circus-Cirque Du Soleil

    • 1260 Words
    • 6 Pages

    Soleil (Circus of the Sun). The Cirque du Soleil is an energetic, entertaining and exciting entertainment company that was founded in Quebec, Canada. !!!!!!!From stilts to juggling to fire breathing, the cirque has inspired imagination among its many audiences since the early 1980’s. Originally, in 1984, Cirque du Soleil had a labour force of 73 people but today, employs 5,000 employees worldwide. !!!! The growth of the company is not only seen is the increasing labour force but in the business’…

    • 1260 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    School shootings are something that we know about, in Canadian history they are something we aren 't oblivious to. The Montreal Massacre significantly affected Canada in terms of equality, justice and safety. Numerous individuals had differentiating perspectives on the massacre that took place. Many questions were raised: Why did Marc Lépine shoot and murder fourteen women, while leaving the men alive? Why was Lépine yelling "You’re all feminists?", yet shooting at women who guaranteed they…

    • 1043 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 50