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    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 crosswise over Canada to the Pacific Ocean. To lay the track, teams needed to cut trees and clear a wide…

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    This was the case in 1885 when the government of Canada defeated the Metis resistance and gained control of their land, but this was necessary in order to complete the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1871 British Columbia joined confederation, but with the promise that a transcontinental railway would be built within 10 years of them joining. On June 28, 1886, the first train left Montreal and arrived at Port Moody, British Columbia on July 4, 1886. By 1891 the CPR had secured a contract with the…

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    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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    Boer War In Canada

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    Canada had to overcome these wars to become its country now. The concept of war are viewed to be a peace mechanism to those historically. During the North West Rebellion, the Metis and other Frist Nations feared their land and culture would be control or taken away by the white settlers. Louis Riel, leader of the Rebellions fought against the federal government to protect those rights for the First Nations. This act of violence impacted Canada through ethnic divisions by creating a province…

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    Macdonald brought together Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, to make the first four provinces of Canada in 1867. For Macdonald, his negative influences greatly outweigh the positive ones. Macdonald discriminated greatly against different groups of people living in Canada, including the Métis and the First Nations. Firstly, Macdonald authorised the building of Residential Schools and encouraged the usage of them. The purpose of these schools was to; "destroy Aboriginal language and…

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    In fact, he argues that the extermination of the bison is partly the consequence of tuberculosis, which is characterised by “insufficient nourishment, resulting from the subsisting upon poor food, or too exclusively a vegetable diet, with little or no animal food” (Daschuk, 101). In order to prove his point, he cites several reports made on the conditions of indigenous. He continues his article by referring to the political situation of this period. Daschuk asserts that the government refused to…

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    insight into Colonialism and the forced takeover from Canada’s first immigrants, the Indigenous community, that is offered. Unfortunately, after this chapter, their voices are fundamentally lacking throughout the rest of the text. In the following period of 1867-1896, deemed the ‘Golden Age’ of Canadian immigration due to a lack of prohibitions placed on entry, the authors remain relatively unbiased in their description of Canada’s first true instance of systematic or ‘democratic racism’. It is…

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    The culling of white pine on Blackstone Lake began in the late 1880s with the arrival of the Conger Lumber Company. Once the commercially viable pine had been fully exploited the process of stripping hemlock trees of their bark for the leather tanning process began on the lake in the spring of 1900. At the time the Rankin Bros., headed by James Rankin on Blackstone, were supplying the Conger Lumber Co. Another sawmill operator in the region was the Mitchell Lumber Co. set up by Thomas Mitchell…

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    discovered in its operations. Nepotism is a variation of patronage. It is the hiring or giving business to one’s relatives. In the 1990s, President Bill Clinton gave his wife, Hillary Clinton, the formal role of carrying out the healthcare reform. Nepotism also occurred when former US President John. F. Kennedy made his brother, Robert, the head of the US Justice Department. Conflict of Interest is when elected representatives or public officials put themselves in a situation where they, or…

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    exclusively present in Canadian promotional literature at this time was the map of proposed Canadian Pacific railway. Owram points out that one particular map, which first appeared in 1874, highlighted that the railway was ‘projected’ but also depicted the vastness of the land it was to cover. Although Hamilton describes much of the land in Manitoba as unsettled or untouched, he goes into great depths to describe the potential for new or previous settlers in terms of transportation and trading…

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