Friday, 10 May 2013

Canada is 479 years old today

On this day in 1534, Jacques Cartier arrived in Canada from Saint-Malo in Brittany. This will be the beginning of many other trips and the start of European settlements in Canada by France.

A Saint-Malo beau port de mer......


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    1. TIme flies went you are having fun.

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  2. Ah so there was not Canad before then??????

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  3. Canad you say, never heard of Canad or is it Canaa like in the wedding at Canaa, somewhere in Lebanon?

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  4. I don't understand now - what is July !st then?

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    1. July 1, 1867 is the day Canada went from a Royal Government ruled by a military governor to a Parliamentary Democracy with a Parliament elected by the people with a civilian Prime Minister and the 4 original provinces Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick joined together under the Federal Government. Not to forget that from 1534 to 1763 Canada was a French territory governor by a Governor appointed by the French King. After the Treaty of Paris ending the 7 year war in Europe, France gave away Canada as war repayment to England.

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