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A Canadian lawyer and politician. He served as the eighth Prime Minister of Canada from October 10, 1911, to July 10, 1920, and was the third Nova Scotian to hold this office. After retiring from public life, he served as the chancellor of Queen's University. As Prime Minister of Canada during the First World War, he transformed his government to a wartime administration, passing the War Measures Act in 1914.
The Immigration Act of 1924 limited the number of immigrants allowed entry into the United States through a national origins quota. The quota provided immigration visas to two percent of the total number of people of each nationality in the United States as of the 1890 national census. It completely excluded immigrants from Asia.
William P. Dillingham
The silhouette of the 1920s was straight and angular and the boyish figure, with flat bosom and no hips, was the ideal. Waistlines dropped to the hip.
Defining Moments of
Canadian Identity and
The Halifax Explosion...
Occured when the Mont Blanc; a French ship full of ammunition and the Imo; which was headed to New York, collided in the Halifax Harbour.
The Mont Blanc caught on fire which caused an explosion due to the 2989 tons of TNT.
The blast sent coal, shrapnel, soot, carbon, glass and gasses into the sky and pushed a tidal wave 3 blocks into the Harbour. Had very devasting outcome. Over 1600 people died, over 9000 injured. Communication lines were destroyed which further complicated relief efforts in the decimated harbour.
Sir Robert Laird Borden
The Group Of Seven
A group of Canadian landscape painters from 1920 to 1933, originally consisting of Franklin Carmichael (1890–1945), Lawren Harris (1885–1970), A. Y. Jackson (1882–1972), Frank Johnston (1888–1949), Arthur Lismer (1885–1969), J. E. H. MacDonald (1873–1932), and Frederick Varley (1881–1969). Later, A. J. Casson (1898–1992) was invited to join in 1926; Edwin Holgate (1892–1977) became a member in 1930; and LeMoine Fitzgerald (1890–1956) joined in 1932. Believing that a distinct Canadian art could be developed through direct contact with nature, The Group of Seven is most famous for its paintings inspired by the Canadian landscape, and initiated the first major Canadian national art movement.The Group was succeeded by the Canadian Group of Painters in the 1930s, which did include female members.
The Immigration Act
Introduced a measure to create immigration quotas, which he set at three percent of the total population of the foreign-born of each nationality in the United States as recorded in the 1910 census. This put the total number of visas available each year to new immigrants at 350,000. It did not, however, establish quotas of any kind for residents of the Western Hemisphere. President Wilson opposed the restrictive act, preferring a more liberal immigration policy, so he used the pocket veto to prevent its passage. In early 1921, the newly inaugurated President Warren Harding called Congress back to a special session to pass the law. In 1922, the act was renewed for another two years.
From the 1920s through the end of World War II, tailcoats were the preferred dress for the most formal occasions, and were worn with white waistcoat and tie.
Canada during World War II
On 10 September 1939, the Parliament of Canada likewise declared war on Germany, the country's first independent declaration of war and the beginning of Canada's participation in the largest combined national effort in its history. By war's end, over 1 million citizens would serve in military uniform, and Canada would possess the fourth-largest air force and third-largest naval surface fleet in the world.
Music (Skeets Tolbert)
Alto saxophonist/ clarinetist Tolbert, whose groups, called the Gentlemen of Swing, usually containing, beyond himself, a trumpet, tenor sax, piano, bass, and drums, were quite popular in the late 1930s and early '40s. Aside from two hot 1931 territory band selections on which Tolbert appears, these tracks were cut from 1939-42.
By 1942 women were recruited into the military, air force, and navy. In fact, by the end of the war 20,497 women were members of the army, 16,221 were members of the air force, and 6,665 were members of the navy. When women were first recruited they mostly worked in administrative and support positions such as stewardesses and clerical aides, but as the war carried on women were promoted to more skilled positions such as motor vehicle mechanics, electricians, and sail-makers.
He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1935 as a member of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) party. He left federal politics to become the Saskatchewan CCF's leader and then the seventh Premier of Saskatchewan from 1944 to 1961. His government was the first democratic socialist government in North America, and it introduced the continent's first single payer, universal health care program.
Die-cast miniature vehicles produced by Meccano Ltd – makers of Hornby Railways, named after founder Frank Hornby. The toy factory was at Binns Road, Liverpool, England.
Egyptian Government seized control of the Suez Canal from the British and French owned company that managed it, had important consequences for U.S. relations with both Middle Eastern countries and European allies. On July 26, 1956, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the British and French owned Suez Canal Company that operated the Suez Canal. Nasser's decision threatened British and French stock holdings in the Company and, as the Canal afforded Western countries access to Middle Eastern oil, also threatened to cut off Europe's oil supply. The ensuing Suez Crisis threatened regional stability and challenged the U.S. relationship with two primary Cold War allies, Britain and France.
Was a reporter, a minister of the government of Quebec, the founder of the Parti Québécois political party and the 23rd Premier of Quebec. He was the first Quebec political leader since Confederation to attempt, through a referendum, to negotiate the political independence of Quebec.
Women's fashions were still very traditional. Post war affluence meant that hemlines went down. The house dress was the style of choice for ladies, usually a shirt waist dress. This was a one piece dress designed to look like a blouse and skirt.
The Canadian Flag
The new flag was symbolic of a new stage for Canada. It now showed that Canada was one union. The Canadian Red Ensign, bearing the Union Jack and the shield of the royal arms of Canada, was lowered and then, on the stroke of noon, our new maple leaf flag was raised. The crowd sang the national anthem O Canada followed by the royal anthem God Save the Queen.
Was the 15th Prime Minister of Canada from April 20, 1968 to June 4, 1979, and again from March 3, 1980 to June 30, 1984. Admirers praise the force of Trudeau's intellect and salute his political acumen in preserving national unity against the Quebec sovereignty movement, suppressing a violent revolt, and establishing the Charter of Rights and Freedoms within Canada's constitution. Critics accuse him of arrogance, economic mismanagement, and unduly favouring the federal government relative to the provinces, especially in trying to distribute the oil wealth of the Prairies.
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Is a 1961 American romantic comedy film starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, and featuring Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, and Mickey Rooney. The film was directed by Blake Edwards and released by Paramount Pictures. It is loosely based on the novella of the same name by Truman Capote.
The James Bay Project
The construction by state-owned utility Hydro-Québec of a series of hydroelectric power stations on the La Grande River in northwestern Quebec, Canada, and the diversion of neighbouring rivers into the La Grande watershed. It is located between James Bay to the west and Labrador to the east and its waters flow from the Laurentian Plateau of the Canadian Shield.
Was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian, and cancer research activist. In 1980, with one leg having been amputated, he embarked on a cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Although the spread of his cancer eventually forced him to end his quest after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (3,339 mi), and ultimately cost him his life, his efforts resulted in a lasting, worldwide legacy.
Paul Henderson scored the 6-5 goal at 19:26 of the final period. For a moment, our world stood still, and then as the red light flickered behind Vladislav Tretiak, our hearts filled with joy, and relief.
Occurred on December 6, 1989 at the École Polytechnique in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Twenty-five-year-old Marc Lépine, armed with a legally obtained Mini-14 rifle and a hunting knife, shot twenty-eight people before killing himself. He began his attack by entering a classroom at the university, where he separated the male and female students. After claiming that he was "fighting feminism", he shot all nine women in the room, killing six.
William W. Stinson
Is a former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Pacific Railway and former Chairman of Sun Life Financial. As of 2008, he is the Chairman and President of Westshore Terminals Income Fund. At the time of his promotion to the office of CEO at Canadian Pacific in 1985, after working for the railway since 1955, he was the youngest CEO in the railway's history.
American Romance, Horror, Gothic and fairy tale hybrid film directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp. The film shows the story of an artificial man named Edward, an unfinished creation, who has scissors for hands. Edward is taken in by a suburban family and falls in love with their teenage daughter Kim. Supporting roles are portrayed by Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall, Kathy Baker, Vincent Price, and Alan Arkin.
Canada contributed troops to an international campaign fighting terrorism in Afghanistan in 2001. They helped with the removal of the Taliban. Some troops are still there and Stephen Harper planned to get them all out in 2011.
The twenty-second and current prime minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party. Harper became prime minister when his party formed a minority government after the 2006 federal election. He is the first prime minister from the newly reconstituted Conservative Party, following a merger of the Progressive Conservative and Canadian Alliance parties.
A Canadian singer. Born into a large family from Charlemagne, Quebec, Dion emerged as a teen star in the French-speaking world after her manager and future husband René Angélil mortgaged his home to finance her first record. In 1990, she released the English-language album Unison, establishing herself as a viable pop artist in North America and other English-speaking areas of the world.
Secretary in a union office in Quebec.
Elected president of the Montreal Labour Council in 1955, becoming first woman to lead a major Canadian labour organization.
A year later, becomes a vice-president of the newly formed Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).
UFCW Canada international vice-president, the longtime president of UFCW Canada Local 744P, and a vice-president of the Federal New Democratic Party.