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Editor says, what if a Union takeover of Canada had occurred at the time of Confederation? muses Ed, Stan Brin & Jeff Provine. Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Politicians thread. Alternate Historian and 1 other(s) like this article.
In 1917,on this day in the City of Montreal Joseph-Napoléon-Henri Bourassa (pictured) placed the first signature on a petition demanding special status for the French-speaking population of the Northern Territories formerly known as Canada prior to the Union takeover.
Railroaded into the Union #3An angry and humiliated Great Britain had moved ever closer to Imperial Germany and now found itself on the opposing side to the United States and its long-time ally and natural partner, France. As the conflict developed into a war of attrition, the lack of willing Anglo volunteers created a Conscription Crisis north of the 41st paralell. And an abiding sense that the French speaking loyalists deserved recognition within a newly incorported state of Quebec and language guarantees.