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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).
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.