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Capital of Canada

If stones could speak, the bedrock of the Ottawa River in Ottawa, Ontario, would never stop talking. Throughout the years, the river that runs through the capital of Canada has borne all manner of watercraft, from the birch-bark canoes of Algonquin hunters to the iron-hulled steamboats of the Union Forwarding & Railway Company.

Cross of Valour Recipients

Canada's Cross of Valour Recipients from the Govenor General's listings The Cross of Valour was created on May 1, 1972.  It is only awarded for acts of conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme peril. Posthumous (after death) awards may be made. All Canadian citizens, both civilians and members of the Canadian Forces, are eligible for the award. The Cross
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The United Empire Loyalists

The United Empire Loyalists? U.E.L. Association of Canada In light of the situation taking place between the US and Cuba, we thought you would be interested in knowing that the Cuban government does not have a monopoly on  revolution and confiscating land from exiles.  Maybe the Americans should read about the United Empire Loyalists before condemning Cuba!The
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War of 1812 Part 7

The War of 1812 Part 7: Who Won the War of 1812? The War of 1812, although it was officially declared in 1812, actually began in 1776.   That was when the Americans declared their independence from Britain.  The war of independence which led up to the declaration split the American colonists along the lines of those
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War of 1812 Part 6

The War of 1812 Part 6:  How Politics Sunk the Americans The geographic make up of Canada should have favored the American during the War of 1812.  Except for the areas in and around its major cities, Canada was rough wilderness of forest and rock with a single major river running through it to the
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War of 1812 Part 5

 War of 1812 Part 5: Chronology of the Action The key to understanding war of any kind is to recognize that no action in war is isolated from another.  For example, success in Normandy (D-Day) was not an isolated event, purely the result of planning an executing the attack. It was, in
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War of 1812 Part 4

The War of 1812 Part 4:  The Emergence of Sir Isaac Brock Isaac Brock was born 6 October 1769 on the Isle of Guernsey, the son of a navy midshipman.  He excelled in school, including studying French, and in many sports.  As he matured his ideas turned to the military and in 1785 he joined
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War of 1812 Part 3

War of 1812 Part 3: The Fur Flies The War Hawks, with their leaders, Henry Clay and John Calhoun, both from southern states and avowed British-haters, were gaining a lot of traction in Congress By late 1811 they were pushing the US to go to war with Britain by invading Canada. They were convinced that the
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War of 1812 Part 2

The War of 1812 Part 2:  Stoking the Fires - The Rise of Tecumseh In 1809 James Madison became the President of the United States.  He was focused on expanding his territory north to the Pole and this made his northern neighbours a bit nervous.  To make things worse, the 1810 elections saw a substantial group of
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War of 1812

It is said that history is written by the victors. Who then should write the stories of the War of 1812? As we approach the 200 year anniversary of the start of the War, it is only just that we discuss the conflict from all side, the Canadian, the British and the American.  I
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