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Prime Minister of Canada

The Prime Minister of Canada is appointed by the Governor General. The appointee is usually the leader of the majority party. There are no age or citizenship restrictions on becoming the prime minister.  There is no legal requirement for the prime minister to be a member of parliament. However, if the
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Canada Dry Ginger Ale

Are you aware that Canada Dry Ginger Ale, as we know it today, is a Canadian development? Ginger ale was first development in Ireland as an alcoholic drink.  Recently in London, I asked for ginger ale in a pub and got a dark ginger beer served to me.In the late 1890's
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David Milgaard – A problem in the system

At the tender age of 16, David Milgaard was accused of raping and murdering Gail Miller, a young nursing aide in Saskatoon,Saskatchewan. He spent 23 years behind bars while his mother, Joyce, launched a one-woman campaign to free her son. Nicknamed by Homemaker Magazine as the "Gumshoe Mom," Joyce took
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Canadian Poppy Coin Threatened the US

Try as you might, you can't make up stories like this unless you work for the "Twilight Zone".  It has been stated more than once, by very smart people that to control a population you must keep them on edge. The following story (also reprinted by Fox News) on May 9,
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History of the Chinese in Canada

Debates of the Senate (Hansard) 1st Session, 36th Parliament, Vol. 137 Tuesday, February 2, 1999Hon. Vivienne Poy: Honourable senators, I speak today about a group of Canadians who, over a period of 211 years, helped to build this great country. It is the story of the Chinese Canadians. I will start
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Malaria in Canada?

Malaria is an infamous killer throughout much of our world’s tropical areas; it kills or debilitates millions each year, and its economic impact is devastating. But most Canadians might have difficulty imagining malaria outbreaks in Canada. But, in the 1800s, particularly along the Rideau and Cataraqui Rivers, malaria was rampant.The
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First Airmail Flight

There is a plaque at the corner of Brentcliffe Road and Broadway Avenue in Leaside (Toronto), Ontario.  It was erected to commemorate the first airmail flight in Canada which took place on June 24, 1918. A flight that almost failed. The air war over Europe during WWI took a heavy
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