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Canadas Independence From Great Britain Essay

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Canada’s independence from Great Britain

July 1, 1867, marked the birth of a new country, the Dominion of Canada. It formed from the union of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the united province of Canada. The country that came into being on that date, however, was an abnormality -- part country, part colony, but still very much a part of the British Empire. The conduct of diplomacy was to be left in the experienced hands of British statesmen. The first prime minister, John A. Macdonald, spoke in 1865 about the country he ...

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