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Top 10 (Canadian) Heritage Minutes - 10 short videos of Canadian History Moments (Videos at link)
Maclean's ^ | JUNE 29, 2013

Posted on 06/30/2013 5:10:29 PM PDT by rickmichaels

The Historica-Dominion Institute’s Heritage Minutes have been a staple of Canadian TV since the early 1990s. The institute offered our Book of Lists their top 10 segments, determined by both national poll data and anecdotal experience involving the phrase, “Oh you’re the Heritage Minute people! I love . . . !”

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On the eve of Canada's 146th birthday, here is a top-ten list of interesting Canadian history stories produced by the Historica-Dominion Institute. These clips ran on TV a few years ago. My personal favourite (note the spelling - LOL!!) is the 1917 Halifax Explosion vignette.
1 posted on 06/30/2013 5:10:29 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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Regarding the War of 1812....it occurred for many reasons,one of the important ones being that Great Britain (which included what is today known as Canada as an integral part) was kidnapping our citizens from the high seas and conscripting them into the British Navy.At that time the US was a very weak nation and Great Britain (including its huge province in North America) was *the* superpower of the world.We had to defend ourselves.

I like Canada and Canadians but Canadians need to consider...in the 100 years that the US has been a superpower how many Canadian citizens have we kidnapped and conscripted into *our* Armed Forces? That 3000 mile long undefended border is largely due to the peaceful nature of the US.Too bad Great Britain didn't show the same consideration for *us* when *we* were weak and *they* were strong.The war of 1812 was just a continuation of the Revolutionary War...caused by a sore loser.

2 posted on 06/30/2013 6:06:02 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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