Here’s 10 events in Canadian history you might not know about.
1. The War Measures Act
Canada passed the War Measures Act in order to provide the government with new and intrusive powers to prosecute the war. These powers included censorship, the right to detain and arrest Canadians, and the right to take control over any property.
2. the Battle of Vimy Ridge
Canadians successfully attacked the German-held strongpoint of Vimy Ridge on April 9 to 12, 1917. The thoroughly planned and executed victory has become a post-war symbol for Canadian identity and independence.
At the 1919 Liberal convention King was appointed Laurier’s successor. Two years later the Liberals won a bare majority in the federal election and William Lyon Mackenzie King became prime minister. He…
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