Eastern Canada was colonized by the French in the 17th century, but the British emerged as the ruling colonial power in 1763 after the Seven Years War. Canada became a federation of provinces with dominion status in 1867. The signing of the Constitution Act of 1982 was the final step in attaining legal independence from the UK; however, Canada remains a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. French-speakers are largely concentrated in Quebec, the focal point for the French-Canadian separatist movement
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- The North Battleford and Walkerton water disasters hit Canadians as a mighty shock.
- Compare the Aussies to the Canadians and you'll soon see there is no comparison.
- His party, the new leader, and the vast majority of Canadians disagreed with him.
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