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Chapter One


Wilfrid Laurier, leader of the Liberals 1896 becomes prime minister
Suffragists A group of women wanting to vote. They believed they could influence the government to address social problems (Child labour, pollution, widespread poverty.)
Nellie McClung A well known suffragist. Campaigned for womens rights.
Lucy Maud Montgomery 1905, Anne of Green Gables
Stephen Leacock 1912, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town.
Alaskan Boundary British negotiated an agreement that favoured the United Staes over Canada. The dispute was the border of Alaskan "panhandle", a strip of land running down the Pacific Coast between British Columbia and Alaska.
Gold had been discovered 1896, fjord, Lynn Canal.
Imperialism The building of empires by taking over new territories.
Nationalists A person who has a strong attachment to one's nation.
Ethnocentric The belief that one's own culture is superiors and that other cultures should be judged by its values.
"British Columbia must remain a white man's country" R.B. Bennett, a future prime minister declared this in 1907.
Discrimination and racism Eastern Europeans, and Asians were judged by their looks, and language.
Head Tax The fee that Chinese immigrants were required to pay after the Chinese Immigration Act was passed in 1885 when they entered Canada.
Aboriginal People Aboriginal people found themselves more displaced when immigrants came to western provinces. Movements and lives were regulated under the federal Indian Act passed in 1876. They lived on reserves by the 1880's.
Residential Schools Schools for Aboriginal children run by the churches. They are over crowded dormitories and unsanitary conditions.
Assimilation Adoption often by a minority group, of the customs and language of another cultural group that the original culture disappears
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