February 7, 2013

The War That Made Canada

Mark Bourrie, National Post

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Will the Canadian government celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Treaty of Paris, which ended the war that really made Canada? Except for a brief, small exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, it’s not likely. The Treaty of Paris, signed in 1763, settled the Seven Years’ War. That was, in many ways, the First World War. It was fought in Europe, North America, the Caribbean, parts of Africa, India and on the seas. About 500,000 soldiers were killed in total, along with tens, maybe hundreds, of thousands of civilians.

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