100 Days that Changed Canada by Mark Reid

By Mark Reid

Each Canadian is familiar with a handful of dates that modified our country—July 1, 1867; November eleven, 1918; September 28, 1972—but our nation’s heritage, now greater than 50,000 days lengthy, runs a lot deeper than these iconic moments. From politics and wars to ordinary mess ups, innovations and activities, this hugely readable and wonderfully designed album deals an attractive and insightful portrait of lifestyles in all elements of Canada. that includes a gorgeous array of color and black-and-white images, a hundred Days that modified Canada is a chic souvenir and a vital addition to each library.

Contributors contain Michael Bliss, Stevie Cameron, Adrienne Clarkson, Tim prepare dinner, Charlotte grey, Ken McGoogan, Dick Pound, Bob Rae, Peter Mansbridge, Rona Maynard, Peter C. Newman, Margaret Wente and Brian Williams.

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Middleton's remarks of recent weeks were thus already being used by Russia as a lever by which Britain could be eased along that coast. L. as the potential east-west line. Emboldened by then* tacit understanding with the government of the United States, the Russians next refused to treat the sovereignty aspect of their difficult discussions with Sir Charles, that is, the future longitudinal, inland frontier, separately from the maritime and trade aspects. The shadow of that understanding fell on Bagot, and Great Britain, unmistakably in 1824.

85 The committee formed to weigh Mordvinov's and the company's objections met but once, in mid-July. It was the view of the majority that the convention of 17 April should be ratified. With only minor reservations, the committee also publicly accepted the interpretation that Poletika and Nesselrode had placed upon it. Foreign traders had been active in the company domains for years, and the company, though representing state and Crown, had lacked the power to prevent it. 86 The risk inherent in discussions between Nesselrode and Bagot now being alarmingly apparent to Mordvinov and to others with an interest in Russian North America, they did their best to stay Nesselrode's hand.

Etholen (Etolin) of the companyowned vessel Chichagov to make a survey of the Stikine River mouth and to trade with Indians he encountered on a broad, generous footing. Etholen reported that the local tribe would welcome Russians, but they welcomed any foreigners with suitable supplies, and British traders, who had made a deep impression, were expected to return with trading goods of better quality than those that Russia could supply, if not with guns and spirits. 13 He could move against American free traders, who continued to bring rum and firearms to Tlingit bands and to abduct the Aleuts' women and steal their fuel; and their ten-year trading privilege, granted in 1824, was not renewed.

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