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  • The On To Ottawa Struggle

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    The On to Ottawa Trek was a long and difficult journey for many of the Relief camp men that were looking to gain better working conditions and to fight for their rights. Due to the trek Bennett was discredited and lost over 90 seats leading to his downfall in the voting of 1935. The people without homes were sent to Relief camps to cultivate, due to the horrible working conditions the inmates of the relief camps created the RCWU (relief camp workers union) to protest their rights and receive reasonable

  • Educational Options near Ottawa

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    In the Ottawa area there are many educational options for potential students. As a government town with a population of over one million people, there are many demands for a variety of training institutions. The largest and most recognizable institution for hands-on training would be Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology. Located in the west end of the city, this public community college has over one hundred and twenty-five full and part time programs ranging from trades and technology

  • How Ottawa was Chosen to be Canada’s Capital

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    When a city of Ottawa was chosen as Canada’s capital On December 31, 1857 it first originated as a request to find a new capital, from the fathers of confederation to Queen Victoria, and by her officials here in Canada and the United Kingdom. In addition to have a new capital there was a need to have a seat of the government that was protected from attack from the Americans, As a result Ottawa was chosen, as the nation’s capital. Today many Canadians are enjoying the benefits of that decision. Many

  • Leg Two of the Grand Tour: Beauharnois Locks, Montreal & the Ottawa River

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    made it to Ottawa at seven that evening. We tied up at the Skiff Club dock adjacent to the northern terminus of the Rideau Canal Waterway. The first eight locks climbed like stairs to the level of the city, but we were too late to lock through that day and too tired as well. Dad, Deb and I hiked up the steep hill to the venerable old hotel, Chateau Laurier, to be sure it was okay to dock for the night where we had tied up. We also made dinner reservations at Madame Burger’s across the Ottawa River in

  • Understanding Canadian History

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    of paper ... ...awa's founding fathers and their contributions to the country. Even the city's location also tells a story. Ottawa was built on the Ottawa river at a time when the only practical method of transportation was by boat. Hundreds of years ago, the principle construction materials were lumber and stone. The stone was quarried on the shores of the Ottawa river and the lumber was cut and floated down river for milling, all for ease of transportation and the lowest cost. For a

  • FLQ Crisis

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    October 12, Trudeau summoned armed troops to guard potential targets in Ottawa and Montreal such as cabinet ministers, John Diefenbaker, who was on the FLQ hit list, and federal buildings. On the following day, October 13, Peter Reilly of CJOH and I were at the west door of the Centre Block of the House of Commons. Reilly was asking Trudeau some basic questions in a laconic, unemotional style about the army and tanks being in Ottawa. Suddenly we were joined by CBC reporter Tim Ralfe who asked Trudeau

  • Location and Description of the Algonkian Indians

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    Location and Description of the Algonkian Indians - Algonkian lived in Quebec and Ontario; starting from the Ottawa valley, beneath Hudson Bay and above lower Ontario - the areas in which they lived in were dense woodlands with trees, such as, birch and evergreen; and snow covered the land most of the year. Adaptation to the physical Environment Home - Algonkian homes were called Wigwam, there frames were built out of saplings of tall, young tree trunks which were tied together with

  • Louis Riel

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    On March 24th, the three delegates left for Ottawa to negotiate entry into Confederation and discuss the list of rights. Finally on May 12th, 1870, the list of rights, now known as the “Manitoba Act” , was passed by Canadian parliament. One section protected Métis lands, guaranteed the right to their religion, and the use of their language in the legislature and courts, but it seemed not enough. December 16th 1884, Riel dispatched a petition to Ottawa demanding that settlers be given title to the

  • Saving The World One Taxdollar At A Time

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    living off a shark. Canadian citizens, however, have an extraordinary reason to be proud. The Chretien administration has allotted one hundred million dollars to the global eradication of landmines, a noble goal. Our elected officials trumpet the Ottawa Convention On The Prohibition Of The Use, Stockpiling, Production, And Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines And On Their Destruction, and can now boast of 136 signing nations, six of which are members of the G8: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan,

  • The Respect Kid

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    The author of this novel is Margarat Atwood. She was born in Ottawa, Canada in 1939. She attended the University of Toronto, Radcliffe College, and Harvard University. This book is about a future dystopia. It shows a future in which the United States no longer exists. A knew society, known as Gilead, is created. Women are stripped of their rights. This novel shows what may lie ahead for women, if they do not begin to stand up for themselves. In this novel fertile women are scarce. These fertile women