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					SEGMENT     POLITICAL                                   ECONOMIC                             SOCIAL/CULTURAL
             Persons Case (1928)                        Stock Market Crash (1929)            Creation of CBC (1936)
             Vimy Ridge (1917)                          Bennett's New Deal (1935)            Group of Seven (1920's)
             On -To-Ottawa Trek (1935)                  Winnipeg General Strike (1919)       Birth of Dionne Quints (1934)
             Regina Riot (1935)                         Creation of Bank of Canada(1935)     Bluenose Schooner (1920;s)
             Statute of Westminster (1931)              Introduction of Prohibition (1918)   Women's Suffrage
             Chanak Affair (1922)                       Relief in the Great Depression       Halifax Explosion (1917)
             St. Louis Incident(1933)                   Branch Plants                        Introduction of Prohibition (1918)
             Conscription Crisis (1917)                                                      Discovery of Insulin (1923)
             Election of Agnes Macphail (1921)                                               Regina Riots (1935)
1914-1938    Balfour Declaration (1926)                                                      “In Flanders Fields” (1915)
             Establishment of Commonwealth Nations                                           Immigration
             Battle of Ypres (1914)                                                          Building of Maple Leaf Gardens (1931)
             Formation of CCF (1932)                                                         Person’s Case
             Formation of Union Nationale (1936)                                             Automobiles
             King-Byng Affair (1926)                                                         War on the Homefront
             Creation of the League of Nations (1920)
             War Measures Act
             Convoy System & Merchant Marine
SEGMENT     POLITICAL                            ECONOMIC                                      SOCIAL/CULTURAL
1939-1967   Quebec Quiet Revolution (1960's)     Introduction of Medicare (1961)               EXPO 67
            Dieppe Raid (1942)                   Discovery of Oil in Alberta (1947)            Last hanging in Canada (1962)
            Liberation of Holland (1945)         Completion of Trans Canada Highway (1970)     IMAX film introduced (1967)
            D-Day (1944)                         Baby boom                                     Women's Liberation Organization (1960s)
            UNEF Established (1956)              GATT                                          Creation of Canada's Council (1957)
            Pearson's Nobel Peace Prize (1957)   Creation of Canada Pension Plan (1966)        War on the Homefront
            Cancellation of Avro Arrow (1959)    Completion of St. Lawrence Seaway (1956)      Immigration
            New Canadian Flag (1965)             Old Age Security Act (1951)                   Jackie Robinson plays with the Montreal
            Newfoundland Referendum (1949)       UI improvements (1956)                        Royals (1946)
            Japanese Internment (1942)           Creation of Canadian Labour Congress (1961)
            Gouzenko Affair (1945)               Production of first CANDU reactor (1967)
            Creation of NORAD (1957)             Colombia River Treaty (1964)
            Creation of "Points System" (1967)   Bombardier's "Ski-Dog (1959)
            Creation of Order of Canada (1967)   Auto Pact (1965)
            Passage of Canada's Bill of Rights
            (1960 )
            Creation of NDP
            New Citizenship Act (1947)
            Creation of NATO (1949)
            Conscription (1942)
            Battle of Britain: RCAF
            Hong Kong
            Camp X (1941)
            War Measures Act
            Convoy System
            Battle of the Atlantic
            Italian Campaign
            Peacekeeping
            Korean War
            Creation of the United Nations
            Bomarc Missiles (1958)
            Hyde Park Agreement (1941)
            Indian Act (1951)
SEGMENT        POLITICAL                                          ECONOMIC                                SOCIAL/CULTURAL
1967-Present   1980 Quebec Referendum                             Creation of Foreign Investment Review   Capital Punishment revoked (1976)
               1995 Quebec Referendum                             Agency (1973)                           Dubin inquiry (1988)
               Patriation of Constitution (1982)                  FTA signed (1988)                       Ice Storm (1998)
               FLQ/October Crisis (1970)                          NAFTA signed (1994)                     Canada-Soviet Series (1972)
               Creation of Nunavut (1999)                         GST (1990)                              Montreal Massacre (1989)
               Oka Crisis (1990)                                  National Energy Program (1980)          Taber Alberta shooting (1999)
               Nisga's Agreement (1998)                           Farm Crisis (2000)                      Ben Johnson Disgrace (1988)
               Meech Lake Agreement (1990)                        Canadian Development Agency created     Formation of CRTC (1968)
               Charlottetown Accord (1990)                        (1968)                                  Canada joins La Francophonic (1970)
               Death of Pierre Trudeau (2000)                     Confederation Bridge (1997)             Sagueneay Flood (1998)
               Involvement in NATO bombing in Kosovo (1999)       Fish war (1995)                         Winnipeg Flood (1997)
               Clarity Bill (1999)                                Formation of Greenpeace (1970)          Official policy of multiculturalism
               Creation of Reform Party                           Hibernia Oil Platform (1997)            introduced (1971)
               Creation of Bloc Quebecois                                                                 Same-Sex Marriage (2005)
               Ipperwash Standoff (1993)                                                                  Immigration
               Official Language Act (1969)                                                               Canadarm and Space (1981)
               Trudeaumania                                                                               Rick Hansen’s Journey (1985)
               Gustafsen Lake standoff (1995)                                                             Terry Fox’s Run (1982)
               Bill 101 (1977)
               James Bay Agreement (1975)
               Creation of Parti Quebecois (1968)
               Statement of Reconciliation issued (1998)
               Arctic sovereignty Dispute (1985)
               Canadian Airborne Disgrace (1995)
               O Canada adopted Official National Anthem (1980)
               National Indian Brotherhood formed (1968)
               Assembly of First Nations formed (1982)
               War Measures Act (1970s)
               Sponsorship Scandal (1996-2004)
               Kyoto Accord (1998)
               Parti Quebecois (1968)
               Gulf War
               Afghanistan (2001)
               Peacekeeping – Yugoslavia (1994)
               Peacekeeping – Somalia (1990s)
               Peacekeeping – Rwanda (1990s)
               Peacekeeping – Haiti (1990s)

				
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