Political Cartoon Analogies

Jack In The Beanstalk ★☆☆☆☆ McDonald would be Jack and Canada would be the giant. This isn’t a good analogy because the only similarities are the bribery acts that took place (a goat for a couple of beans), and the golden goose would be the votes because he is essentially stealing them. Red Riding Hood […]

Canada Genocide

In the 1870’s, the Government of Canada partnered with Anglican, Catholic, United, and Presbyterians churches to establish and operate boarding and residential schools for Aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) children. (e) The intent of the Residential School System was to educate, assimilate, and integrate Aboriginal people into Canadian society. In the words of one […]

After The Creation of Manitoba

After Manitoba was created, the Europeans thought that the Metis were less of importance than they were, and they started to corner the Metis as well as other First Nation’s tribes, so they could expand their own lands for more incoming European settlers. Bison hunting, one of the main sources of economy, food, and other […]

The Sale of Rupert’s Land

There are several reasons why the Metis had the right to complain about the sale of Rupert’s Land. Firstly, this land was originally their ancestors, so they should have had the right to decide whether or not they would like to sell it off to the British Crown. Though the European settlers that came to […]

Métis In The Fur Trade

(Mid 1800’s) The Buffalo Hunt by William Armstrong This painting or sketch shows the Métis coming back from a hunt. We know this because their Red River carts are filled with bison hides and meat to trade with most likely the people of the North West Company. The carts are seen to have people on […]

Political Cartoon Analysis

Cross Roads Description: Acadia (Nova Scotia) is on a cross road, and she is choosing between Canada and the United States. On Canada’s side you see two men (probably part of Assembly, or the Council),  and a cornucopia which symbolizes plentifulness, it has an Intercolonial Bill inside. The US’s side has a danger sign on the […]

Report On The Three Colonies (Maritimes)

I set off on a journey last month to attend and report for Maritime Monthly, three conferences held in Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and London, England to propose a creation of a new country called Canada, and I believe by now that we the Maritime folk already know of this. By the looks of it […]

The Problems With Pre-Confederation Government

There were several issues while the government was in pre-confederation. For example, before Canada used equal representation as a way to vote for ideas, but as time went on and in 1860, this caused a problem because as the populations grew, Canada West’s population grew larger than Canada East which meant that Canada East’s votes […]