168537, RE: For My Canadian friends !!|
Posted by OldRay, Wed Apr-29-09 11:03 AM
Here in the U.S., we are pretty much ignorant about Canada. When our daughter married a Canadian (B.C.), I finally read a history of Canada. I had no idea of their truly interesting and complex history. Since then, we've made a couple of visits to his family (Chilliwack, B.C.), what a beautiful area!
Among other events, it was a close call as to whether B.C. joined Canada or the U.S. Only by promising to build a trans-continental railroad which they did not have the money to build, did Upper and Lower Canada persuade B.C. to join them.
I am of the feeling that Canada, as we know it, is not cast in stone; there are a lot of centrifugal political forces at work.
God bless our Canadian neighbors!