Canada's Defining Moments

By: Yusuf

What are Canada's defining moments?

Canada has proven over and over again throughout history, that it is one of the most strongest, bravest, and most proud to be in country in the world. Canada has encountered many obstacles, but has always been able to overcome those obstacles effortlessly, and will always continue to do so. Although every moment Canada has dealt with been, without a doubt, remarkable, there are those few moments that are exceptionally defining. The following below, are just some of the few moments that greatly helped define Canada.

Vimy Ridge

One very important, and defining moment for Canada is the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a military engagement fought mainly as part of the Battle of Arras, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, during the First World War, on April 9th, 1917. Canadians wanted to capture Vimy Ridge because it would be a perfect place to launch an attack on German soldiers. Capturing Vimy, also stopped the Germans from being able to launch an attack on the British forces stationed on the other side.


The Reason why I believe this is a very important, and defining moment for Canada, is because it is was the first moment that made Canada a separate country. Canada was always seen just another colony of the British Empire, but after claiming victory of the battle, Canada gained a reputation for its unique tenacity in battle.
WW1: The Battle of Vimy Ridge

Treaty of Versailles

The Treaty of Versailles was a peace treaty that ended World War 1. It ended the war between Germany and the Allied Powers. It was officially documented on June, 28, 1919, exactly 4 years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which is what triggered the war. It was definitely a historical moment in Canadian history.


The Treaty of Versailles was a very defining, and critical moment in Canadian history. It showed Canada’s independence, and was a huge step in making Canada its own separate country. The signing of the Treaty of Versailles was the true breaking point in gaining its own independence from Great Britain. This is the true forming of Canada’s identity, Making this one of the most important and defining moment in Canadian history.

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The Canadian Multiculturalism Act

The Canadian Multiculturalism Act was a law passed by the Canadian federal government on July 21, 1988. It was a policy by Prime minister Pierre Trudeau, that recognized and respected its society diversity in the means of languages, customs, beliefs and religions. It enhanced and gave more freedom to those with many different religious beliefs and backgrounds from all over the world.


This is a defining moment because it was first introduced, and created by Canada. It welcomed various immigrants and different nations from all over the world. It gave those in need, an opportunity to live and make money. In a result it improved our economy and created many more jobs. It gave those who didn't have a chance before, a chance to live again. If it weren't for this act, many of us wouldn't be here today.

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"A defining moment can be defined as an even, an action, or a decision, which contributes significantly to a nation’s (or individuals) development, status or identity. This makes it different from a simple ‘event’, which is something that happens, but which does not necessarily make such a contribution". In conclusion all these events are defining moments because they helped shape and mold Canada into the strong and historical country that it is today. These moments are what changed, and what made Canada its own individual and separate country.

Bibliography

-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Vimy_Ridge


-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Versailles


-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Multiculturalism_Act