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Saturday, 30 April 2011

WHEN did Confederation happen?

Confederation happened on July 1, 1867. We celebrate this as "Canada Day" every year!
This is when four provinces joined together to form the country of Canada. New Brunswick and Nova Scotia stayed the same and the Province of Canada was split into two new provinces: Ontario and Quebec. The first Canada was very different than today's Canada. It took more than one hundred years to add the other six provinces and three territories that make up our country now.

Chart of when provinces were joined into Confederation:

1. Ontario joined on July 1, 1867.
2. Quebec joined on July 1, 1867.
3. Nova Scotia joined on July 1, 1867.
4. New Brunswick joined on July 1, 1867.
5. Manitoba joined on July 15, 1870.
6. Northwest Territories joined on July 15, 1870.
7. British Columbia joined on July 20, 1871.
8. Prince Edward Island joined on July 1, 1873.
9. Yukon joined on June 13, 1898.
10.Saskatchewan joined on September 1, 1905.
11.Alberta joined on September 1, 1905.
12.Newfoundland joined on March 31,1949.
(renamed Newfoundland and Labrador in 2001)
13.Nunavut joined on April 1, 1999.

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