Significant Events in Canadian History

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    End of Child Labour

    Child Miners
    Who - Children of Canada
    What - The End Of Child Labour
    Where - Canada
    When - Up To 1929
    Why - Because children could work for free
    How - Mines and Factories would employ Children for free
    Why a Significant Event? - I think it is a significant event because child labour isn't right and it should never happen again in Canadian History
    I think if this event never happened - On Next Slide
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    End Of Child Labour - Part 2

    I think that if this event never happened - I would be out working somewhere right now not writing this boring assignment for History Class and I would have never met the people I did
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    2nd Battle of Ypres

    Who - Europian, Canadian, French, British and German Troops
    What - 2nd Battle of Ypres
    Where - Ypres, Belgium
    When - April 24th - May 4th 1915
    Why - Because French and British Troops needed help to fight off Germans and keep Belgians safe
    How - Fight off German Troops
    Why A Significant Event? - on next slide
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    2nd Battle of Ypres - Part 2

    Second Battle Of Ypres
    Why A Significant Event? - It was a significant event because if it never happened Canada wouldn't be by ourself in wars today we would still be fighting with Great Britian
    I think that if this event never happened - We wouldnt be the great big country we are today and we would still have to ask Great Britian for everything like to change a law or something
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    Vimy Ridge

    Vimy Ridge
    Who - Canada, United Kingdom, and German Empires
    What - The battle to take over Vimy Ridge
    Where - Vimy, Pas-de-Calais, France
    When - April 9th - April 12th, 1917
    Why - Because the Allied Troops needed the strategically placed ridge in order to win the war
    How - On next slide
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    Vimy Ridge - Part 2

    How - The Canadian Troops used a tactic called the Rolling Barrage. They would bomb trenches, move into them bomb the next ones and move into them and so on.
    Why a Significant Event - I think it is a significant event because this is a big part of our heritage and we became once again stronger as an independant country.
    I think that if this event never haapened - We would not be as strong as we could be and we would not have the memorial we do in Vimy, France
  • Chanak Affair

    Chanak Affair
    Who - French, British, Canadian, and Turkish Troops
    What - Turkey declares war
    Where - Chanak Turkey
    When - September 15th, 1922
    Why - Because Foreign Secretary Lord Curzon did not show up How - Lord Curzon did not show up so they delcared war
    Why a Significant Event - Because it involves our former Prime Minister Mackenzie King and our Troops
    I Think That If This Event Never Happened - We wouldn't have the country Turkey here today
  • Hong Kong Raid

    Hong Kong Raid
    Who - Canadian, British, British Indian, and Japanese Troops
    What - The Hong Kong Raid that failed
    Where - Hong Kong, China
    When - Christmas Day, 1941
    Why - Because Hong Kong was part of British allies and it needed to be saved
    How - 14 000 of our troops against 50 000 of theirs... We Lost
    Why a Significant Event - because even though we lost our troops for the rest of the war it was still a big part of our heritage
    I Think That If This Event Never Happened - on next slide
  • Hong Kong Raid - Part 2

    I Think That If This Event Never Happened - We might still have some of the brave soldiers we did back then and maybe some of them would still be alive
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    Liberation of Holland

    Liberation of Holland
    Who - Canadian and German Troops
    What - Canadian Troops forcing Germans to Surrender
    Where - Holland
    When - September 13th 1944 - May 5th 1945
    Why - Because the Dutch needed to be Liberated
    How - Canadians advance from the French Province of Normandy all the way up to Holland
    Why a Significant Event - On Next Slide
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    Liberation of Holland - Part 2

    Why a Significant event? - It is a significant event because we wouldn't have as many Dutch People as we do now and my family wouldn't be here
    I think that if this event never happened - Than Holland would be run by Germany or Liberated by another country but it was Liberated by Canada and that is a big part of our Heritage
  • Montreal Riot

    Montreal Riot
    Who - People of Montreal
    What - Riot over Maurice Richard being Suspended
    Where - Montreal
    When - March 17th 1955
    Why - Because Richard accidently punched a ref in a hockey fight and was suspeneded for the remainder of the season and playoffs
    How - They blew up cars, and attacked police
    Why a significant event - This is a significant event because its is one of the only Riots in Montreal
    I Think That If This Event Never Happened - Montreal would still have some of the building's they did.
  • Canada Vs. Soviet Union, World Junior Hockey Game

    Canada Vs. Soviet Union, World Junior Hockey Game
    Who - Canadian, and Soviet Union IIHF World Junior Team
    What - Canadian and Soviet Union Junior Teams play for Gold
    Where - Moscow
    When - September 28, 1972
    Why - Because both counties had World Junior Teams
    How - Both teams played for gold and Canada came out on top with a 6-5 win over the soviets
    Why a Significant Event - Because Canada and the Soviets were in a cold war during this time period
    I Think That If This Event Never Happened - Canada might not be here today because of bombs