Canada's External Relations

By DaraH.
  • Confederation

    Canada officially became the Dominion of Canada. Three British colonies were formed into 4 provinces of Canada.
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    British garrisons withdrawl

    When Britain removed the garrisons from central Canada it was a statement that Britain was slowly seperating itself from canada.
  • Treaty of Washington

    This treaty was signed by the U.S. and the British empire to eliminate all disputes from the past. This made way for new relations with Canada's neighbour, and Canada could be free from the grudges held by the U.S. against Britain.
  • Naval Service Act

    Sir Wilfred Laurier decided during the time Germany was growing and Britain wanted some reinforcements that he would not send battle ships and troops with the Royal Navy, but instead send the autonomous Canadian Navy.
  • Canadian Expeditionary Force

    This was a force of troops from all over Canada fighting for one united country.
  • Resolution IX

    Prime Minister Borden in 1912 told the British that Canada would now expect to have "a voice" in Impirial policy. It wasnt until 1917 that during the Imperial War Confrence that Resolution IX was passed and it recognized the self-governing part of the British Empire to have its own say in Britains decisions.
  • League of Nations

    Canada joined the League of Nations because they signed the Treaty of Versailles. They would not have joined if it wasnt for the soldiers sacrifice. This showed the world we were a proud country that could defend our land,
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Canada earned their right to sign the Treaty under a seperate heading because of the sacrifice made during WWI. The brave soldiers and dedication showed Canada's strength and put Canada on the map.
  • National External Policy

    The National External Party allowed Canada to have more say with what goes on during the war. After conscription had caused a lot of upset Prime Minister McKenzie King decided to implement the policy.
  • Statue of Westminster

    This was a law passed by Britain which gave Canada as much legislative power as our country thought was needed.
  • Lost Connections

    As Britain let Canada lose, we embraced this as a country. Britain was focused on the issues at home and Canada took the opportunity to create a new more multi -cultural country.
  • Peacekeeping Identity

    Canada is known for being friendly. It wasnt always an assumption though, it took patience from our Prime Ministers, such as Lester B. Pearson who, in the height of the Suez Crisis sugested a peacekeeping force to over see the hostilities taking place. This won Pearson the Nobel Peace Prize for his peace initiatives. It also put Canada at the top of diplomatic influence.
  • Signing of Constitution

    On this day, Canada sign the constitution which included the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The constitution was Trudeaus attempt at creating one united country. Everyone signed but Rene Levesque, the Premier of Quebec.

    This was an agreement which put Canada into a new friendship with the U.S. and Mexico. It allowed much more importing and exporting of Canadian goods, here in North America and globally. It also allowed for much more American investments.