Hinduism in Canada

Canadian Hindus generally come from one of three groups. The first group is primarily made up of Indian immigrants who began arriving in British Columbia about 110 years ago. Hindus from all over India continue to immigrate today, with the largest Indian ethnic subgroups being Gujaratis and Punjabis. This first wave of immigrants also includes Hindu immigrants who were of Indian descent from nations that were historically under British rule, such as Fiji, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, and parts of coastal Eastern Africa. The second major group of Hindus immigrated from Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka.

List of First Nations peoples

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Major ethnicities in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and the northern parts of the western provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba) include the following: Major ethnicities include the: The largest First Nations group near the St. Lawrence waterway are the Iroquois. This area also includes the Wyandot (formerly referred to as the Huron) peoples of central Ontario, and the League of Five Nations who had lived in the United States, south of Lake Ontario. Major ethnicities include the: Coast Salish peoples. Nuxálk (Bella Coola; not linguistically Coast Salish). Kimsquit. Tallheo. Stuie. Kwatna. Shishalh (Sechelt). Squamish. Pentlatch (a.k.a. Puntledge, extinct).

Calgary Metropolitan Region

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The Calgary Metropolitan Region is a major transportation hub for southern Alberta, Saskatchewan, eastern British Columbia, and parts of the northern United States. It is home to the Calgary International Airport, the third busiest airport in Canada in terms of total aircraft movements. The Calgary CMA, as defined by Statistics Canada, includes the following nine municipalities: In the 2011 Census, the Calgary CMA had a population of 1,214,839 living in 464,001 of its 488,451 total dwellings, a 12.6% change from its 2006 population of 1,079,310, making it the largest CMA in Alberta and the fifth largest in Canada.

Progressive Conservative Party of Canada

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The British Columbia Progressive Conservative Party changed its name to the British Columbia Conservative Party in 1991. Saskatchewan's Progressive Conservative Party effectively ceased to exist in 1997, when the Saskatchewan Party formed – primarily from former PC Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) with a few Saskatchewan Liberal MLAs joining them. The party adopted the "Progressive Conservative" party name in 1942 when Manitoba Premier John Bracken, a long-time leader of that province's Progressive Party, agreed to become leader of the federal Conservatives on condition that the party add Progressive to its name.


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Edmonton serves as a major transportation hub for Canadian National Railway, whose North American operations management centre is located at their Edmonton offices. It is also tied into the Canadian Pacific Railway network, which provides service from Calgary to the south and extends northeast of Edmonton to serve Alberta's Industrial Heartland. Inter-city rail passenger rail service is provided by Via Rail's premier train, the Canadian, as it travels between Vancouver, British Columbia, and Toronto, Ontario. Passenger trains stop at the Edmonton railway station three days a week in both directions.


Between 1908 and 1912, some 8,000 people moved to these British Columbia lands from Saskatchewan, to continue their communal way of living. In the milder climate of British Columbia, the settlers were able to plant fruit trees, and within a few years became renowned orchardists and producers of fruit preserves. As the Community Doukhobors left Saskatchewan, the "reserves" there were closed by 1918. Peter V. Verigin was killed in a bomb explosion on October 29, 1924 on a scheduled passenger train en route to British Columbia.

Doukhobor Russian

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With the migration of some 7,500 Doukhbors from Transcaucasia to Saskatchewan in 1899, and some smaller latecomer groups (both from Transcaucasia and from places of exile in Siberia and elsewhere), the dialect spoken in the Doukhobor villages of Transcaucasia was brought to the plains of Canada. From that point on it experienced influence from the English language of Canada and, during the years of Doukhobor stay in Saskatchewan, the speech of Doukhobor's Ukrainian neighbors. A split in the Doukhobor community resulted in a large number of Doukhobors moving from Saskatchewan to south-eastern British Columbia around 1910.

Gun laws in Canada

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For example, in British Columbia, under section 8(5) of the Community Charter, municipal councils can "regulate and prohibit in relation to the discharge of firearms". Similar laws are also in effect in Alberta and Nova Scotia (Municipal Government Act), Ontario and Manitoba (Municipal Act), New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island (Municipalities Act), Newfoundland and Labrador (City of St. John's Act, R.S.N. 1990 c. C-17) and Quebec (Municipal Code of Québec) but not in Saskatchewan. In Saskatchewan, discharge of firearms is typically considered within the provincial wildlife statutes.

Christianity in Canada

In 2011, the LDS Church of Canada claimed around 200,000 members; the 2011 Canadian National Household Survey calculates around 100,000. It has congregations in all Canadian provinces and territories and possess at least one temple in six of the ten provinces, including the oldest LDS temple outside the United States. Alberta is the province with the most members of the LDS Church in Canada, having approximately 40% of the total of Canadian LDS Church members and representing 2% of the total population of the province (the National Household survey has Alberta with over 50% of the Canadian Mormons and 1.6% of the province's population ), followed by Ontario and British Columbia.

Constitution of Canada

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British Columbia joined confederation in 1871, followed by Prince Edward Island in 1873. The Yukon Territory was created by Parliament in 1898, followed by Alberta and Saskatchewan in 1905. The Dominion of Newfoundland, Britain's oldest colony in the Americas, joined Canada as a province in 1949. Nunavut was created in 1999. An Imperial Conference in 1926 that included the leaders of all Dominions and representatives from India (which then included Burma, Bangladesh, and Pakistan), led to the eventual enactment of the Statute of Westminster 1931.

Cannabis in Canada

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Cannabis in British Columbia. Cannabis in Manitoba. Cannabis in New Brunswick. Cannabis in Newfoundland and Labrador. Cannabis in the Northwest Territories. Cannabis in Nova Scotia. Cannabis in Nunavut. Cannabis in Ontario. Cannabis in Prince Edward Island. Cannabis in Quebec. Cannabis in Saskatchewan. Cannabis in Yukon. Cannabis on Canadian Indian reserves. 2002 Canadian Senate Special Committee on Illicit Drugs. Failed decriminalization bill. The Report of the Canadian Government Commission of Inquiry into the Non-Medical Use of Drugs – 1972 – LeDain Commission Report. Authorized Licensed Producers under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations. Cannabis Statistics Hub.

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Canadian Armed Forces

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Major air bases are located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador, while administrative and command and control facilities are located in Winnipeg and North Bay. A Canadian component of the NATO Airborne Early Warning Force is also based at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen near Geilenkirchen, Germany. The RCAF and Joint Task Force (North) (JTFN) also maintain at various points throughout Canada's northern region a chain of forward operating locations, each capable of supporting fighter operations. Elements of CF-18 squadrons periodically deploy to these airports for short training exercises or Arctic sovereignty patrols.

Reform Party of Canada

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The Reform Party also supported the populist conservative Saskatchewan Party formed in 1997 as well as the Liberal Party of British Columbia under Gordon Campbell. Conservative Party of Canada - Formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. Canadian Alliance. Reform Party candidates, 1997 Canadian federal election. Reform Party candidates, 1993 Canadian federal election. List of political parties in Canada. Unite the Right. Cody, Howard. "Captive Three Times Over: Preston Manning and the Dilemmas of the Reform Party." American Review of Canadian Studies. Volume: 28. Issue: 4. 1998. pp 445–67. online edition. Dabbs, Frank.

List of Prime Ministers of Canada

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List of Canadian Leaders of the Opposition. List of Canadian federal parliaments. List of Canadian monarchs. Prime Minister's Official Site - Government of Canada. The Prime Ministers of Canada – The Historica Dominion Institute. Prime Ministers of Canada – Library of Parliament. Prime Ministers – Canada History.

Ted Hughes (judge)

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"Ted" Hughes is a Canadian retired judge. He is best known for overseeing prominent investigations in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia, one of which led to the resignation of Premier Bill Vander Zalm. Hughes's wife, Helen Hughes, has been a city councillor in Saskatoon and Victoria. Hughes was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan near the end of World War II, and began practising law in Saskatoon in 1952. He became a judge in 1962, and was promoted to the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench in 1974. He was an executor of John Diefenbaker's estate, after the former prime minister's death in 1979.

Don Freed

Donald Freed (born 1949) is a Canadian singer and songwriter best known for his works about life on the Western Canadian prairies and the province of Saskatchewan in particular. Don Freed was born in New Westminster, British Columbia and raised in Saskatoon. Freed, who is of Métis descent, began his musical career in 1966. In 1969 appeared with Johnny Cash in the documentary Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music. In the film, Freed is shown visiting Cash backstage where he performs two songs, after which Cash promises to get the singer an audition with Columbia Records. He was subsequently signed by Capitol and recorded an album for them in 1972, which was never released.

Pakistani Canadians

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Pakistani Canadian refers to the community in Canada of Pakistani heritage or descent. It can also refer to people who hold dual Pakistani and Canadian citizenship. People from the region that would later become Pakistan were among the pioneers who migrated from British India to British Columbia at the turn of the century. By 1905, as many as 200 participated in the building of that first community from modern-day Pakistan, which for a time had a small makeshift mosque in Vancouver. But most of these immigrants were sojourners rather than settlers, and they either returned to Pakistan in 1947 or moved on to the United States.

Andi Naude

Andi Naude (born January 10, 1996) is a Canadian freestyle skier. She is competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics for Canada in moguls. Naude was born in Regina, Saskatchewan but grew up in Penticton, British Columbia skiing at Apex Mountain Resort. All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS). * 10 podiums – (8 MO, 2 DM) * Andi Naude at Freestyle Canada * Andi Naude at PyeongChang 2018

Scott Mosier

Mosier (born March 5, 1971) is a Canadian-American film director, film producer, editor, podcaster, writer and actor best known for his work with director Kevin Smith, with whom he occasionally co-hosts the weekly podcast, SModcast. Mosier was born in Vancouver, Washington, and moved around as a child between British Columbia and Washington. He has dual Canadian and American citizenship, as his father was born in Saskatchewan, Canada. As a teenager he resided in Vancouver, in British Columbia. Mosier met Smith at the Vancouver Film School in Canada. Their first assignment, Mae Day: The Crumbling of a Documentary, was a student film documentary that fell apart in production.

Miss Universe Canada

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The last winner was Miss Canada 1992 Nicole Dunsdon from British Columbia. Between 1969 to 1977 the Miss Dominion of Canada pageant originated when the Bruno family of Ancaster, Ontario obtained franchise rights to select and send Canada's exclusive representatives to Miss Universe. The winner of Miss Dominion of Canada competed to Miss Universe. The Miss Universe franchise in Canada was taken over by the nationally televised Miss Canada contest in 1978. In 1952 Miss Toronto 1951 competed to Miss Universe 1952. Between 1952 and 1958 Miss Universe Canada selected by Miss Toronto Organization in Canada. In 1957 Miss Toronto won the Miss Canada and went to Miss Universe in the USA.