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Canada. The country of beauty, friendly people and hockey. A country that routinely tops lists of best countries in the world. But like many, Canada has many secrets. Enjoy as SUPERLATIVES takes a look at Dark Dirty SECRETS of CANADA. Thank you!
1 Residential Schools
When most Canadians think of Canadas darkest moments, they often think residential schools. It began In 1876, when Canada opened its first of these schools. They were put in place by the British Canadian Government in an attempt of turning Native American children into clean english speaking British citizens. This was done, in many cases by forcefully taking these young children away from their parents and placing them into schools where any and all Native traditions and beliefs were taken out .... In total, an estimated 150,000 First Nations, inuit and metis children attended residential schools. As shocking as it is, the last residential school was only closed as recently as 1996! Only as recently as 2008, did Prime Minister Stephan Harper, on behalf of the Government of Canda, offer a formal apology.
2 Seal Clubbing in Canada
While the demand for seal fur and skin has all but crumbled throughout most of the world with 34 countries putting a ban on seal importation, Canada has continued to hold onto the seal trade aggressively. A staggering 300 - 500 thousand seals are legally allowed to be killed in Canada, every year. In 2015, the government approved the quota of hunting more than 468,000 seals. This makes it the largest marine animal kill on the planet. See, it is illegal to kill any Baby seal that hasn’t melted its white color. A process that can take just 12 days, after which it is then completely legal, to smash a 12 day old baby seals skull in, and killing it. In order to avoid any damage to the seals pelt, they are killed using a Hakapik. Once dead, they are then skinned, But almost half the time, they are still alive.In 2001, a team of veterinarians found that a staggering 42% of seals were still alive as they were skinned! In 2011, 80% of all born seals in Canada, died or were killed in this annual seal hunt....
3 System of Segregation
In 1885, a proposal for a system of segregation between whites and First Nations was signed by Prime Minister Sir John A Macdonald. This was a shocking proposal that forced new rules onto reserves and the Native Americans within those reserves. It meant people couldn't leave their reserves unless they had a pass from an indian agent. The government of Canada knew it had no basis in law, yet for over 6 decades, this illegal proposal went on... It was a way to hold control over the aboriginal peoples as well as stopping them from entering towns and cities populated mainly by whites. It segregated the two cultures from each other at the expense of Natives American freedoms. The government didn’t want their white citizens being impacted or disturbed by Native Americans. In an attempt to hide this dark part of Canadas history, almost all documents of this time have been destroyed. In fact, the Canadian Government ordered all passes that they had handed out, to be returned to Ottawa for destruction in 1941.
4 200 Years of Slavery in Lower Canada
African American slavery in the United States undoubtably left a dark patch on American history. We all know of the underground railway that saw many black slaves fleeing their owners in attempt at freedom in Canada. But this is where the history of slavery and Canada often ends. However, While Canada likes to be portrayed as having been a haven for American slaves, Canada has its own dark history of slavery. Throughout the 1700s, Canadians from all walks of life owned slaves. In fact, nearly everyone owned them. From Military officers to blacksmiths to even priests...While many slaves of the time were Native Americans, 2 thirds to be exact, Black slaves were twice as expensive and were seen as the best of the best. Of all slaves owned, over 80% were owned only by the french, living in lower Canada or known today as Quebec. Therefore it makes sense that the last slave auction was held in Quebec in 1797 and by 1833 slavery was finally abolished. About same time as underground railway.
5 Japanese Camps in 1942 after Pearl Harbour
After the attack of Pearl Harbor on December 7,1941, the western world was shaken. That next year of 1942, would see horrible conditions for the Japanese canadians. Fears of a japanses invasion grew among Canadians and as such ...
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