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Monday, November 12, 2012

English Canadian in 1837/8?

English Canadian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

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I attended a house concert by a Quebecois band yesterday.

In the lead-up to one of their songs they said, wrt the revolutions of 1837 in Lower Canada (Quebec) and Upper Canada (Ontario) "At that time the only Canadians were French Canadians".

But... this abortive revolution established an English Canadian identity, already evolving as a result of the Loyalists and the War of 1812.

The colonies were called "Upper and Lower CANADA", after all. Upper Canada was majority English and/or American.

William Lyon Mackenzie briefly established the "Republic of Canada". (Per wikipedia - they did not teach this in my schools in Quebec. :-( )

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_units_of_the_War_of_1812

Earlier: in the War of 1812, The Frontier Light Infantry were two English speaking companies of the otherwise mainly French Canadian Voltigeurs.

Coleman's Troop were officially The Canadian Light Dragoons.
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English Canadian identity was probably tentative in 1837, as it is tentative in many ways even in 2012.

But saying that there were no English Canadians is just the sort of myth that a nationalist movement like Quebec creates to justify itself.


Example of a Wide-Open Google Drive Document found by Google Search

Bank Link List - Google Drive:

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I was just googling for links wrt a Portland area bank, and found this Google Docs page.

While I see nothing sensitive in this document, it nevertheless seems odd to see it shared with the entire world. Although perhaps that was the intention.

Of more concern is the fact that I cannot easily see who "owns" the document.  Not that that means much on the web, but it means something.