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  MOFA: Interesting Episodes in Japan-Canada Relations
The first official Japanese immigrant into Canada was Manzo Nagano in 1877, who made his fortune on a British Columbia venture that he set up to export pickled salmon to Japan.
It was at Canada's initiative that Japan was admitted membership to the Colombo Plan conference that convened in Ottawa in 1954, the same year the accord was sealed.
Canada should be accorded a place in history as one country that readily extended a helping hand when Japan was struggling to re-enter the international community.
www.mofa.go.jp /region/n-america/canada/episode.html   (1343 words)

  Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Canadas were merged into a single colony, the United Province of Canada, with the Act of Union (1840) in an attempt to assimilate the French Canadians.
Canada's head of state is the monarch, currently Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and commonly referred to as the Queen of Canada.
Canada is known for its vast forests and mountain ranges (including the Rocky Mountains) and the animals that reside within them, such as moose, caribou, beavers, polar bears, grizzly bears, and the common loon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canada   (5931 words)

 UNA-Canada Fact Sheets
Canada has an exemplary record in peacekeeping and is poised to continue its long-standing commitment to the United Nations.
Canada has recently been an active proponent of a United Nations Rapid Reaction Force, conducting a study, Towards a Rapid Reaction Capability for the United Nations, which recommended changes to the UN system that would enhance the UN’s capability to respond rapidly and effectively to crisis situations.
Canada will continue to be an important contributor to UN peacekeeping in the years ahead.
www.unac.org /en/link_learn/fact_sheets/peacekeeping.asp   (979 words)

 Encyclopedia: 1956 in Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), the head of the Canadian government, is usually the leader of the political party with the most seats in the Canadian House of Commons.
Leonard Cohen Leonard Norman Cohen, CC (born September 21, 1934 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a poet, novelist, and singer-songwriter.
Bryan Trots Trottier (born July 17, 1956, in Val Marie, Saskatchewan) was a professional Ice Hockey Centre in the NHL, and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1956-in-Canada   (2632 words)

 Vancouver, Canada
If you don't take an interest in Canada's history og geography - or maybe you already know it all, like you, Jim - come this way and we shall be happy to show you, what we experienced during our 12 days stay in your great country.
Canada has set aside more than 100 national parks and historic sites in honour of the people, places and events that have marked the country's history.
Canada's substantial role in the First World War won it representation distinct from Britain in the League of Nations (the predecessor to United Nations) after the war.
www.aerenlund.dk /canada   (2014 words)

 The Hungarian Refugee Student Movement of 1956-57 and Canada
Once in Canada, the Soproners were told to look for a job for the summer of 1957 as this was customary and was done regularly by Canadian university students in need of funds for their education.
In 1956 and early 1957 about 20% of the post-secondary population of Hungary left for the West because of the Hungarian revolution and the misrule in Hungary of the Muscovite communists.
Overseas countries, including Canada, were willing to provide the same support as they gave to ordinary immigrants and their own student population, letting charitable institutions and generous individuals do the rest on an individual basis.
www3.sympatico.ca /thidas/Hungarian-history/students.html   (13315 words)

 Hungary :: Magyar :: 1956 memorial year
Bridging the Divide is an ontheglobe.com publication for the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian 1956 Revolution.
The venue of the Conference is the Italian Cultural Institute, the former Upper House of the Hungarian Parliament.
Canada Salutes Hungary Gala, to mark Canada's continuing recognition of the events of 1956.
geo.international.gc.ca /canada-europa/hungary/right_nav/1956-en.asp   (1001 words)

 Migration Information Source - Placing American Emigration to Canada in Context
Emigration from the United States to Canada in response to political crises is not a new phenomenon.
Canada has a well-earned reputation for humanitarianism with regard to refugees, but Americans who may end up moving to Canada would do so mainly through the provisions in the Immigration Act favoring highly educated and relatively affluent "economic" applicants.
For these Americans to actually "vote with their feet" and emigrate to Canada, or any other country, they would need to believe that public policy, and the attitude of their fellow citizens, is so at odds with their lifestyle that they no longer feel they have a place in the US.
www.migrationinformation.org /USfocus/display.cfm?ID=279   (2245 words)

 Official History in Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Canada and the British Army 1846-1871: A Study in the Practice of Responsible Government (London: Longmans, 1936).
The Canadian Government appointed a correspondent in England to "give the public of Canada an account of the performance of Canadian troops" and that this would be done "by means of daily cables." The correspondent was an expatriate Canadian, Sir Max Aitken (better known as Lord Beaverbrook).
Before this could be done, Cruikshank believed that it would be necessary to write an account of military development in Canada prior to the outbreak of war in 1914, and he proceeded to do just that.
www.warchronicle.com /canada/official_history.htm   (5260 words)

 H-Net Review: Urs Obrist on Unauthorized Entry: The Truth about Nazi War Criminals in ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
His study concludes that neither the immigration bureaucracy, nor the immigration lobby in Canada, nor the western intelligence community were as responsible for the influx of about 2000 war criminals and collaborators as has been generally assumed.
The great majority of Nazi war criminals and collaborators who settled in Canada after the Second World War were admitted not on purpose, but as a result of the absence of, or inaccessibility to, information about their wartime activities.
Canada kept itself in the background with regards to a solution of the postwar refugee crisis.
www.h-net.org /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=235091036740379   (2736 words)

 Coldwell, M.J., Some Regional Problems of Canada
I think, then, that we must assume that the people in the various regions of Canada are making their full contribution to national welfare, but then one must immediately say that they are not receiving full benefits from their participation in Canadian nationality.
Clearly, the industrial advantages of Southern Ontario depend on its location-its location in relation to cheap fuel and raw materials from the iron and steel belt of the United States and its location in the centre of a Canadian economy that was built by national policies.
The implementing of the one-and-a-third rule whereby the freight rate from Central Canada to an intermediate point may not exceed the trans-continental rate by more than one-third is just a recognition of this fact.
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 1956 in Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
December 9 - Trans Canada Air Lines Flight 810 (9), a DC-4M-2 Northstar, crashes on Mount Slesse near Chilliwack during heavy weather.
The plane carried Saskatchewan Roughriders and fans on the their way home from a game in Vancouver.
Bodies were not found until the following late summer due to severe terrain and high altitude and unknown location of the crash.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1956_in_Canada   (347 words)

 Statistics Canada: Historical Statistics of Canada
I, (Catalogue 92-607); for 1971 and 1976 Census of Canada, 1971, and Census of Canada, 1976, (unpublished tabulations by Census Characteristics Division of Statistics Canada).
In 1951 and 1956, maximum use was made of other information from the census schedule, as well as the laws of probability, in estimating a value for each 'not given' case.
For distribution of immigration to Canada by intended occupations and dependents for 1932 to 1952, according to an older classification, and for distribution of immigration to Canada by occupational groups, sex of adults, children, from overseas and the U.S., and from overseas, for 1904 to 1951, see first edition of this volume, pp.
www.statcan.ca /english/freepub/11-516-XIE/sectiona/sectiona.htm   (4936 words)

 CIC Canada | The Role of Transportation in Canadian Immigration 1900-2000
Canada's first large-scale experience with refugees occurred in 1956 when Russian tanks crushed a Hungarian uprising and 200,000 Hungarians fled their homeland.
Although the number of Hungarian immigrants admitted to Canada was not large compared to the total number of immigrants in 1957--close to 40,000 Hungarians came to Canada in late 1956 and 1957--this experience with the Hungarians helped Canada's immigration authorities develop expertise in aviation movements that would prove valuable in future large-scale refugee efforts.
While the federal government was meeting the challenge of bringing thousands of Hungarians to Canada, it was also dealing with a much larger number of British immigrants who had been driven to emigrate when Egypt seized the internationally controlled Suez Canal.
www.cic.gc.ca /english/department/transport/chap-2f.html   (986 words)

 Canada - Hungary Educational Foundation - 1956 Conference Page
The conference was one of several major activities in the National Capital to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1956 uprising in Hungary and the arrival to Canada, a few months later, of nearly 40,000 Hungarian refugees.
The 1956 revolution in Hungary in its historical, historiographical, and political contexts.
The conference opened at the National Arts Centre on October 12th at 6 pm with an introductory lecture by Professor Mark Pittaway, associate dean academic of the Faculty of Arts at the Open University in the UK and well-known expert on central Europe.
www.canadahungary.org /1956conference.html   (531 words)

 Exchange of notes (October 24,1956) between Canada and the United States of America concerning the relocation of that ...
I have the honor to refer to discussions concerning the St. Lawrence Seaway project which have recently taken place between representatives of the Embassy and representatives of the Department of External Affairs regarding the problems arising from the necessity to relocate that part of the Roosevelt Bridge which crosses the Cornwall South Channel.
If the Government of Canada concurs in the foregoing conclusions, I have the honor to suggest, upon instruction from my Government, that this Note and your reply shall constitute an agreement to give effect to these conclusions, which shall enter into force on a date to be fixed subsequently by arrangement between our two governments.
I have the honour to state that the proposals included therein are acceptable to the Government of Canada, and that your note and this reply shall constitute an agreement which shall enter into force on a date to be fixed subsequently by arrangement between our two Governments.
www.lexum.umontreal.ca /ca_us/en/cts.1956.24.en.html   (852 words)

 Amazon.ca: Unauthorized entry: The truth about Nazi war criminals in Canada, 1946-1956: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Canada is a haven for Nazi war criminals.
On the basis of the most thorough examination of Canada's immigration-screening system ever undertaken, he absolves a succession of postwar governments of active complicity in the admission of ex-Nazis.
Whereas some of the other references have specific axes to grind, charging that Canada - either deliberately or unwittingly - became a safe haven for some of the worst criminals to emerge from the war - Mr.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0802042775   (661 words)

 1956 | Western Canada Baseball
Many of their players were grizzled veterans from minor-league baseball, in contrast to Ducey's clean-cut Yankee college boys from the big city.
The 1956 season included an interlocking schedule with the Mandak League, which by now had become all Dakota and no Manitoba (the early league had only one American team, Minot, in competition with the Winnipeg Buffaloes, Elmwood Giants, Carman Cardinals and Brandon Greys.
In October, 1956 your 15-year-old statistician received a reply from Howe News Bureau in response to my claim that some of their stats were incorrect.
www.attheplate.com /wcbl/1956_1.htm   (2505 words)

 Statistics Canada: Historical Statistics of Canada
These revised series are estimated assuming that the completions undercount between the 1951 and 1956 censuses and between the 1956 and 1961 censuses is given in each case by the change in census dwellings (occupied plus vacant) plus estimated demolitions minus mobiles minus reported completions.
The number of structural conversions is the number for which building permits are issued inflated by the ratio of the population in all areas to the population in reporting municipalities; the number of demolitions is estimated in the same fashion.
The number of vacant dwellings at census dates (1 June 1956 and every five years after that) is taken from the census; the number of vacancies in intervening years is estimated assuming the compound growth rate is constant.
www.statcan.ca /english/freepub/11-516-XIE/sections/sections.htm   (17155 words)

 The 50th Anniversary of 1956 : Planned Events
: The 1956 Conference of the University Ottawa.
Presentation of the traveling exhibition of the 1956 Memorial Committee.
: Commemoration at the 1956 Memorial (graveyard) with the participation of the local Hungarian community.
www.mfa.gov.hu /kulkepviselet/CA/en/en_Hirek/060619_anniversary_events.htm   (703 words)

 CJNews Books Page - June 1, 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The author of this diligently researched study (there are over 100 pages of notes) admits that about 2,000 war criminals, immigrants with strong Nazi affiliations, entered Canada during the years 1946 to 1956.
In any case, the author, a consultant to Canada's war crimes prosecution unit and a historian who specializes in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe, contends that Canada's record at screening immigrants for war criminals, while not unblemished, is still commendable and to be admired.
The major reason, explains the author, is that proof of their crimes lay buried in records that were rendered inaccessible by the Soviet takeover in eastern Europe.
www.cjnews.com /pastissues/00/july20-00/books/june1.htm   (605 words)

 First World War.com - Who's Who - William Bishop
William Avery (Billy) Bishop (1884-1956) was Canada's highest-scoring fighter pilot of World War One, with 72 confirmed victories.
After a period of floating he eventually established himself as a successful sales director for Frontenac Oil in Canada.
He died on 9 November 1956 in Florida.
www.firstworldwar.com /bio/bishop.htm   (462 words)

 Ottawa Railway History Circle Findings 6
Canada Science and Technology Museum photo - Matt-2701.
Ste, Justine on the former Canada Atlantic Railway 20 September 1969
This is identical to the standard pattern "Barrington" station, and appears to be in much better shape than Barrington was when it was moved to Delson.
www.railways.incanada.net /circle/findings6.html   (132 words)

 The Revolution of 1956   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
"Canada and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 - A Canadian Chronicle." Hungarian Studies 12, Nos.
Review of Gyorgy Litvan, ed., "The Hungarian Revolution of 1956: Reform, Revolt and Repression, 1953-1963," HABSBURG, H-Net Reviews, September, 1996.
Canada and the Hungarian Jewish Refugees 1956-1957 (long study, soon to be published)
www3.sympatico.ca /thidas/Hungarian-history/1956.html   (93 words)

 Wilbur DeParis: Live In Canada 1956
Though the music is highly arranged and may seem to lack some of the spontaneity of other trad jazz combos, the DeParis band was playing much the same style that Jelly Roll Morton’s Hot Peppers had initiated.
Though his band might sound a bit on the mannered side to those listening today, there is no question that the musicianship of this group placed it near the top of the list of bands performing in the mid-fifties.
For anyone interested in hearing a top-notch performance by this band, Live in Canada 1956 is a completely essential document.
www.jazzitude.com /deparis_livecanada.htm   (285 words)

 Forbidden Planet (1956)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Apart from the electronic tonalities composed by the Barrons, the music score known to many as "Forbidden Planet Fanfare - Parts 1 & 2" on the original 1956 theatrical trailer was composed by André Previn, and pieced together seamlessly by an MGM music editor.
The music was originally written by Previn for the MGM films Scene of the Crime (1949) and Bad Day at Black Rock (1955).
There are few science fiction films that are worth seeing more than once; this is one that can coast right into the 21st century.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0049223   (680 words)

 War Child | Home
Nathalie Bibeau, a writer and documentary producer currently on leave from the CBC and travelling for one year, is with her husband in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
War Child Canada, in partnership with the local Acholi Education Initiative, has developed a community-based strategy in order to increase access to basic education in the Acholi region of northern Uganda...
These sites are not maintained by the War Child Canada and the statements and opinions expressed therein are those of the website owner/sponsor and do not necessarily reflect those of the War Child Canada.
www.warchild.ca   (1551 words)

 MSN Encarta - Archive Article - 1956: Canada
MSN Encarta - Archive Article - 1956: Canada
Cross references refer to Archive articles of the same year.
Important though hardly momentous events occurred in Canada in 1956.
encarta.msn.com /sidebar_461509403/1956_Canada.html   (166 words)

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