Canada Cinema

Canada Cinema

CULTURE: CINEMA Severe censorship and US dominance, still persisting, in distribution and theaters conditioned local cinema in the first decades. In 1939, with the creation of the Office National du Film, the state set out to “introduce Canada to Canadians” through educational and didactic films. Paradoxically, the first management positions were entrusted to two foreigners: […]

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Canada Arts

Canada Arts

With the colonization of the country, European architectural forms were imported into Canada, but some local characteristics soon developed within this import culture, such as country houses and churches with steeply sloping roofs. In the English period (1763-1867) both the Regency style and the North American Georgian style were established, while in the second half […]

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Canada Culture

Canada Culture and Tradition

CULTURE: GENERAL INFORMATION The cultural scenario of Canada is a mosaic of traditions, values, practices belonging to both native populations (Indian and Inuit) and those of European origin (mainly French and English). Over time, the US presence has also developed on this basis, whose penetrative force has been even more incisive towards its direct neighbors, […]

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Canada History 2

Canada History Part II

HISTORY: LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES The two rival groups gave rise to the two traditional parties, reformist and conservative first, liberal and conservative then, which still control Canadian political life today. These internal conflicts, complicated by those with the French speakers and by the demographic increase, provoked in 1837 two revolts in Upper and Lower Canada, […]

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Canada History 1

Canada History Part I

HISTORY: COLONIZATION Before the arrival of the Europeans, the territories that now form Canada, completely unrelated to each other, were sparsely inhabited by nomadic Indian tribes. Around the year 1000 the Norman Leif Ericssonn arrived there, the first European, but the real discovery dates back to 1497, by Giovanni Caboto in the service of Henry […]

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Canada Environment

Canada Environment

The vegetation reflects the latitudinal variation of the climate and soils. About half of the Canadian territory has frozen soils for most of the year or all year round (pergelisol): this greatly reduces the chances of plant life. The tundras cover the whole of “Upper Canada” to the southern shores of Baffin Bay. In the […]

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