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Parliament Remembers

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, Canadians will pause for a moment of silence to honour the more than 118,000 men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Formerly known as “Armistice Day”, Remembrance Day commemorates the armistice agreement between the Allies and Germany that…

The National War Memorial, Parliament grounds, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Snapshot: Canadian Veterans

Isabelle Lafontaine-Émond Aboriginal Affairs and Social Development  The programs and services the federal government offers to Canadian veterans have generated a lot of interest in recent years. How well do we know this important segment of the population and their needs? This HillNote provides a snapshot of Canadian veterans. It presents some telling statistics and looks…

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Parliament Remembers

Karen Norman and Mayra Perez-Leclerc Legal and Social Affairs Division On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, Canadians will pause for a moment of silence to honour the more than 118,000 men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Formerly known as “Armistice Day”, Remembrance Day…

Memorial Chamber, First World War Book of Remembrance, Parliament Hill

Parliament and the First World War – 1. Before the Storm: From Discord to Unity

This is the first in a series of three articles.  Jean-Rodrigue ParéLegal and Social Affairs Division A Canadian contribution to the Imperial Navy? At the start of the 20th century, all industrialized nations were engaged, to varying degrees, in an arms race. The modernization of the German navy was particularly alarming to the British Empire, which…