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The History Of Canada (BRITISH REACTION)
- Published on May 30, 2023 veröffentlicht
- British Reaction To The History Of Canada
This is my reaction to The History Of Canada
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The history of Canada is rich with so many moments that could have changed history, however they never and Canada is the amazing country it is today. Recommend some other videos for me to watch.
Subtitles are available in French (and English)
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This was a great introduction to Canada for me. Canada has a really amazing history and I cannot wait to learn more about it. What other parts of Canada's history are important that were not mentioned on this video?
That s ok , I was married to a Brit for 35 years from southern England were then the Queens cherry trees grow , went to England many times , Scotland 5 times had fun lol , Ireland I was in like flin , wife nope , funny Scots and Irish in old very much same as first nations people , from feathers to colour s of are past , native we say migwitch in algoqian means thank u for your time , for time we do not get back , it is a gift
Hello Mert. I love your channel. Since most of the content about Canada is in English, it is generally limited to the English speaking point of view of Canada. If you're interested in learning more about the francophone reality, there's a great channel (but quite small) that dives into this topic: A Few Acres of Snow. They have a series of 3 videos that explore the history of French Canada and the Quebec independence movement. This is often a part of Canadian history that is not well represented in the vast majority of English language videos since they focus on the English speaking majority. This one approaches the subject in the most neutral way possible, without any obvious bias. I recommend it.
the transcontinental railroad was a big deal (lots of Scots involved too)
you might know the inuit people better as "eskimos" - which is considered a slur now.
One of our national heroes is Terry Fox. His story is one of an absolute champion who fought against cancer and ended up uniting a country. Every year Canadians raise money for cancer research and run for Terry. We all do it while in school, and the military also carries on that tradition.
Hello from Vancouver and thanks for the video. Speaking of Canada's role in the First World War, many Canadians don't even know this historical detail. After four years of dreadful futile fighting , the Canadians and Australians were secretly positioned side by side near the River Somme and on 8 August 1918 attacked the Imperial German Army. On that first day, they drove the Germans back 13 km and captured 12 thousand prisoners. In what was to become known as 'Canada's Hundred Days', the Canucks and Aussies broke through multiple fortified lines until the German high command declared unconditional surrender, ending the war. Hello to my cousins in Scotland!
Having a teacher in 8th grade teaches us ww1 and ww2 history instead of medical times, and im glad I got to learn more about history that is still affecting us to this day
@Waba Jaba Canadians started learning like 2 battles from WW1 around 2005 and still won't shut up about it 😂. Hell, many Canadians think they burned down the White House and then dropped atomic bombs on Japan 😂😂
The best part about Canada is that little bit of Canada is part of you whether you know it or not we're in your heart and in your soul.
I am canadian and I have never been to the Uk or anywhere like it but the respect is mutual. Canadians have as much respect for Britain as the British people have for us.
I was mainly raised in french and have lived most of my life in and around Montreal. If you have any specific question, please feel free to ask......I think you mentioned being a fan of ice hockey. If you ever visit Montreal, make sure to go see the Montreal Canadiens play.....we're in a bit of a reconstruction phase and the team isn't too good right now, but you can always feel the pride and the history. I was lucky enough to have tickets for the team's 100th season opening. I got to meet and shake hands with Henri Richard (He was 73 back then, but to this day he still is the player with the most Stanley cups....11.....Then again 9 out of 10 players with the most Stanley Cups played for the Montreal Canadiens and the team still leads the league for the most Stanley cups won with 24....the second best are the Toronto Maple leafs with 13. Although if I'm being fair, winning the Stanley cup was probably a lot easier when there were 6 teams in the league instead of 32.....) But yeah, if you do visit Montréal, make sure to catch a game and try to see everything they have to offer in terms of the team's history. By the way, even though something like 94% of Quebec's population speak French (as their mother tongue or second language) you won't have any problem getting around in english especially in and around Montreal. I'd recommend learning a few french words just to show that you respect the cultural difference, but if you can't it won't be a big deal. Most people over here are good people especially when it comes to interacting with people who are visiting.....but they do appreciate so much when someone takes the time to say "Bonjour" or "Merci" or as many french words as you can learn. It's a sign of respect, they'll appreciate it, and they'll do their best to make sure that you understand what they're saying. Anyways, again if you have any question please feel free to ask.
Something you might want to look into is the warbrides. Many UK woman married Canadian soldiers and many shiploads came over towards the end of the second world war. My late grandmother was one. My dads side came from Scotland and homesteaded in Manitoba about four generations maybe five ago. A lot of us are proud of our UK heritage and our connections.
Loved this. And love you guys right back. Canada didn’t suffer under the UK and didn’t fight them for our independence so our relationship is strong and most Canadians would have a high opinion of our British allies. Cheers
Your comments are a little skewed my friend. Canada certainly fought for its independence, just not the way one would naturally assume. Canada constantly fought to be recognized as its own by both America and the UK and often failed it her attempts. It was only after our persistence and participation during war that we gained authority and confidence of our own. That didn't come without risk. Most non protestant immigrants and French opposed our participation in WW1 and WW2. That alone almost ripped our rag-tag confederation apart. We don't even need to mention the constant threat of being usurped by the Americans to our south. .
Try saying that to an Indigenous person lol
By the way, I really enjoyed your video. The questioning of different historical possibilities or outcomes is a very intersting perspective. There is so much to learn about every country in the world, and you chose Canada. I'm in for the ride Sir. I'll probably end up learning things about my own country.
Two thing to definitely check out is the history of Louis reil and the maple syrup hiest there some of my favourite moments in Canadian history🇨🇦
Lost my uncle in The battle of kapelsche veer. His sacrifice will never be forgotten.
I have spent quite a bit of time working and living in Scotland (Aberdeen). The Scots I worked with were amazed as to how British we were. I explained that we were like the kid who grew up and moved away; we get together for holidays (Coronations) and when there’s some heavy lifting to be done (World Wars). We may have moved out to get a flat of our own, but we’re still family. Most Scots had no idea of the influence they had on us. I pointed out many of our towns and cities (London, Aberdeen, New Glasgow, Liverpool etc). Our first Prime Minister was a Scot, John A. MacDonald. We have a lot more similarities than differences. Although I have no Scottish blood as far as I know, I do play the pipes.
Visited the Viking site in Newfoundland last year. The number of Vikings was small, the number of First Nations was large, and there was no treasure (gold, narwhal tusks) to motivate Vikings to stay. The west side of Newfoundland is very rocky so growing crops is difficult.
Yes, I think so. They were looking for ways to expand their empire, and there wasn't any gold, and while there were plenty of first nations people they could have taken back as slaves, logistically it was difficult. It was alot easier to raid what is today scotland/england for slaves/gold/foodstuffs.
Also it's likely that the vikings were not the first pre columbus society to visit north america. Sweet potato originated in central america. But it's been found in the south pacific dating back about the year 1000. So at the same time the vikings were landing in what is today NFLD, the Polynesians were probably making contact with what we call the aztecs.
That is a great question to pose to on Canadians on how they see the British. My answer may not be unique, but I think its unique perspective in away. I am born in Hong Kong when Hong Kong was still a British Colony. And I am also a Canadian Citizen. A part of me disapprove of the Monarch and the British Government on a whole that they completely abandoned Hong Kong and will not help Hong Kong in any way after the exit in 1997. However on the Canadian side of me I am proud of the British Monarch and Government of keeping ties with Canada, and adjusting its role in reflect of times of change. And that Canada got its independence through diplomacy that allowed Canada to prosper and flourish. However at the end of the day Canada is now my home, and Hong Kong is just a nice place to visit.
Thanks for your comment Daniel, it is a great one. Yeah I am sad how the UK treated Hong Kong. I spent some time in Hong Kong for work a couple of years ago and really enjoyed my time there. Glad to hear you are enjoying life in Canada.
The lease was up. China was waiting
@Spitfirenut Spitfirenut China shouldn't have broken apart the one country two system agreements though, from my knowledge that whats coursed the most upset but I could be wrong? I do know a lot brits were annoyed and were happy that the UK offered more citizenships to people from Hong Kong.
The First Nations are fascinating to deep dive into. There is a lot of politics surrounding them and the treaties, but I recommend looking at the Trondek hwech'in the first nations of the Klondike, they are one of the only self-governing first nations peoples. Their community is awesome and friendly and really cool. I live on Treaty 6 in Alberta but lived in the Yukon and keep going back!
I'm a Canadian but my dad was born and lived in Scotland till 13 yrs of age. So I love a fellow Scotty is interested in learning about my magnificent country Canada. Keep on learning you'll be very surprised. We definitely are closer to Britain as opposed to the US. We are part of the Commonwealth . I will enjoy accompanying you on your educational journey.
I'm from Québec and I would say there is that love/hate relationship between Québec and the rest of Canada, probably similar to what you have between Scotland and England. Although hate is a strong word. It's much more of a "lets agree to disagree" type of thing. In the end, we're all Canadian and we mostly believe in the same things. We speak different languages but we're saying the same thing. We have some cultural differences but I don't think these can tear us appart.
I can't speak for everyone of course, but I think that most of us don't really dwell on our Brittish heritage or our ties to Great Britain. It may have been the case during the two World Wars but I don't think it applies much anymore. We're still allies, of course, but the Monarchy holds little interest for most people. I'm from French descent so that could have a bearing on my opinion but I get the feeling that goes for the whole country.
That is very interesting to know thanks. That is exactly the type of detail I was interested in finding out about. I am looking forward to finding out more about Quebec.
@Mert Can I'm from Quebec, but of Scottish heritage. Proud of Clan Comyn. Courage.
I am for Scottish independence, but not Quebec. Scots have a real reason, Quebecois do not.
Hi! I find Clip-Sharers reactions to Canada so fascinating to me as a Canadian. I think it’s because we just don’t have a great sense of how we’re viewed globally (other than being really polite 🤣). I mean, do people from around the world see the cultural differences between us and Americans? Granted, we are similar in lots of ways, but different in lots of ways as well!
I’d suggest you do a deeper dive into my home province of Nova Scotia. Particularly the settling of the Scots in the eastern areas (ie Cape Breton Island). There’s still a major Scottish influence in many of the communities there.
Nova Scotia = New Scotland 🙂
@A girl named Saskia Hi Saskia :)
I've noticed in other Clip-Shares comment sections tend to be chalk full of Canadians. We are deeply patriotic, but we are quietly patriotic. The states are known for being loud and proud, but because we don't really talk about what makes us so special. So we flock to channels like this. The reaction videos remind us of our history, teaches us new facts and gives us a lense to see how the world and other cultures view us. Bonus, we have such a great reputation it's generally "a feel good" video, which is a great way to end the night.
@Kendra Miller Well Said!
As a Canadian I have a great respect for the British. ❤ Always felt a connection, even though my family heritage came from many different areas in the world. 😅
I think for the most part English speaking Canadians are quite fond of the British.
I grew up in Nova Scotia and there is a very strong British/Scottish/Irish influence out there. In Cape Breton, N.S., which is very Scottish, they even have road signs in both English and Gaelic.
Our first pm was Scottish. Thanks for that, cheers bud.
Nice, I never knew that. Thanks for letting me know
@Mert Can Our second PM too, Alexander Mackenzie. Kim Campbell, the 19th PM, is of Scottish origin.
And a Scottish soldier set fire to the US White House.
@Mert Can There is definitely a strong Scottish heritage in Canada, and even in Québec where people would think the heritage is mostly French. The city of Montréal's Coat of arms has the four founding peoples' symbols on it: a Red Rose of Lancaster is for the English heritage of the population, a thistle for the Scots, sprig of clover/shamrock for the Irish heritage of the city, and to the bottom base was a beaver for the French that originally settled the territory and traded in furs, which has been replaces by a fleur de lys now. We've also added a White Pine symbol for the Indigenous Peoples. And that's just talking about the symbols, but it truly represents the foundation of the city, which can be seen and felt in different cultural stuff (scottish architecture, McGill University, McCord Museum, etc. for the Scots, Church St-Anne, Griffintown, the St-Patrick Parish, Joe Beef, Father Dowd, etc. for the Irish,...)
I was born in England but I grew up in Vancouver B.C. Canada, I actually think of myself more Canadian than I do British and I can honestly say it is a fantastic country to live in. I moved from Canada about 30 years ago and now live in The Netherlands but still have a lot of friends and family living there.
Am from Alberta, Canada. We love you all and the respect is mutual. Many here will still respect the Royal family. We're happily a commonwealth country.
My grandparents came to Canada post WW2, so I grew up in a house with close ties to the UK. The theme from Coronation Street was as normal for me as the Canadian anthem!
I live in Canada and know my nation is very very far from perfect but it is nice to know some people like us nonetheless.
My great grandfather on my father's side was British. He lived in Exeter England . My grandmother was part Irish I think. My Father came to Canada as a boy with his mother and 3 sisters. My great Grandfather on my Mom's side was from France. He immigrated to Canada. My Grandmother was french . She grew up in lac meguanitque in Quebec Canada. I am physically emotionally connected to french and English roots. I have family in the USA. In Colorado , and in the State of Washington . In Michigan and elsewhere in the States.
The losses sustained by the Newfoundland Regiment at Beaumont-Hamel on July 1, 1916, were staggering. Of the some 800 Newfoundlanders who went into battle that morning, only 68 were able to answer the roll call the next day, with more than 700 killed, wounded or missing.
LOL...Seems My Grandfather was a VERY Effective Machine Gunner then....he Fought at the silly "meat-grinder" Somme campaign on the German Side!.
Too Funny.....Well, look on the Bright side....it's Only "Newfies". :)
@Roman Heart You appear to think you are a wit but you're only half right.
I lived in Vancouver for a few years. It was a great time. Although there was one instance an old man made a comment on me speaking French, saying we were not in Quebec. Which I found funny since I am French and not from Quebec, I was talking to someone who wanted to improve their French.
I love England, although our army is little it has always made me proud for our support of England. I am a Canadian, I have two guys at work that speak French to each other. I like the French and they are present even in Western Canada. It is the Americans who are the hardest even though I have family there.
I am grateful for your interest in Canada, most other nationalities ignore us unless they need something.
The video you watched is from the limited perspective of a British Canadian. The vid missed a whole lot of historically important events, anglicized Francophone names like an American and ignored Indigenous civilizations. I have a channel where I blab about my metal vinyl, table-top game and book collections but I’ve always wanted to do a complete history of the land of Canada.
we don't lose wars because we're very picky about the ones we partake in --- usually at the behest of the British. 🙏 - Love your channel - I'm Canadian but my maternal grandmother comes from Portsmouth and my Great Grandfather worked down the mines in Sheffield before emigrating to the colonies #anglophile 💛
I dunno. I think we can chalk afghanistan up in the loss column.
Hi from Winnipeg, Manitoba! Great video👍!! I love Britain and the Royal Family ( NOT Harry WAAAGH and Meghan), I come from a RCAF family, and was born in the UK when my Dad was posted to RAF Finningley. I also recommend digging deeper into the War of 1812 since it gets forgotten about or glossed over -I think because of the Napoleonic Wars. 🍁🍁
As someone who grew up in Southern Ontario, in a town that was the site of one of the battles of the War of 1812, I am extremely grateful to Britain for the part they played in the not only the founding, but the preservation of Canada against the Americans who tried to annex it. I'm also very grateful to the First Nations people who fought with the British during the War of 1812 as well, with particular admiration for Tecumseh. You should do a reaction video to the War of 1812, because it's a very interesting part of history that you indicate that you're not familiar with. One of the most important figures was British General Sir Isaac Brock, often called the Saviour of Canada, who was charged with defending Upper Canada (as Ontario was then called) in the first year of the war. He was killed at the Battle of Queenston Heights in October 1813 leading a charge to retake an artillery position. I'm also grateful for the part that Quebecois troops played in the War of 1812 as well, particularly Chateauguay & Crysler's Farm. Growing up where I did, the emphasis was on the British & Canadian militia's contribution; in fact, the militia was largely unreliable and were nowhere near as important as the British & Natives. When I went to Romania about 10 years ago, one of the hotels I stayed at had a mural painted on an entire wall paying tribute to Napoleon, which was shocking to me, having learned mainly the British perspective, lol.
Research shows that First Nations have distinct DNA groups. Asia for sure. Bit not a single chain
I live in Ridgeway, part of Fort Erie and that siege was the site of the most battle deaths on Canadian soil in our history (Death at Snake Hill. Whitehorne, Williamson). In 1987 28 bodies were exhumed from a single lot when a house was being built but MANY more are unaccounted for. For the last four years a group of us fought tooth and nail, with thousands of signatures, tons of research and expert witnesses to prevent a development at a site only a few hundred yards away but the developer won....of course....in a rigged Ford appointee advantage. Bodies have been found there for over a century and simply unceremoniously and disgracefully discarded. The woods was also a vital migration point for wildfowl and the site of aboriginal and escaped slave settlements. Now levelled.
Another battle in 1866 was the Fenian Invasion in Ridgeway where hardened Civil War veterans of Irish descent, with the full backing of the US government and West Point, invaded trying to take Canada as a trading chip for a free Ireland. It failed BUT was the reason Canada became a country the very next year, for self defense from the US. The 200 years of a peaceful border is a myth.
Are you proud of the deportation of the french Canadians and the burnt down of the Canadian parliament in Montreal by anglophones ... act of terrorism by anglophones who moved to Toronto
@J Bold what a foolish question. I don't know why you think any reasonable person would be proud of any act of terror, or me in particular when you certainly don't know me. In any case, I'm not looking for a fight. No particular group has clean hands, including the British, natives & French in the history of Canada, and to pretend otherwise is to be ignorant of both history and human nature.
@Susie Q I used to ride my motorbike (mostly as an excuse for a ride along the lake) to a graveyard in Fort Erie. Many graves from 1812. Always kinda hit me in an unexpected way. love the area, love the roads :)
We are still part of the British commonwealth . I am very proud of being connected to Britain.
My Father in Law is from Scotland so I am busy doing genealogy of Scotland.
Goof for you doing this research and learning more about our country.
My father’s ancestors arrived in New France in the 1600’s. My mother’s parent’s arrived in Canada from the UK in the early 1900’s. My mother tongue is English, but I am Bilingual. I’ve visited both the UK and France on business and pleasure, and look forward to future trips.
In 2017 as part of the 150th anniversary of Canada there was a 3 part miniseries called “the world without Canada” 1 episode is about the natural resources Canada provides the world, 1 part is about the science and technology that Canada has provided and 1 episode is about the history and hero’s of Canada and in all 3 episodes they take a look at a world where Canada had never existed and how things would be different (all 3 episodes can be found on Clip-Share on a channel called Canada strong and they are all 45ish minutes long)
Worked with a Scottish guy while on the west coast of Canada. He pointed out to me that the east coast of Canada was almost as far away from us as his home country. I looked it up and he was right. (Every person from Scotland or of Scottish heritage I've ever met have been too smart for their own good and extremely tough. If you ever find yourself about to fight a red haired Scott. Run. Especially if you knock them down and think you've won. )
Good day, eh. And welcome to The Great White North. Thank you for taking an interest in Canadian culture. I'm happy to offer my insights into your induction. As a Canadian born Brit (first generation) I might be able to bridge some cultural gaps for you. Here are a few suggested topics to look into that are staples of Canadian culture: Tim Horton's (Timmie's), the history of the NHL and anything hockey, what makes Canada different from the USA (don't ever compare us) and why the beaver is our national animal.
You have to react to a US report on the Highway of Hero’s. And the Trews song Highway of Hero’s. They are both amazing. Btw my ancestors are from Skye
Ok will do thanks. Wow nice, Skye is a beautiful place. Have you ever visited?
We also have the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. You should look up the battle of Beaumont-Hamel, where the regiment was nearly entirely wiped out. I believe Canadians were also the first to encounter the German gas attacks at Ypres. We contributed a lot to Great Britain and we still do. The queen is on our money. We have Victorias day on May 24th weekend aswell.
Happy Victoria day! ❤🇨🇦
Something that is rarely talked about is how important the boreal forest is, quite like the brazilian rain forest. With it's many animals and bird species they are at risk due to oil and gas exploration and mining and logging.
My little sister lives in and grew up in Cambridge Bay. Inuit culture is cool. Seems very simple and relaxing and also extreme in every way. I’m from the NWT and that’s freezing a lot of the year. Can’t imagine the arctic.
As a french-canadian i can say that there is still some rivalry (im from a small town with outdated trends) between Quebec and the rest of Canada but it seems to be dying out as more and more french-canadians becomes fluent in english (there's probably others reasons to it tho). I never went to the other provinces of Canada ( i did travel a little but in europe) so i cant really tell how i would be treated there but i had many English friends when i was living in Montreal. The quiet revolution as far as i understand it : it was kicking out religion from the government and education system. If i remember correctly, Canada was helped by Great Britain in their war against USA but i dont know much more than that.
Something interesting that you might take a look at : the patriots wars, simply put it is french canadians versus english Canadians ( its all foggy in my head since its been forever i heard about it).
I think I remember learning about the Inuit a little in school but now my kids learn about them half the year every year of school it seems lol. They never learn anything about Britain now sadly not sure why 😅 I think it would be more important to have a more broad range of knowledge rather than hyper focus on Inuit and first Nations.
I love how he Ask questions and doesn't pretent he's knows everything
greetings from ontario! it's wonderful to see your reaction to our history and your questions about first nations people, the quebecois and relations with england really show your sincere interest.
relations with the first nations people here are complicated because of some issues with unfair treatment and a feeling that government has really given them the short end of the stick. please take a moment to look up the disaster that was the residential schools of canada and the horrors these poor bastards had to endure. there's also real modern issues where many reservations still have to boil water to have something safe to use and there's a heap of native women that go missing every year suggesting there's a human trafficking problem too. i live very close to tyendinaga, a mohawk reservation. historically these natives have been our allies and helped us fight off the american invasion, which, if you're just hearing about it for the first time, ended with us burning down the white house :P being so close to the reservation most people here have heaps of mohawk friends and even family. it's been my priviledge to enjoy mohawk culture and i really feel very strongly about politicians needing to come to bat for standard of living issues, environmental concerns and many other things to see that these people get treated fairly so we can coexist in harmony.
our relationship with quebec is equally complicated. obviously it started with war and conquest. the FLQ crisis led to martial law and some hard feelings. there's been referendums to try and separate. right now quebec has special language laws to ensure french is on all signage, etc to protect their culture and prevent assimilation which is pretty admirable. on a personal basis french and english people get along fine... it seems the worst only really comes out when the politicians get involved.. but that's probably the same everywhere.
how do we percieve the english? honestly, there's not a lot of separation. growing up we get a lot of british programming on cbc/tvo (thats canadian and ontario tv respectively). our history is so intertwined. some examples: the queen is on all our money. we use british spelling for most things, which is interesting because almost all canadians live right along the american border so it really does feel like something deliberate and unique. our government very closely resembles british government and we even still have a governor general that represents the monarchy. we remain loyal to the monarchy and have always come to it's aid and to the aid of the other colonies. i imagine this relationship will endure for a long time.
Canada, UK, and Australia are family. I am in touch with a distant relative from Australia, and a big department store in the channel islands still holds my family name ( where my ancestors are from).
Hi, I'm from Nova Scotia. The specific region I'm from was settled by Acadians from France, but it was taken over by the British. Over the years, those two cultures have mixed a little. There's still a very strong connection to the Acadian Heritage here despite attempts by the British to relocate the Acadians. Just up the shore from my community is a small town that was founded by rum runners and Pirates. The town is called Yarmouth. There's even a stone with what looks like Viking runes carved into it that was found in the area. Yarmouth is located on a shallow sheltered harbor that was ideal for the smaller pirate ships to use.
The Capital of Nova Scotia is Halifax. This is one of only two cities in Nova Scotia. Halifax was somewhat built around it's harbor and the military installment known as the Citadel. The roads there follow the terrain for the most part, making it a very annoying thing to navigate if you're not from there. the entire waterfront area around the harbor is mostly composed of newer buildings after an event called the Halifax Explosion flattened almost everything along the waterfront. Thankfully, the people of Boston Sent aid to the survivors of that disaster. As a thank you to them, The province now provides them with a Christmas tree for their city every year.
I’d love to see you watch a video about the late Queen’s relationship with Canada, she visited Canada more than any other country!
My great aunt made her tea and buscuits on the royal tour of Canada in 1959. She visited a local monument called Battlefield House in Stoney Creek, Ontario and my Aunt and Uncle were the caretakers.
I have ancestors from both sides. My dads side is Acadian and we can trace back to the ancestor who landed in Port Royal, Nova Scotia back in the 1600’s. and then my moms side is more of a mosh mash but my great grandmother was born in Scotland and immigrated to Nova Scotia. I unfortunately wasn’t born in Nova Scotia, but eastern Ontario, close to the Quebec border where there is a lot of French. So I don’t speak fluent French, but I get by being able to take orders in french at Tim Hortons where I work, which I need because I would say about 80% of the customers we get are french speakers. Even though I work in Ontario, there are a lot of Francophones and a lot of people coming from Quebec.
I am from Saint John, New Brunswick. On a voyage in 1604, Samuel-de-Champlain named the St. John River in honour of St. Jean the Baptiste. Following the American Revolution, 14,000 American British supporters arrived, and in 1783 settled at the mouth of the St. John River. In 1785 this “Loyalist city” was incorporated by Royal Charter, making it Canada’s first incorporated city. We have two parks in the city that have pathways laid out as the Union Jack.
Great to see a Brit learning about the colonies 😆. I do appreciate Britain's role in Canada's history.
My experience with Quebec, is that the police there will sometimes deliberately give you a hard time if you have an out of province license plate, or if you can only speak english. Others can be down right douches.
With that being said, I'm sure there are nice officers there. I've just never met one myself.
As a Canadian I feel a kinship to my great Brits
Native American here our general Native population has a real severe alcohol and drug problem so a lot of us are pretty self victimized what else are you gonna do when your town has 10 weed dispensaries and 14 liquor stores the government gives us a lot of money it’s just the schools and reservations are also corrupt. So no one teaches anyone how to handle money or be more successful in life there’s no role models. I had to escape and find a mentor. some of us are 50-50 on how we feel about the residential schools im the latter I don’t really care. We struggle way too much now to worry about the past.
I definitely agree with the corruption 100%. im a young white adult and our generation is definitely trying to make improvements. but its hard when the political divide is so large now, that professional politicians cant even have down to earth conversations as simple as this one here. And when the "big guys" cant agree on anything, no progress is made. its like a stalemate. im just glad its getting better for your folk here in Canada compared to the USA, because DAMN the American government screwed your people over hard, and i think alot of that culture spread into here over the early years which caused alot of issues. (don't even get me started on the what the old times catholic church did to you guys tho)
@DarthCanadian 007 not just the Catholic church but all christian groups were a part of that.
@al Pearson Christians dont have nuns (and the schools were run by nuns) and actually really dislike the catholic ways
Altho alot of people say that, i just cant see that being true, also keep in mind how often, even historians, screw up who was who and who did what between the 2 religions.
@al Pearson At the request of the government
as the Canadian my great-great grandfather told me that they skated over the pond to form this country. and that was the beginning of Howe hockey came to be.
Hello, Ontarian here. There's definitely a tension between French Canadians and non-French speaking Canadians (at least in Ontario). Being bilingual is a huge benefit for government jobs.
Canada's first prime minister and "father of confederation" Sir John A Macdonald, was born in Scotland. Kingston, Canada's first capital, has a lot of Scottish elements in it. Much of English Canada (Ontario, etc.) has - and still has - very strong and favorable ties with the UK
Lots of hostility here about the monarchy and the church from our indigenous populations (so much so that street names, nursery rhymes, and written history are changing because the resentment).
I have no misgivings, I enjoy our relationship and don't mind the history. We like each other and get along fairly well. Sometimes there are tensions between groups: I have yet to meet a new Canadian that hasn't felt welcome here.
Proud to be Canadian. Maybe not so proud of our government these past few years.
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Loved this video! As a Canadian here are a few answers to some of your questions/ideas for future videos:
1. French Canadians mostly live in Quebec and they tried to leave Canada in the 90s and they nearly did so after a referendum vote
2. Our relationship with the native people is … complicated. We weren’t very nice to them in the past unfortunately so a topic to look into would be the Residential School system (tons of great videos on Clip-Share and it’s taught to us in schools)
3. We also feel very connected to Great Britain and large amounts of Canadians love shows and pop culture from GB. We also mostly favour the monarchy and loved the queen. We learn a lot of GB history in schools
Some other side notes/fun facts:
-90% of the Canadian Population lives within a 2 hour drive of the American Border
-we hate being called American or being told that we are the same as them (we are clearly better)
-hockey although loved isn’t actually our national sport. Neither is basketball which we created. It’s actually lacrosse
-Canada has become VERY expensive to live in and is currently going through a cost of living crisis where housing is in the highest demand with low availability leading to skyrocketing house prices making owning a house a luxury
-Canada is one of the only countries in the world where we can support ourselves without international trade if needed
-Our geography and seasons are wild. Crazy mountains, icy tundras etc. some areas go from summers of 40C degrees in summer to -40C degrees in winters. Currently we went from 14C degrees to -10C in a 24 hour period today.
Hope you continue your research and journey to learning more about our lovely country
Fantastic comment and thank you very much for it. I appreciate it. Really interested in the topics of Quebec and the Native people so will do some reactions to them over the coming months to really dive into them. And that is really cool to hear of the respect for Britain and our pop culture/monarchy.
Those are all great facts also. So interesting and really gives me a better understand of Canada already. The one about 90% of the population living so close to the border is mind blowing, especially considering the size of Canada.
I can't wait to find out more about your great country and happy to be at the start of my exploration and study.
The reason of 90% of Canadians living 2 hours from the US border is because the south was very plentiful in resources and caused most cities to be built further south. Northern canada is very hard to live in hence, not many people live there.
I doubt whether Canadians are really pro monarchy now that Charles is on the throne
@Swinger everyone I know had great respect for the Queen, with King Charles we're more ambivalent. He maybe our King in name but he's just not as interesting as the Queen. Plus since the monarchy is more of a figurehead in Canada, he just doesn't take up any brain space.
@Swinger a poll conducted recently actually provided a different answer and is not likely to change . It is absolutely incredible that in Canada we don't have a head of state that requires a new election every four years to elect a new king. And the president has considerably more authority than a monarch and often abuses that authority which a monarch cannot.
Depending on where you are from in Canada you're from in Canada, most of the questions you're asking will have very different answers.
As a Canadian I lived in the UK for 2 years. most people were great. some might look down their nose at you and say things like "oh. your from the colonies". which I always found funny because we have a much higher standard of living here.
Look at Switzerland. They speak German, French and Italian as official languages.. Greetings from Toronto!
if you can find it, there's a series called "Canada: A people's history", produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation CBC, our version of the BBC.
that series really deals with all the data about Canada in a great way using dramatization.
Most Canadians still pay respect to the crown, even celebrating the queens birthday to this day.
During the time Canada's flag was being considered, many people were still veterans or children of veterans from World War II. The old flag - derived from the Union Jack - had a sentimental attachment as the one that people had fought under during the war. Of course, people came to love the new flag as well, and unlike the old flag, it was a flag for all Canadians rather than just one derived (like the old flags of Australia and New Zealand) from the British flag.
My understanding is that the Conservatives voted yes thinking that the Liberals would vote no because they wanted The Pierson Pennant.
The Inuit traditionally live far up north in the cold. he other first nations were all over from the north o the southern border and beyond. The First Nations folks have many ties and some nations span the US/Canada border. Its a fascinating and heart breaking history and although we are trying now, we have a loooong way to go before the first nations peoples are treated the way they should be. as for the French, that is way deeper as well as there is actually many distinct French cultures in Canada apart from just the Quebecois. Again, another fascinatiing topiuc
I am a Newfoundlander, who speaks French. And I am half British/ Irish ancestry. We were our own republic until 1945. We did not join Canada as a province in 1931. We still have many French speaking settlements here. We call the French here Acadians.
I was born in Canada in 1973. Canada was still part of the British colony so when I went to the UK to live for 3 years back in 2009. I was given my citizenship to the UK. So I am Canadian/British. Plus I do have allot of family in the UK still. cheers
I remember the hoopla about the new Canadian Flag and think the reason many wanted to keep the old flag was that it had the Union Jack in the top right corner and these people still wanted to have a connection with the UK.
You say "aboot" like a Canadian lol. As for what Canadians think about the UK. We have nothing but respect for you guys, but at the same time, most think the monarchy is getting a little old, and we want to distance ourselves from them. But when it comes to historic, economic, geopolitical and military ties, we're shoulder to shoulder. Met some of your soldiers during my time in the Forces. Hardcore guys, ready to rock and roll. Always respected them.
Canada-Uk is family. Canada -USA is related cousin.
I think canada-usa a brothers, UK are cousins
Uk = Canadas father
USA= Canadas emancipated brother
It's more like the UK is the Dad, Canada is the good kid who lived at home for a long time, the US is the older half-brother from a previous marriage who lived with his mom and wasn't close to Canada for a long time but is now Canada's best friend (due to proximity and lack of options, he's still kind of a jerk). France is the estranged mom who went out for smokes and never came back.
Canada continues its sort of proudness of being french and english. All the leigion buildings for veterans have pictures of the queen in them. We are one of the few of the colonies that didnt go independant with a war with england. People like when the royal family visits and people watch bbc and stuff.
I'm pretty sure just about all Canadians love the British. We wouldn't exist if not for them.
Can't speak for all us but I'd guess our favorite people are 1) British, 2) Americans, 3) French. They have all help Canada so much.
For some weird reason Canada produces the best long range shooting teams in the world In top 5 longest shot Canada has 3. With longest being almost 1 km further than the previous record holder.
How’s it going EH? Good video. Wayne from Canada here. We are your allies. We are a strong country and support you guys on the other side of the pond. In my opinion, Canada is the best place to live. I have been to Europe and it is awesome as well. Cheers.
in american schools the war of 1812 was painted as a natural cease fire since they cant handle the fact that they lost
I am Canadian. I personally love all things about the UK. My accentry comes from Scottish and British, as do many Canadians, so most of us think of them as family. I also love the British royal family and thought of the then Queen Elizabeth as our Queen as well and now King Charles as our King.
Vikings eventually did come to settle in Canada, there were Viking artifacts found in the Eastern Provinces several years back. 👍
Hello! I'm a Canadian living in Grande Prairie, Alberta. I grew up in Coldwater, Ontario (very small town in central/southern Ontario) and went to high school in North Bay, Ontario. I have lived in Edmonton, Alberta, Slave Lake, Alberta, and Victoria, British Columbia and I can tell you all about what modern life is like in Canada, all over the country if you would like. I am not by any means, every Canadian's experience of Canada or the rich history of every group that has existed here, but I can direct you to some really good resources and would love to answer your questions if you're interested in doing an interview sometime.
I'm a First Nations person who lives in New Brunswick. We are Native American but first Nations people also include the Inuit people as well. There is alot of French speaking people here and there are some who don't even speak English.
About the vikings, there was a colony in Anse-aux-Meadows, in Newfoundland. Vikings called that area "Vinland"
Yes, the Canadians were highly effective militarists on both world wars. Their training made them some of the best troops and I believe they were used in WWI as the tip of the spear, elite troops to establish the start of major battles.
Being immune to cold played a part. -5°C is t-shirt weather, not bitterly cold.
2:29 Not only are there still First Nations people still living in Canada, but there are two First Nations communities 20 minutes from my house. They're lovely people and their culture is integral to the make up of Canadian society. 🧡
The indigenous people make up to 10% of the population. Where I live, Central Canada, the percentage is much higher than cities like GTA, Vancouver, Montreal.
😊😊😊😊 thanks (southern plaims cree)
I’m. It trying to spread hate but if you came to my town and seen the 3 reserves around it your opinion would change.
Well. My Scottish side and Irish side of my family were ran out of the UK in the 1800's we came to Canada 🇨🇦, or perhaps the USA. Look up the Clearings, basically an eviction notice of "get lost " Well. We prospered in Canada. I am glad that my Great great Grandfathers came to the shores of Canada. As much as you want to visit Canada. I would love to visit Scotland. Lay a wreath and a prayer to my ancestor Sir John DeGraeme. Falkirk
French and English canadians are like two brothers that rarely ever get along, but if you fuck with one you can bet the other will be there to back him up. we take the piss out of each other often but it's typically in an endearing way.
what you might find interesting though is that the bigger rivalries aren't really language based, or even east vs west, but really individual down to the provice. New Brushwick for instance has a fair amount of french speaking population and most people on the border cities between ontario and quebec are billingual.
Hi Inuk (Inuit) here, we're called only Inuit as because if you translate Inuit in English it means people, so it's kinda weird to say People People. And while we're at it, Inuk means Person :)
Well, I think it'll depend who you ask. The Indigenous people might not think too highly of The Crown/Empire. But, in general, I'd say most Canadians still feel a kinship with Britain. Plenty of our ancestors came from there. Myself, I have English, Scottish and Irish ancestors (and Scandinavian). My surname belongs to one of the oldest clans of Scotland. Most recently, my paternal grandmother and her family immegrated here from England in 1923/24ish. She was a royalist, and held much affection for the Queen. She held on to her British-ness as much as she could living in Canada, though she didn't have the accent; she was only 2 or so when she moved to Canada. She followed British news, and loved shows like East Enders and Coronation Street (of course), and always said "ta" instead of "thank you", and we always had a Sunday roast. Her influence rubbed off on me, so I have affection for England, and the UK in general. I really hope to visit Scotland one day too. ❤❤
Alot of Canada is from British decent. I grew up being really proud of my British heritage, the Queen and the monarchy. Every year we used to watch the Queen's Christmas speech. There's also a big difference in rural and urban Canadians with the rural being hidden from the world as 90% of Canadians live within 160 km of the US border in urban settings and pretty much have all the representation world wide. Rural Canadians have strong farming, hunting and outdoor culture. Canada produces about 12% of the world's wheat exports and about 12% of the world's lumber comes from Canada. They may seem small but keep in mind that's world wide.
Inuits = Eskimo's : Inuit first came to America approximately 15,000 years ago (before the Vikings). At the time there was a land bridge called Beringia connecting Asia to the Americas. It has since been submerged due to rising sea levels. The Inuit walked across this land bridge. So they look Asian because of their origins - they were Asian. they’re very sparse, but yea they do still live here in the territories.
I do wanna say, calling the Inuit people the E-word is considered a slur. I haven't watched the entire video yet, so you may be reitterring something in the video. But I did just wanna add to some comments you know. As a First Nation myself.
@Cec yea I know but he didn't understand what the Inuit are, and most ppl know them as the E word like you put it.
@Cec I don't see it, nor have I ever heard anyone use it as a bad slur tho, just more appropriate to call them by their real name and not by their cartoonish portrayal of the past. Like the word Indian and first nation/Natives
Hi Mert Can,
Love you video. My family immigrant from Gibraltar to Canada back in 1974. Love our UK heritage. Still have family back home and they adore coming to visit us near Toronto.
If you are even interested in visiting Canada we would be happy to show you around. Your welcome to stay with us. Plenty of room, large yard with a pool. Just make sure it's during summer Lol!
Take you on a northern Ontario canoe camping trip. Not for the faint of heart. Best way to experience our counties beauty.
I'd be happy to send you some links of our more recent back country camping trips if your interested
All the best from Canada 🇨🇦
Newfoundlander here - the vikings didn't stay here because our weather here is absolutely abysmal and was too harsh for them (where they landed anyway at L'ance aux Meadows)
Laura Secord saved Canada from the USA back in 1812 she was in Niagara Falls up top of this giant hill and look area saw the USA trying to come over the water towards Niagara on the lake. They have a tour of it there, even the old houses plus you can go up to the look out spot and see where I'm talking about it has her statue up there for check it out
The bilingual situation is indeed pretty unique. Usually is stands from the Native language not completely disapearing from a colonized land (new langauge + native language coexisting) or multiple "kingdoms" or it,s equivalent uniting with all of them keeping their own culture and language (like Switzerland, Belgium, etc.) That explains why French, Italian, Dutch or German are not strictly spoken in France, Italy, the Netherlands or Germany. But in this case, it's a colonizer's language that refused to disappear to *another colonizer* 😅
And yes, there are many differences between the French-Canadian culture and the English culture. In some areas it is more obvious, and in others, not so much. With time the difference tends to be less and less with the younger generations being pretty much "americanized" anyway. But there are still differences. French people are Catholic while English people are Protestant, usually (which is another reason why Québec has received so many Irish people in its history. Back when the Church still ruled the province, the Head of Church thought it would be helpful to have fellow Catholics to gain more power over the Protestants.) The province of Québec is also the only province to use the French Civil Law while the rest of the country uses Common Law (our Quebec Civil Code is based on the French Civil Code which is based on the Napoleon Code.) It is a Roman Law type of law, like in France or Germany were every law is written and coded and were the Courts and judges don't get to "make" laws (jurisprudence). They only apply it and jurisprudence is only accessory. It is used to show examples of how the law was used and applied, as well as doctrinal works. In a Common Law system, jurisprudence is the number one source that judges use to base their decisions on. It might seem like details, but when the whole country doesn's have the same law system and doesn't understand or apply its law the same way, it does result in many misunderstanding on the other part as to why X situation was allowed or why Y had the power to make the decision instead of Z when in the other system Z would have had that power and not Y. A lot a differences around constitutional law as well, as French people tend to allow less individual liberties to prioritize collective rights while it,s the other way around in Anglo-Saxon cultures. Of course there are many political debates. But in everyday life, with mr and mrs Everyone, it's not that big of a ddeal. Like I said, sometimes it can be obvious, depending on the subject and the generation or the level of politically invested the person is, and in other times it's really just people not speaking the same language, but still living a very similar everyday life and watching the same movies and tv shows, etc. I live in a very bilingual neighbourhood and I find that people get along just fine in everyday life and try to speak the other's language and kids play together at the park no matter what language is their mother tongue while parents watch and speak to each other a little without any problem whatsoever, etc.
Not unique , Belgium is bilingual too. (French in Walllonie and Dutch in Flemmish country, a few Germanish Friesan along the German border.
Sant-Maarten/ Saint-Martin Island in the Carabeen is the same. Some like Switzerland speak 4 languages (French, Italian, German and Romanche)
Could have maybe used some paragraphs in that reply.
Montréal is not Québec tho, the same way Paris is not France. There's a lot of tension in the Eastern Townships for example between the dying and empoverish English speaking community and the French speaking community over there. Plus, the French we speak in Québec ain't the same as the one in France. In Québec it is mixed with other languages from France like le "Picard" or le "Charentais", in addition to some indigenous words and francized English words. There's tensions all over the country for the surviving of French communities.
@Ghislain Laframboise Most african countries have dozens even sometimes hundreds of languages... Which drives a lot of ethnic tensions.
@Ghislain Laframboise Re-read the first sentence 🙃
You should do a video about Valour Road in Winnipeg. As a Winnipeg, I can tell you that our is one of our proudest moments.
Canada is a unique experiment. We are building a mosaic of cultures from around the world. The majority of Canada speaks English and French is primarily spoken in Quebec, New Brunswick is fully bilingual and French communities are sprinkled through the rest of Canada. Quebec is s nation within Canada. First Nations, Metis and Inuit had/have sever mistreatment we are slowly working through our Truth and Reconciliation process to fully recognize and support/reconcile these Nations within Canada. Our country is complex and beautiful because of its diversity.
Interesting. Yeah I am really interested in the diversity of Canada and peoples thoughts on it and how it is working. It seems like a great country for that and I will try and learn as much as I can.
@Terry French Perhaps it sounds Liberal, Green or NDP and even some of it from the Bloc Quebecois but not really Conservative.
Our country is fragmented and disunited because of its massive immigration and it's getting worse. There's a low level of social trust, and whatever uniquely Canadian culture there used to be has been lost over the past 20 years. Smug, privileged Canadians who refuse to admit the negative impacts of such huge immigration from culturally incompatible countries really irritate me. You can't address problems if you refuse to see what's right in front of your face.
Check out Tecumseh. His poem is quite brilliant. And he had a huge part in the war of 1812 between Canada and the States. We learn alot of Aborginal history in school. There is many different aboriginal tribes who all have very rich history. The Haida people on the West coast are the creator of Totem Polls and were known as fierce warriors.
Yes. Canada has never lost a "war" when it was involved as its own military force. There are examples where the outcome wasn't outright victory though, and even some losses. People will argue that Canada was not under its own command and therefore it does not qualify (eg. Boer war, Korean war, Afganistan, and a few under NATO & UN). That said, even with those debatable examples, Canada earned a global reputation for excellent peacekeeping abilities even in areas of open conflict.
The Haida weren't just fierce warriors. They were basically the North American version of vikings. Raiding and pillaging was a large part of their culture. And for a cool nugget of history, also were known to have developed and worn armour into battle. Not the heavy metal plate or chain that was seen in Europe but some quite ingenious methods and materials nonetheless.
@Wade H I had the pleasure of working on Haida Gwaii. Got to visit many ancient settlements guided by a Haida Elder. It was an amazing experience. You are absolutely right. They were ferocious warriors. The birtish intentionally introduce small pox and other illnesses to quell them. Quite a sad point in history. Great comment by the way.
HERITAGE MINUTES. It was a government program in Canada that ran commercials showing significant historical events in Canada the bluenose/dime, basket ball, goalie masks).
When you ask what Canadians think of Great Britain I would have to say that there is a huge amount of respect for the U K. If there were another war or say a natural disaster in in the U K, you could certainly count on us for unceasing help and support. You are family and that's the way it goes. Now, if Canada was playing the U K for the gold medal in Olympic hockey
....well, let's just say we might not be so "nice" to you haha
Bonjour-Hi from Quebec. I've lived in 5 Canadian provinces, the UK and US as well. It's true that that there is an anti-British sentiment particularly among immigrants from the ex-British colonies (or Canadians who simply don't want the Monarch!) 😢 It's not exactly Britain that immigrants don't like because they do like Britain so much so that they'll send their children to study in England and proudly boast of their British qualifications! Rather it's the 'whites' that they don't like. Their subconscious mind believed a story that was propagated by a group of people who hated the white rule. But these very same influencers had their education in English often in British universities. At the end of the day anti-British propaganda is rubbish, someone made money off of it just like the DEI issue. It's not as if people have not benefited from colonization! The propaganda that colonization was entirely evil is farther from the truth. Surely no one can clap with one hand. E.g. the lands and the people who worked on it were sold to the British by the local rulers who owned native lands, these were not white folk by the way, the local rulers were damn cruel to their people, so cruel that they would commit terrible atrocities and blame the British for it but no one talks about these things. Not to make light of the fact that there were cruel British rulers. Yet, we have to give Britain credit for developing lands and opening it for free trade. The British connection was so good that countries like Canada, Australia, have progressed and prospered. In the former colonies in South Asia, people learned English and had opportunity to study in universities, there was a rise in literacy rate, medical care etc., Those who took hold of these opportunities didn't waste time pointing blame or playing the discrimination card. Life for people in some of the countries that were colonized were not all cruel and brutal as it's portrayed. In fact, countries that were under the British rule are better off today than those countries colonized by the French or Portuguese. To say it was entirely a Canadian effort is not true because Canada will not be where it is today if it's not for the both the British and American trade deals. Take a look at our buildings, we have a very strong British influence in Canada in every province. The British have given back to the world a lot more than what people want to acknowledge & they should never have to apologize for their history of colonizing countries. Here in Canada it's a "stolen land" i.e. land acknowledgement that's an issue...The majority of Canadians are anti-Monarchists. Canadians want their own legal tender probably with the face of a beaver on it 😅 As for Quebec, the majority want a referendum and British/English presence out of their province 🤔 C'est la vie! Smart people are grateful for Britain's contribution to the world 🌱