In 1947 Canadian kids started a “strike”, refusing to pay 8 cents for a candy bar whose price had gone up from 5 cents overnight. The movement spread throughout the country, but fizzled when people suspected it of being orchestrated by Communists. The candy remained at 8 cents.
During WWII Canada gave out buttons to people who tried to enlist but were refused due to medical reasons to show their willingness to fight.
Canada was almost called “The Kingdom of Canada” but it was rejected by the British government who feared it would offend the Americans.
Canada did not exist during the American Civil War.
Native Canadians were forcibly taken from their homes to attend cultural Reform Schools from 1840–1960. The last school closed in 1996.
In Feb 1942, a ship capsized off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. One of the 46 survivors was being cared for by local women who were trying to wash what they thought was oil off his skin. The women had never seen a black man before and we’re actually trying to wash the color off his skin.
The Canadian government staged a large-scale Nazi invasion of Winnipeg in 1942 to promote war bonds: citizens were arrested at random, armed “German” troops searched cars and buses, businesses were raided for supplies and Union flags were torn down and replaced with the flag of the Nazi Party.