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Images from key moments in Canadian history

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Toronto. November 27, 1948. Calgary Stampeders celebrate in their dressing room after defeating the Ottawa Roughriders to win the Grey Cup. Holding the Grey Cup is Coach Les Lear (helmet) and centre Chuck Anderson who was the outstanding player on the field. Other players who can be identified are (42) Woody Strode, (5) Harry Hood and (49) Dave Tomlinson.

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Prime Minister Brian Mulroney is all smiles before signing the proposed Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the United States. Prime Minister Mulroney did the signing in Ottawa, Saturday. 1988


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April 18, 1942. The Stanley Cup, emblematic of hockey's world championship eluded the Toronto Maple Leafs for ten long, lean years until Saturday night when Leafs eked out a 3-1 win over Detroit Red Wings. Here we see Captain Syl Apps firmly clutching the silverware. "It was a long wait, but it was worth it," said the Pride of Paris, Ont.

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John A Macdonald: Sheet music for the Macdonald Loyal Opposition Galop

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Canada's first prime minister Sir John A. Macdonald


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Two wounded Canadian soldiers lie on the pebble beach of Dieppe on August 19, 1942 as a tank and landing craft burn. Sixty years ago Canadian forces, supported by British commandos and American Rangers, launched a raid on the German-occupied French coast around Dieppe at a cost of 913 men. Of the 4,963 Canadians who embarked for the operation only 2,210 returned to England, and many of these were wounded.


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The only known images of Lord Selkirk in existence (apart from a photo of a bust of his head). Both are from the Provincial Archives of Manitoba.

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Canadian soldiers in the trenches at Vimy Ridge in 1917 during the First World War. On a blustery Easter Monday morning, thousands of young Canadians poured out of trenches and underground bunkers and tunnels and swarmed up a gently sloping hillside in northern France, a place called Vimy Ridge.


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