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date: 07 December 2022

dominion. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Canadian History
Author(s):
J. E. HodgettsJ. E. Hodgetts

The title conferred on Canada by the preamble to the Constitution Act, 1867, whereby the provinces declare ‘their desire to be federally united into one Dominion under the Crown of the United Kingdom’. The title was chosen over the founding fathers' preference for ‘Kingdom’, allegedly to mollify Canada's republican neighbour but still represent the founding monarchical principle. Beginning in the 1950s, as an affirmation of independent status and to make a break with the colonial past, a homegrown ... ...

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