This was enlightening, cuz Caslon's perception of Canadian history heretofore was that it was all about building your friggin' transcontinental railroad. The US built its railroad in about a year....it took Canada, what?, centuries? Reading Canadian history, it isnt long before you're screaming....."BUILD THE FRIGGIN' RAILROAD ALREADY! GOD DAMN!!!" .... and then Dog River became the capital of Canada.
Funny video - completely almost true.
Not quite sure what you're getting at with the railways. We became a dominion in 1867 - our transcontinental railway was started in 1881 and the last spike was driven in 1885. The US declared independence in 1776 - the transcontinental railway was started in 1863 and the last spike was driven in 1869. Which railway do you suppose was longer? Perhaps you're talking about the underground railroad to Canada? That's something we're quite proud of you know?
Is your last point a reference to the show Corner Gas, because I am very impressed if it is.
You mean, Dog River isnt the capital of Canada?!?!?!
Yes last ref was to Corner Gas.
The lack of a transcontinental railroad was an issue in Canada before the actual building project was undertaken. I was referring to the reoccurence of that issue in your history. Everytime I turned the page there was some fucking problem with getting the railroad project begun....it went on and on and on......JUST BUILD THE GOD DAMN THING....AND MOVE ON! But you all were still practically individual colonies, for christ sake, and couldnt get your acts together to save your souls.
Finally, there was an incident early in the US Civil War. In 1861, a US warship stopped a british steamer and forceably removed two southern agents. The US suspected England might be sympathetic to the South because of the cotton trade. England was afraid the US might attack Canada and sent troops to beef up the Canadian defense. However, the Canadian railroad didnt go to the coast in Canadian territory. Heretofore, the canadian railroad just used the track going thru the state of Maine. Well, the brits couldnt transport troops thru the US. So they had to land in New Brunswick and transport the troops via sleigh to the canadian railroad.
This incident, by the way, is what prompted Britain to get the canadian colonies to become more united. Britain wanted you all to take more responsibility...and pay for.... your own defense. Oh my!.....look what happened in 1867. Quelle surprise! The Brits dumped your asses.