Canada is a self-governing
dominion in the British Commonwealth of Nations. In xxxxxxxxx Canada
issued a set of four stamps in 1949 showing the growth of Canada from
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick Ontario and Quebec formed
the Confederation in 1867. in 1870 Canada purchased the territory
belonging to the Hudson's Bay Company. a small province of Manitoba
was created out of this territory in 1870, the rest was known as the
In 1871 British Columbia on the west coast joined in
1871, Prince Edward Island, in 1873, and the Arctic Islands in 1880.
The Yukon Territory was
created in 1898. In 1905 the Provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta
were created. In 1912 the borders of Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec were
basically settled with the border between Labrador and Quebec
determined in 1927. In 1949 Newfoundland joined Canada.
In 1999 Nunavut, comprising
a large part of the Northwest Territory, became the third Canadian
territory with the Yukon and Northwest Territories.
founded after the American Revolution by Great Britain which bought a
six-mile-wide strip of land on the west bank of the Niagara River
about 14 miles north of Niagara Falls for loyalists who had left the
new nation. In 1812 it was burned by the Americans. The picture shows
the community in 1781. The settlement in the upper right corner is
Youngstown, New York.