2016

Check out our 2016 questions below- complete with resource packages to get you started! You can also download the PDF of all 2016 questions HERE!

Sir Wilfrid Laurier stated: “I think we can claim that Canada will fill the twentieth century”. Explain what Laurier meant and assess whether he was correct in his prediction.

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Women in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta were the first to achieve the vote in Canada in 1916. What were the three most important factors in achieving this success? Defend your answer.

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Despite their differences, Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, a Catholic francophone from Lower Canada and Robert Baldwin, a Protestant Anglophone from Upper Canada, facilitated Canada’s adoption of responsible government. Assess whether Lafontaine and Baldwin should be considered as the founders of what was to become Canada.

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In 1982, Section 35(1) of the Constitution Act affirmed the existence of aboriginal and treaty rights without articulating what they were. Since then, through various cases brought before it, the Supreme Court of Canada has specified the content of these rights drawing from agreements negotiated between the Crown and Aboriginal people since the 18th century. Using a specific right or agreement, assess how aboriginal and treaty rights have been expanded or limited by the Court since 1982.

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Compare and contrast the experience of two immigrant communities to Canada using one from the nineteenth and one from the twentieth century. Assess their experience in terms of their reception, their settlement, and the impact they had on their communities.

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