147. The beaver was given official status as an emblem of Canada when “An Act to provide for the recognition of the Beaver (Castor canadensis) as a symbol of the sovereignty of Canada” received royal assent on March 24, 1975. However, the beaver was a part of the Canadian identity long before Parliament passed the National Symbol of Canada Act.
146. Born out of a need for a national police force to implement the law in Canada's newly acquired western territories, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has evolved into a world-renowned organization of more than 28,000 people.
In May 1873, the Parliament of Canada established a central police force, and sent 150 recruits west to Manitoba. The new police... View details ⇨
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