Monday, July 8, 2013

Fact of the Day: French Canada

Despite the nation of Canada originally being a part of the British Empire, most of the eastern lands of Canada once belonged to France. The land (along with parts in the modern-day United States) were part of a colony known as New France. After the Seven Years' War, France let Great Britain annex all of New France except Louisiana. The main reason why Quebec still speaks French as their official and most widely spoken language. 

20 comments:

AuL Howler said...

I love the views at canada

just beautiful

Pilar Domínguez said...

It is part of history .
In concern at your comment in my post of yesterday I wanted to tell you that you are so lucky to live in such a lovely state as North Carolina .Landscapes are incredible.Kisses and nice day, Adam:)

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely fact, you can't beat them.

Unknown said...

Never know what you'll get

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

And Canada has two official languages: French and English

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Buy something canadian and you get french and english packaging

DEZMOND said...

this is why the French part still wants to be independent which I support

Debra She Who Seeks said...

French colonists, explorers and fur traders were incredibly important in the early days of North America. If you ever get a chance to visit Quebec, go! It's a wonderful place.

Adam said...

I actually live in South Carolina right near the state border, the place in NC I was referring to is close by.

Adam said...

yes but the separatist movement is not supported by all people of Quebec. The main party that wanted separation had their worst elections ever the last time they voted.

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Yep, and you know that many people are not aware of this fact?
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de engineur said...

Interesting. Would love to visit Quebec one day.

DeniseinVA said...

I'd like to visit Quebec too one day. It looks like a very beautiful city. I have been up to Canada several times over the years and think the people there are very friendly.

I am also looking forward to exploring South Carolina more as that I know is also a very beautiful state and the people are just as nice and friendly.

Lovely and interesting post again Adam. I'm going to read the others that I missed since my last visit.

Thanks also for stopping by my blog and leaving such nice comments. Have a great week.

Denise
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Unknown said...

Yes... i already knew this, interesting.. Have a nice week Adam

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Pat Hatt said...

Be nice not to have seperate packaging on everything for french and english. They are rather ummm stick up their butt there too. Every other province has to have english and french, but not them, just french is fine.

jaybird said...

I really, really want to visit Quebec this summer. Not sure if that is going to happen, but man do I want too.

Theresa Mahoney said...

LOL at Holy's post. Come to America and you get English and Spanish packaging. Guess it's not much different in other countries.

Anna-Alina said...

Wow о_О

MEcoy said...

wow never heard of that

Dana said...

That's where many of my relatives comes from: French-speaking Canada. :)