Canada 's Prosperity And Success

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Canada’s prosperity and success can be attributed to many different events in history, in many different points in time. In this essay, I will be discussing how the Statute of Westminster, which was a British law that stated Canada’s new political powers (Hillmer, Norman. "Statute of Westminster." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Web. 27 Apr. 2015); the Bank of Canada, which solidified Canada’s economy during the Great Depression ("The Bank 's History." - Bank of Canada. Web. 27 Apr. 2015); and WWII, and how it changed Canada into a key part in the future. (C.P. Stacey. "Second World War (WWII)." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Web. 27 Apr. 2015); all contributed to the changing of Canada. During the period 1930 to 1945 Canada gave and developed as an independent country due to the Statute of Westminster giving us independence; the Bank of Canada, and how it stabilized our economy; and, our participation in WWII earning us more recognition and boosting our economy. The Statute of Westminster gave Canada independence as it gave Canada legal freedom, except in some areas where they chose to remain subordinate to Britain. Previously, Britain had very vague powers, as well as the power to override authority. Canada then began to assert its dominance in the early 1920’s when Prime Minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King, refused to assist the British occupation forces in Turkey, without approval from Ottawa. Finally in 1931, the Statute of Westminster was passed by British parliament,
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