"I didn't know at first that there were two languages in Canada. I just thought that there was one

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"I didn't know at first that there were two languages in Canada. I just thought that there was one way to speak to my father and another to speak to my mother." -- Louis St. Laurent. As the second French Canadian prime minister of Canada, Louis St. Laurent had a very influential role to Canada. St-Laurent became prime minister in 1948, after a selection authorized by a Liberal Convention. He was a well-respected prime minister and was given the name "Uncle Louis" for reshaping and improving Canada as an international well-known country. Actions and policies, including the Trans-Canada Highway Act, the joining of Newfoundland and the St. Lawrence Seaway, were introduced by St-Laurent to impact Canada into a more developed country with a…show more content…
The Trans-Canada highway was an important achievement for Canada and Louis St. Laurent’s prime minister career that was hugely beneficial for Canada due to its impact on the economy and the convenience that was contributed by this amazing construction.

In order to build the Trans-Canada highway, Newfoundland’s decision to join Canada as one of the marine provinces can be viewed as extremely meaningful. Newfoundland became part of Canada on April 1st, 1949, and the following will be Louis St. Laurent’s speech addressing on the entry of Newfoundland into Confederation, representing Canada and on the behalf of the other nine provinces: “Newfoundland is in the very centre of the North Atlantic Community. Canada as a whole occupies a large part of the North Atlantic area. The nations of that whole area will be more secure in the new North Atlantic association. In the same way, Canada and Newfoundland will have greater security in being bound together in federal union. From today all Canadians, old and new, will work as one to preserve peace and to win security. And in a world where free people can work in security and peace, the opportunities for the enlarged Canada, with its ten provinces, are immense. But while there is yet room for improvement, there is no country in the world where that improvement is more possible, or indeed, more certain. The wealth of Canada is

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