I believe that this was Canada’s top Moment because that was first time Canada created and identity for it’s self. Canada got dragged into the First World War whether they liked it or not. But at Vimy Ridge, Canadians got a real chance to show their mettle. Hundred thousand Canadian troops rushed and overcame the German forces, capturing the ridge and allowing French forces to catch the nearby town of Aisne under defended. This victory made other nations respect Canada.
2.) Women’s suffrage:
In the early decade of the 1900’s women had no right to vote until 1918 and that was in sporadic fashion. Two years after that, the women of Manitoba became the first to vote at the provincial level. At the provincial level, public debate in Ontario began. Despite numerous petitions and bills, Ontario's lawmakers, confident that they had public opinion behind them, repeatedly blocked changes. On 28 January 1916, Manitoba women became the first in Canada to win the rights to vote and to hold provincial office following them, British Columbia approved women's suffrage on 5 April 1917, and Ontario suffragists celebrated. The women that stood up for their rights are incredible and because of the choices and their voice we wouldn’t be where we are today, as a nation.
3.) The Great Depression
Great Depression varied across nations, but it affected Canada the most. The worldwide Great Depression of the early 1930s was a social and economic shock that left millions of Canadians unemployed, hungry and homeless. Dirty Thirties, due to Canada’s heavy dependence on raw material and farm exports, combined with a crippling Prairies drought. I believe that The Great Depression Ranks this spot because Canadians handled the Great Depression with a minimum of drama. Life was tough in a cold country, and people were accustomed to dealing with adversity.
4.) Charter of Rights and Freedoms, 1982:
Pierre Elliot Trudeau must be credited for penning the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which granted greater political and civil rights to all Canadians. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms is important because it ensures basic rights and freedoms to Canadians no matter what background you are or your financial status is. The fundamental principles that we all enjoy as Canadians are because of it, that’s why I think it ranks this spot.
5.) Discovery of Insulin, 1922:
I think this is very important because 1 out of every 3 Canadians get diabetes. This cure was start to healing or controlling diabetes. Before insulin, getting diabetes could often mean a death sentence. But in 1920, Dr. Frederick Banting, an unknown in his field, thought he’d found the cure to diabetes. And it all involved a dog’s pancreas. Working out of a tiny lab, Banning and his assistant Charles Best removed the pancreas from dogs, and when they got diabetes, they injected the dog’s ground up pancreas to treat the disease. Their blood sugar dropped, and a treatment was born. After years of testing, they perfected a formula, winning a Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine.
6.) Liberation of Holland:
In the final months of the Second World War, Canadian forces were given the important and deadly task of liberating the Netherlands from Nazi occupation. This task took place from September 1944 to April 1945. The First Canadian Army fought German forces on the Scheldt estuary — opening the port of Antwerp. After clearing they allowed food and other relief to reach millions of desperate people. Today, Canada is remembered for heroism by the Dutch for enslaving them from the hardships that the Nazis giving them.
7.) Baby Boom:
Canada's birthrate rocketed from the end of the Second World War until about