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Canada has changed in many ways throughout history. As we learned the good and bad of Canada's past throughout the course this quadmester, I have chosen three major turning points in Canadian history which provide the most significance. The three points are women's rights, ethnic minority groups serving in World War 2, women's rights and residential schools. For many years only white men were permitted to join the forces in Canada. Due to the lack of soldiers in World War 2, women and people from ethnic minority groups were allowed to enter the Canadian troops. They were faced with many challenges, including being segregated and were forced to work twice as hard just to be respected and treated as equals to their white male counterparts. This eventually worked, and they were soon given respect by their fellow soldiers. This was a significant turning point in Canadian history because it gave women and people of an ethnic minority the right to serve in the forces if they wish to do so and granted them their constitutional rights.

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