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Canadian History 1939: Canada makes their sovereignty official by voting to go to war against Germany independent of Britain, their first international act as a sovereign nation. Between the declaration of war and VE-Day, the Royal Canadian Navy grows a hundredfold as Canada takes up the bulk of the responsibility for protecting convoys from U-Boat attack, becoming experts in anti- submarine warfare. June 6, 1944: Canadian forces landing on Juno Beach on D-Day penetrate deeper into German territory than either the British or the Americans. 1946: Tommy Douglas introduces the universal health care system in Saskatchewan. By 1961 all provinces have adopted the health care plan. May 14, 1947: The Canadian government repeals the Chinese Immigration Act of 1923. It will still take twenty years before Canadian immigration policy changes to allow Chinese immigration in any numbers. March 31, 1949: Newfoundland is brought (kicking and screaming) into Confederation, with a vote of 51% to 49% in favour of it. On December 6, 2001, Newfoundland officially changed its
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