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Canada Declares War
The Globe and Mail (11 September 1939)
Available on The Globe and Mail: Canada’s Heritage From 1844

Canada’s development as a sovereign nation can be characterized as a slow, gradual, and piece-meal process; however, one important gesture of independence occurred at the outset of the Second World War. On 10 September 1939, one week after England and France had declared war on Nazi Germany, Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King’s request that Canada join the Allied war effort was approved by parliament.