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- Canada : The world's second-largest country by total area, occupying most of northern North America; officially a bilingual nation, in English and French (population approx. 27 million).
- History of railways in Canada : A description of the history of railways in Canada from its first railway in 1836 to the present.
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- French in Canada : The linguistic heritage resulting from French colonization of parts of Canada.
- George II (Britain) : (1683-1760) The second Hanoverian king of Great Britain, reigning 1727-1760; son of George I.
- Grand Trunk Railway : A Canadian railway system based primarily in Ontario and Quebec, with operations over much of Canada and neighboring parts of the United States, that subsequently became the basis for Canadian National Railways.
- Laurentian Mountains : A greatly eroded mountain range which forms the Quebec portion of the Canadian shield; one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world.
- Ottawa : Capital city of Canada, population 812,129.
- Saint Lawrence River : A large river in North America, flowing northwards through the provinces of Ontario and Quebec and forming the primary drainage of the Great Lakes into the Atlantic Ocean.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King : Canadian politician (1874-1950) who was prime minister, off and on, over a 27 year period, leading the country through WWII and establishing a more independent relationship with Great Britain.