15 things most Canadians don’t know about their own country

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We never owned Alaska

The notion that Alaska was once part of Canada makes sense, if all you’re taking into account is geography. After all, Alaska is way up there on the map, right next to the Yukon and just on top of British Columbia. That said, it’s a common misconception that Canada “sold” Alaska to the U.S. Our southern neighbours bought the state from Russia in 1867.

 

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