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In 1932 the British Empire Economic Conference is held in Ottawa to debate the world financial crisis.
In 1932 the British Empire Economic Conference is held in Ottawa to debate the world financial crisis.
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At the time of the First World War the British Dominion of Canada functioned as a self-governing state within the Empire, only gaining independence in 1931. Newfoundland, on Canada's eastern coast, formed a separate dominion until 1949 when it became a province of Canada.

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Further reading

  • Eldridge, C.C., Kith and Kin: Canada, Britain and the United States from the Revolution to the Cold War (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1997)
  • Hilmer, N. & Dilks, D., Britain and Canada in the Age of Mackenzie King (London : Canadian High Commission, 1978)
  • Mckenzie, F., In the National Interest: Dominions: Support for Britain and the Commonwealth after the Second World War (Routledge, 2006)
  • Moyles, R.G and Owram, D., Imperial Dreams and Colonial Realities: British Views of Canada, 1880-1914 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1988)
  • Muirhead, B., The Development of Postwar Canadian Trade Policy: The Failure of the Anglo-European Option (Montreal: McGill-Queen's Press, 1992)