1939-- Canada enters World War II. Great Britain's other dominions entered the war on September 3rd but Canada's Parliament did not convene until September 9th. An interesting article may be found at http://www.worldwar2database.com/html/canada.htm .
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(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)