Canadian History A-Z

Can you name the facts about Canadian history from A to Z?

AAdvanced fighter aircraft program cancelled by Prime Minister Diefenbaker
BFirst female Canadian astronaut
CFrench explorer and colonial administrator, 'The Father of New France'
DNickname for Ottawa-area fallout bunker built during Cold War to protect government officials in case of nuclear war
ENow-defunct department store chain founded in 1869, published popular catalogues
F1960s terrorist organisation dedicated to the independence of Quebec
GSoviet embassy cipher clerk whose 1945 defection to Canada sparked the first East-West diplomatic crisis of the Cold War
HEnglish navigator who searched for the Northwest Passage until his crew mutinied
IConfederacy of indigenous tribes that wiped out New France's Huron allies
JFirst black Governor General of Canada
KYukon region in which gold was discovered in 1896
LMedieval Viking settlement on northernmost-tip of Newfoundland; the only widely-accepted site of pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact in the Americas
MLeader of the 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion, grandfather of longest-serving Prime Minister
NNewest (established in 1999) and largest territory of Canada
OSite of violent 1990 land dispute between Mohawks and the Canadian government
P14th Prime Minister of Canada, winner of Nobel Peace Prize
Q1774 British legislation that guaranteed French Canadians' free practice of Catholicism and use of French civil law
RExecuted leader of 1869 and 1885 Métis rebellions
SCanadian heroine of the War of 1812, warned British forces of an impending American attack; chocolatier namesake
TShawnee chief and military leader who died fighting the Americans in the War of 1812
UInformal network of secret routes to aid American slaves' escape to Canada
VSite of costly Canadian victory in 1917 First World War battle
WBritish general who died fighting the French in the 1759 Battle of the Plains of Abraham
XMontreal World's Fair held in celebration of the centennial of Canadian Confederation
YCanadian rock icon, one of the 20th century's most influential musicians
ZClothes fastener invented by Swedish-Canadian immigrant in 1913
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