Canada is a country with dual nationality, (French Canada and English Canada), which has its roots in the British conquest of the French colony (around Quebec and Ontario) in 1760. This dual heritage dominates the political and societal issues pertaining to the country and has, to a certain extent, polarized its people. The French speaking community are fiercely defensive of their cultural origins and their language and have been resistant to assimilation.

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