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1870 - The province of Manitoba joins Canada.

1870 - The province of Manitoba joins Canada.

In 1870, the province of Manitoba officially joined Canada after negotiations between the Métis and the government of Sir John A. Macdonald.

The joining of Manitoba to Canada also included the creation of the Northwest Territories, which encompassed parts of modern-day Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories.

In 1871, British Columbia joined Canada, and in 1873, the province of Prince Edward Island also joined.

In 1867, the British North America Act created the Dominion of Canada, which united the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

In 1871, the Dominion of Canada was officially recognized as an independent nation.

In 1872, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police was founded to maintain law and order in the Dominion of Canada.

In 1873, the first transcontinental railway was completed, allowing for increased trade between the East and West coasts of Canada.

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