Background: A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across an unfortified border. Canada's paramount political problem is meeting public demands for quality improvements in health care and education services after a decade of budget cuts. The issue of reconciling Quebec's francophone heritage with the majority anglophone Canadian population has moved to the back burner in recent years; support for separatism abated after the Quebec government's referendum on independence failed to pass in October of 1995.
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- May 24th 2013 VANCOUVER & VICTORIA – VERY VERY SPECIAL
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- May 17th 2013 Departure: China 2013
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- April 30th 2013 Back to Downtown
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- April 20th 2013 Vancouver Aquarium
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- April 18th 2013 Our first few days in British Columbia
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- April 16th 2013 Gatwick to Vancouver
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- February 21st 2013 Day Trip to Vancouver
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- February 6th 2013 Left Canada - back to UK
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- January 16th 2013 About to Board the Plane
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- January 8th 2013 Hello World!
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- December 13th 2012 8 hours to take off
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- December 1st 2012 Vancouver and the road to the Canadian Rockies
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- November 5th 2012 Vancouver: Bear hunting with the Godfather!
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- November 2nd 2012 The Adventure Begins...
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- October 31st 2012 I can't believe it!
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- October 22nd 2012 Vancouver
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- October 19th 2012 Edmonton to Vancouver - October 14-18, 2012
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- October 12th 2012 Stanley Park, Granville Island and Justin Bieber...who? Bieber?
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- October 10th 2012 Grey skies are gonna clear up...or maybe they won't
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- October 8th 2012 Final Days
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