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Quebec and New Brunswick - Over 90 percent of the county's population speaks French.These two future provinces couldn't agree on which one of them owned Madawaska County. So they rolled dice for it. What are the two provinces?

       a. Quebec and New Brunswick
       b. Ontario and Manitoba
       c. New Brunswick and Nova Scotia
       d. Quebec and Ontario


Quebec - The Quebec flag was the first provincial flag officially adopted in Canada.What is the only Canadian province whose flag has just two colours?

       a. Quebec
       b. Newfoundland
       c. Saskatchewan
       d. British Columbia


Extraordinary - The Triple E Senate was designed to serve as a critical check on the power of the House of Commons and to provide better provincial representation at the national level of government. Which of these was not one of the Three E's that Westerners demanded of a reformed Canadian Senate?

       a. Effective
       b. Elected
       c. Extraordinary
       d. Equal


Lucien Bouchard - Bouchard was a Quebec nationalist during his entire Canadian political career.What Canadian ambassador to France went on to work for the dismemberment of Canada?

       a. Lucien Bouchard
       b. Rene Levesque
       c. Jacques Parizeau
       d. Gilles Duceppe


Reach for the Top - Alex Trebek hosted the Toronto version for several years.What CBC quiz show for high school kids began in Vancouver in 1961, and later included future Tory leaders Kim Campbell and Stephen Harper as players (although only Campbell made it on air)?

       a. Reach for the Top
       b. SmartAsk
       c. Trivial Pursuit
       d. Who Wants to Win $5


Celine Dion - Dion's music has been influenced by music genres ranging from rock to gospel and classical. In 1990, who refused the Felix she was awarded as Anglophone artist of the year?

       a. Mitsou
       b. Celine Dion
       c. Ginette Reno
       d. Nanette Workman


Newfoundland and Labrador - Both Alberta and Saskatchewan do not have any saltwater coastline.Fifteen percent of the entire coastline in the world is Canadian. But what province has the longest coastline?

       a. Newfoundland and Labrador
       b. British Columbia
       c. Quebec
       d. Ontario


Gilles Duceppe - The Revolutionary Communist Party of Canada, or RCP Canada, is a revolutionary communist party oriented around Marxism-Leninism-Maoism.In the 2004 Canadian federal election, which of the four leaders had belonged to a Maoist party until he was 33?

       a. Gilles Duceppe
       b. Jack Layton
       c. Stephen Harper
       d. Paul Martin


Wellington - The Parliament of Canada is composed of three parts consisting of the monarch, the Senate, and the House of Commons.If you were mailing something to Canada's Parliament, to what street would the letter carrier take it?

       a. Sussex
       b. Sparks
       c. Wellington
       d. Bank


Winnipeg - He served as the 41st Mayor of Winnipeg, Manitoba from 1998 to 2004.Glen Murray was the first openly gay mayor elected to office in a major Canadian city. Which one?

       a. Halifax
       b. Winnipeg
       c. Toronto
       d. Calgary


Pierre Trudeau - Trudeau's first years in office are most remembered for the passage of his implementation of official bilingualism.What future Canadian prime minister was jailed in Palestine as a suspected Israeli spy, evacuated from China ahead of Mao's Red Army, detained in the USSR for throwing snowballs at a statue of Lenin and held by the US Coast Guard for trying to canoe to Cuba?

       a. Pierre Trudeau
       b. John Turner
       c. Kim Campbell
       d. Paul Martin


Charles Connell - From 1865 to 1866, Connell published his own newspaper, The Union.In 1860, New Brunswick Postmaster General Charles Connell issued a new series of stamps for the colony. Who or what did the 5-cent stamp depict?

       a. Charles Connell
       b. Queen Victoria
       c. A beaver
       d. A maple leaf



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