North American country made up of 10 provinces and 3 territories. The name is reported have been derived from an Iroquoian word "kanata" which means "village". Can also refer to any element of the country's history, policy, government, or politics.

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Were the Dene people unaware they had mined ore for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki until the 1990s?

From a web project called The Forbidden Rock Prophecy (elsewhere it claims the atomic bombs were prophesied): Nor did they know what the materials they carried would be used for. So in addition ...
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Is Canadian PM Trudeau's explanation about quantum computing accurate?

In a recent press conference Justin Trudeau answered a journalist who asked him (initially jokingly) to explain quantum computers. He obliged with a <1 minute explanation which seems to receive ...
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Did Canadian children sing the Islamic song “Tala'al badru” to welcome Syrian refugees?

Saw this video being shared around in the social media, ostensibly a performance by Canadian children to welcome Syrian refugees' arrival to Canada. I recognized the song as the Islamic song Tala' al ...
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Have Islamic prayers been introduced into Ontario public schools while Christian ones have been removed?

Recently I saw one of those chain letters circulating that made a number of lurid claims that looked suspect for me. Here's the first such claim: Islamic prayers have now been introduced into ...
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Will there soon be more female doctors in Canada than male doctors in Canada?

Obviously no one can know the future with certainty. But several articles make statements regarding more women graduating with medical degrees than men and that in the near future more doctors will be ...
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If you have half of a Canadian $20 bill, is it worth $10?

I recently saw this tweet by What The F*** Facts: In Canada, if you have half of a $20 bill, it is worth $10. Is there any truth to this claim?
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Did Canada go from 2.5 million protected lakes and rivers, to just 159?

This claim, apparently originating with the Canadian New Democratic Party, states that under the Harper government, the number of protected lakes and rivers has dropped dramatically: On Facebook ...
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Do honeybees disrupt native pollinators in North America?

One of my colleagues at work is vegan, and I became curious about why vegans don't eat honey. After a search on the internet I found a website explaining why honey is not vegan. However what baffled ...
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Is food in Alberta, Canada contaminated with radioactivity?

A Canadian high-school student is reported to have found that some kelp from supermarkets is radioactive beyond safe limits. “Some of the kelp that I found was higher than what the International ...
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Has the Canadian government recently dismissed a net of 2,000 scientists?

A CBC article claims: In the past five years the federal government has dismissed more than 2,000 scientists, and hundreds of programs and world-renowned research facilities have lost their ...
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Has the cost of wireless services in Canada fallen nearly 20% during 2008-2013?

On Stephen Harper's Facebook page (the Prime Minister of Canada), I found many claims that I am skeptical of. The first one is that since 2008, the cost of wireless services has fallen 20 per cent. ...
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Did Canadian company HyperStealth invent an invisibility cloak?

This seemingly legitimate camouflage design company says it invented an invisibility cloak called Quantum Stealth that works by bending light "without cameras, batteries, lights or mirrors." http://...
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Does the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms not apply to government hiring practices?

While I was reading Yahoo! News today, I came across this article which discussed British Columbia's New Democratic Party's affirmative-action rules: According to the BC NDP's affirmative-action ...
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Are only 80% of Canadians born in the country?

This came up in chat where it was claimed that about 20% of Canadians are not born in the country itself, is that true? 20% of Canadians were not born in Canada
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Does the Conservative Party of Canada have a ban on abortion in its platform?

It would either be an outright ban (outlawed) or a ban on the public funding part (health care being all public in Canada). But I'm just asking: is there such a thing in their platform?