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History of Canada
Topic Started: Apr 11 2008, 08:27 AM (2,530 Views)
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Due to the turnover in this region, much of the early history of the Region of Canada is sketchy.

The Early Days
It is known that the region was created by one of The True Domination's predecessor nations in late 2002. The True Domination's predecessor nation was the sole member of the region in the early days. Eventually, The True Domination's predecessor nation was abandoned while the number of nations in Canada remained at one. Sometime before the abandoned nation ceased to exist, other nations located to the region, unbeknown to the The True Domination's now abandoned predecessor nation.

Six months after The True Domination abandoned his first nation, the nation of The True Domination was created, and when that nation relocated to Canada, The True Domination discovered that the previously sparse region that existed roughly six months earlier was now home to 175 nations, a recently created off-site forum, and lots of activity.

This offsite forum was created in early May, 2003. At the time of the forum's creation, there were 175 nations, which, by the end of June, 2003, had increased to 220 nations.

The earliest known delegate of the region was the People's Rep. of Taiga. Not much is known about Taiga's administration.

The Las Chupacabras Era
Sometime in April or May, 2003, The Peoples Republic of Las Chupacabras took over as delegate from Taiga. Chups, as he was called, enjoyed two terms as Delegate. It was under his leadership that the first constitution and elections took place in the region. At the time, the region adopted an ambitious constitution with a very large cabinet and comparatively complex structure.

Initial elections took place on May 30, 2003. The Results were as follows:

Prime Minister- Las Chupacabras
Attorney-General - The Maple Leafs Rule
Solicitor-General- The Mighty Mof
Minister of Defence- Christopholous
Minister of Finance- Headpiece
Minister of Foreign Affairs- Razamanaz
Minister of the Environment- Eel Cezno (bob)
Minister of Immigration- Eternal Abyss
Minister of Industry- Aarondia
Minister of Agriculture- Kamloopa
Minister of Health-Canadistan
National Librarian-Slis
Leader of the Opposition- GoNadsGo
Speaker of the House- Heywoodjablowme

Early diplomatic relationships also were forged, with the regions of Africa and Canada setting up embassies in each otherís regions. An intelligence service was created, called the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service ("CSIS"). However, it failed to get off the ground and was eventually abandoned.

Summer, 2003
With Las Chupacabras unable to devote his attention to the region as he once did, in the summer of 2003, True Domination came on the scene and took over the region from Las Chupacabras in late July. The True Domination was in power for a few weeks, before going on a voluntary self-imposed international assignment to the Rejected Realms.

With The True Domination on sabbatical, Las Chupacabras briefly took over again.

Elections took place in August, with the following results:

Prime Minister (none elected)
Minister of the Environment: Eel Cezno (bob)
Minister of Agriculture and Deserts: Kamloopa
Ministry of Defence: Christopholous
Ministry of Music: Jakeman

Late Summer Power Vacuum
In Late August 2003, as the number of nations dipped to below 200, a power struggle occurred with respect to the UN Delegate position. At one point, the region had an unprecedented Three Delegates in Three Days. Las Chupacabras, the recently returned True Domination and The Queendom of Tofiti all had a turn as delegate in that three day period. Also, Razamanaz, arguably the greatest Canadian Nation to never have been delegate of Canada, came one endorsement short of gaining the delegacy during that time.

The True Domination Era
Eventually, the power struggle was ultimately resolved when The True Domination succeeded in securing enough endorsements to become the unchallenged Delegate. As a result of the late August power vacuum, coupled with the sudden decline in regional membership, the elected and constitutional institutions put in place by Las Chupacabras slowly deteriorated. Also, diplomatic relationships with the region of Africa unfortunately ceased.

In December, 2003, near the end of The True Dominationís regime, consultations began to remedy this situation. Consultations occurred within the region to canvass the member nations about re-establishing a government and a new constitution. With the participation of several member nations, it was determined that support existed for elections, and work began on a new draft constitution to facilitate new elections.

The Vancouver Crisis
The True Dominationís second term was marked by Canadaís increased participation in international events. In early December, 2003, Canada assisted the region of Vancouver in repelling invaders from the region of Luxembourg. The invaders had taken over Canadaís allies in Vancouver by installing a hostile UN Delegate. Within 24 hours, Canadaís participation in a counter-offensive helped restore the rightful delegate of Vancouver in his position, and allowed their democratically elected government to be re-installed.

The Dogs of War
The Vancouver experience was the catalyst behind The True Dominationís Dogs of War alliance, a home grown alliance aimed at having a readily available fighting force to aid democratic regions under attack by non-democratic invaders. The framework of the DoW alliance was put in place by True Domination. The DoW transformed itself into Canada's military wing under the guidance of Carbanousa in the year 2004.

Diplomacy
Another legacy of The True Dominationís second term was a proliferation of Diplomacy, aided by Bweezystan. With The True Domination's blessing, Bweezystan established an embassy in Portugal (with Portugal establishing an embassy in Canada). Further, diplomatic ties were forged with the region of Urbanites, a region with similar aims to Canadaís DoW alliance, and also with the region of the South Pacific.

Coinciding with these initiatives was a spike in the Region's population, which hit 250 nations in December, 2003.

Assistance to the South Pacific
Late in The True Dominationís second term as Delegate in early January, 2004, a coup attempt in the South Pacific, led by allies of Franco of the Pacific (the greatest dictator in the history of NationStates) was stymied in part with the help of a small UN delegation sent by Canada. Led by Boards of Canada, the Canadian delegation helped the democratic regime in the South Pacific withstand the hostile take-over attempt. The South Pacific sent the region of Canada many thanks for its assistance in the crisis. As a result of his leadership in the crisis, Boards of Canada was named official Canadian contact to the South Pacific.

New Constitution
On January 11, 2004, after much consultation, a referendum was commenced to adopt a new constitution as a precursor to new elections.

The Bweezystan Era
Constitutional Reform and Election Campaign
On January 13, 2004, The True Domination stepped aside and allowed Bweezystan to take over as delegate. Three days into the Bweezystan era, Canada's new Constitution was approved in a Referendum, by a vote of 20-0. Elections were immediately called for February 5-8, 2004. In the first week of the election campaign, the Canadian population hit a new record, peaking at 258 nations, and then hit a peak of 268 nations the following week. Also, concurrently with the election campaign, the Forums were completely overhauled, so as to allow for better communication.

Crisis in Alberta
In the final week of January, 2004, the neighboring region of Alberta was embroiled in turmoil as two conflicting factions vied for control of the region's Delegacy. Eventually, invaders from four different regions were drawn into Alberta, sending the region into chaos. Some refugees came to Canada from Alberta on a temporary basis during the power struggle.

Canada was drawn into the conflict by request of both sides to help mediate a settlement and assist the region's return to democratic rule. After some tense diplomatic exchanges, Bweezystan was eventually accepted by Alberta as a special consultant to assist in restoring order, appointing a neutral party to the delegacy on in interim basis and laying the groundwork for a democratically elected government in the region. The Six Point "Bweezystan Plan" was put forth in order to restore democracy. Aided in part by this framework, Alberta's many factions eventually set aside their differences, and emerged into a (temporary) solid and stable democracy of 50 nations.

Bilingualism
As an olive branch to a few francophones in the region, a bilingual forum was created in the final week of January. It was hoped that this would increase participation of francophones in the region, and further promote the region's linguistic heritage and diversity.

The First Parliament of the 2004 Constitutional Era
Elections concluded on February 8, 2004, with the following results:

Minister of Regional Affairs: Checkers McDog
Minister of Jusice: Micon
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: Dunefish
Minister of Foreign Affairs: Hudson Bay
Minister of Defence: Boardz
Prime Minister/Delegate: Bweezy

The new government attempted to address a few controversial issues, including the issue of installing a founder. For logistical reasons, the founder idea was soon abandoned.

The Cabinet approved some constitutional amendments designed at making the mechanisms of the constitution work better, which were adopted by a vote of 17-0 in a referendum ending February 26, 2004.

That same day, Hudson Bay resigned as Minister of Foreign Affairs. Meanwhile, Boardz, the Minister of Defence, was officially declared "Missing". Canadiiya took Hudson Bay's place ast MFA, while Cabinet slowly went about finding an interim replacment for the suddenly missing Boardz. Eventually, Boardz' friend Carbanousa was chosen as his successor.

The ChickenPants Crisis
The evening of February 28 saw an unlikely international incident pop up when it was learned that a nation called "ChickenPants" proposed, at the UN, that all Canadians be rounded up and put in concentration camps. ChickenPants was a member of the South Pacific region. Prime Minister Bweezy asked the South Pacific's delegate to look into it, and also sent a message to the SP ambassador in Canada.

What ensued was a class in how not to conduct international relations. The episode escalated from a simple request to a full international episode with mounting hostilities between Canada and the SP. Clearly, there was a personality clash between Prime Minister Bweezy and the Promise of Joshua, the ambassador from the SP. Promise of Joshua eventually resigned as ambassador over the conflict.

With continued relations with the South Pacific hanging in the balance, and Prime Minister Bweezy publicly calling for an immediate break in relations with the SP, Minister of Regional Affairs Checkers McDog and Minister of Foreign Affairs Canadiiya steered Cabinet into a path of peace and continued international relations and diplomacy with the South Pacific.

In a post episode Audit, Prime Minister Bweezy placed some of the blame for the incident on his own poor choice of words and short temper, concluding that this was a contributing factor to an already tense situation.

In the end, it was determined that diplomatic relations between the regions continue, and ChickenPants left the South Pacific before ejection procedures were able to be put in place by the SP.

A new era is announced
In the midst of the ChickenPants crisis, Prime Minister Bweezy announced that he planned to step down as Prime Minister on March 29th, 2004. He would set up the election campaign for the April elections, then leave Canada for 24 hours, allowing his endorsements to be wiped clean, and allowing a new delegate to take over as Prime Minister.

Bweezy's reasons for leaving were rooted in his conclusion that he had set out to write a constitution, form a government, and get the region active. With that objective more or less completed, and with no enthusiasm or new ideas for the region, Bweezy felt it would soon be time for him to step down, and keep the leadership of the region fresh and free of stagnation. In truth, Bweezy admitted that being Prime Minister was hard work, and that two months on the job was enough for him.

Active Recruitment
In the third week of March, Cabinet undertook an impromptu, ambitious and highly successful recruiting campaign. The first stage consisted of visiting the six largest regions (the five pacific birth regions and the Rejected Realms) and targeting nations with Canadian traits with telegrams, letting them know of Canada's existence.

The second stage consisted of constructing a "roving billboard nation" called "Visit Canada" which would be sent through various nations as a signal that Canada was active, with hopes of generating foreign interest in the region.

The recruitment drive caused Canada's population to increase by three dozen nations in only three days, pushing the total population to an all-time high of 308 nations (there were 266 when the recruiting drive began). 7 days after the drive started, Canada was at 328 nations.

Trouble in the British Isles
On March 22, 2004, it was learned that a group affiliated with the region of Ireland had overtaken both the regions of Northern Ireland and the UK. The region of England felt threatened and sought support to launch a counterstrike to "liberate" the region of the UK. Upon hearing of the conflict, Canada assumed its usual role as a neutral nation, and Prime Minister Bweezy immediately opened dialogue with the Irish delegate, Bohola.

In the meantime, the English decided to erroneously public state that Canada was its ally and was committing forces for a UK invasion.

This sent Prime Minister Bweezy into a vintage tirade, where he openly criticized England, its Delegate His Majesty, and restated Canada's neutrality.

During the conflict, due to national security concerns, Canada's Military wing, the Dogs of War, officially declared a Red Alert status for the first time in its history. The Red Alert was short lived however.

Happily, eventually all sides were able to negotiate an Irish withdrawal from the UK.

As a result of this conflict, Canada and England agreed to open embassies in each other's regions. Canada also offered Ireland the same opportunity to exchange ambassadors.

The Checkers McDog Era
On March 28, 2004, Bweezystan stepped aside, and at 5:00 a.m. March 29, 2004, Checkers McDog became the new Prime Minister and Delegate. Saskatoon Saskatchewan became the new Minister of Regional Affairs, as Checkers had to resign this position when she became Prime Minister.

Another SP Crisis
As the transfer of power was taking place, another crisis took place involving the South Pacific.

It was learned that a nation named New Canamerica gained access to CIA documents, and then moved to the South Pacific. Tense moments ensued with fingers pointing between key actors between the two regions.

At one point, several SP operatives came into Canada, including three SP Cabinet Ministers, including the Secretaries of Intelligence and Defence. This prompted Bweezy, who was no longer a Cabinet minister, to throw his third hissy fit in four weeks, this time leaving the region in protest for 29 hours.

In response, Prime Minister Checkers McDog and her cabinet asked all SP personnel to leave Canada. They complied. Soon, high ranking official from the SP and Canada cooperated in finding the culprit. After a lengthy investigation which included sharing intelligence between the regions, It was discovered the New Canamerica had over a half dozen aliases in both regions. Ultimately, Lexwolf, a former high ranking member of the 10000 Islands region, was fingered as the puppet master who concocted the scheme. Motive was never made entirely clear, though it was thought that Lexwolf's aim was to further destabilize South Pacific - Canada relations. Lexwolf, New Canamerica and all allied puppets were ejected from the region after New Canamerica failed to deny the accusations against it.

After the crisis subsided, Canadian and South Pacific representatives were once again allowed to travel through each other's regions.

Pan Canadian Tour
Bweezystan, now a private citizen, embarked on a tour of Canadian themed regions. The tour started off amidst much fanfare in Alberta. Two speeches were given, and Alberta consented to being the first region to join the proposed Pan Canadian Community - a multi-regional community hosted in Canada that was meant to facilitate communication between Canadian themed regions. However, the initial successes resulted in nothing but failures after that point. In the middle of the SP crisis, and after many failures in getting any interest in other Canadian themed regions, Bweezy abandoned the tour. Only Alberta and Saskatchewan showed interest in joining the PCC to that point, and neither bothered to christen the forums that were started for them in Canada.

The Second Parliament of the 2004 Constitutional Era
April 8-11, new elections were held, with the following results:

Minister of Regional Affairs - Bweezy
Minister of Defence - Carbanousa
Minister of Justice - Micon
Minister of Foreign Affairs - Candia
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer - The Cretonians

These five joined Checkers McDog into Cabinet. This featured the first election where all 5 positions were contested, showing maturity in the region's electoral and political system. A week after this Cabinet was sworn in, Canada's population hit an all-time high of 355 nations.

Parliamentary Innovations
Early in the April-May term, Cabinet made several innovation that were designed to expand the democratic nature of the region. The Cabinet Disclosure Law was passed, fulfilling the campaign promise that won Bweezy the hotly contested Minister of Regional Affairs race over Saskatoon Saskatchewan. The Law forced Cabinet to release weekly reports to the public over its activities. This innovation was designed to create more governmental accountability, increased disclosure with citizens, and an increase in interest in regional politics. The law also had built-in mechanisms to temporarily protect sensitive information from disclosure.

Simultaneously, Cabinet opened the House of Commons. Intended as a place where non-government members could hold Cabinet to account by questioning their activities (as outlined by the Cabinet Reports), it also gave rise to Canada's first political parties. Within two weeks, four parties had been founded.

Thirdly, Canada's first ever Dispute Resolution law was passed, giving Canadians clear guidelines as to how disputes will be investigated and adjudicated.

Fourthly, a Conflict of Interest Law was passed, forcing anyone with a position with another government to disclose it, or face suspension from government.

Cabinet also commissioned Mr. Popo to be the Cartographer of Canada, who created Canada's first official map.

Cabinet Resignations
There was much unexpected turnover during this term of government. The Cretonians, the Minister of Doughnuts and Beer, resigned abruptly two weeks into the term, citing concern over the Cabinet Disclosure Law. Ess was elevated to Cabinet in place of The Cretonians.

Meanwhile, in Foreign Affairs, Candia resigned and moved to the region of Zamboni. Zephyr Winds took over, then resigned, followed by Maikainzilion, who similarly took the position and quickly resigned. At the end of May, Beaver Country Canada took over the position, and appointed Horny Little Monkeys as her deputy. Bweezy offered to assist the ministry and provide some stability by creating the position of special ambassadorial coordinator.

Bweezy resigned as Minister of Regional Affairs following his suspension caused during the Nintendo Emerates affair. Drunken Hosers took over as his replacement.

New Diplomatic Ties
Canada opened diplomatic ties with China early in May, and entered into talks with 10000 Islands about an exchange of ambassadors at the end of May, 2004. Similarly, Canada entered into talks with Western Europe exploring the possibility of establishing diplomatic ties. After much discussion, embassies were opened and staffed for both regions in June, 2003.

TITO Exercise
At the beginning of May, Bweezy participated in a Ten Thousand Islands Treaty Organization (TITO) defensive exercise in the regions of Abbey Road and Minnesota. The exercise was typical of what TITO normally does (defending regions under attack) and brought home to Canada the tremendous organization required to successfully defend another region.

Canadian Sporting Agency
Ess, the Minister of Doughnuts and Beer, created the Canadian Sporting Agency in mid-May, with the hopes that such an Agency would eventually create a region wide RP hockey league. Ishkebible was named CSA president.

Nintendo Emerates Incident
Also in Mid-May, 2004, a rogue Alberta nation called Nintendo Emerates attacked and flamed Prime Minister Checkers McDog. When Alberta refused to apologize for the action, refused to control its members, and gave Canada veiled threats, Canada broke off all ties with Alberta, and suspended access to these boards of non-resident Alberta nations. Due to a conflict of interest (as an Alberta resident nation), Oilers Fan had to resign as Deputy Minister of Defence.

In the aftermath, it was learned that Bweezy sent a very angry and rude telegram to Nintento Emerates, which breached board guidelines. As such, he was suspended from government for five days as punishment.

IM2, Delegate of Alberta, exacerbated the conflict by calling Canadians "Whack Jobs" and harassing certain members via telegram. As such, most accounts of Alberta based nations were disabled for a cooling off period.

Pr0g Incident
Contemporaneously with the Nintendo Emerates incident, it was learned that a North Pacific resident nation posted a UN resolution asking that all Canadians be shot. After a complaint was filed, the North Pacific took swift and decisive action within its region to express its disgust and implement procedures to ensure that such an event would not happen again.

UN Vote Rigging
A pair of nations that were controlled by the same person were seen to vote on a UN poll, one of which was no longer resident in Canada. The voting had no effect on the outcome of the poll, but changes were proposed to legislation as a result of the incident.

The Third Parliament
June 13th saw the end of an election campaign in which the following were either elected or acclaimed:

Minister of Regional Affairs: Drunken Hosers
Minister of Defence: Carbanousa
Minister of Justice: Micon
Minister of Foreign Affairs: Beaver-Country-Canada
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: Ess

They joined Checkers McDog, the sitting delegate and Prime Minister in the third Parliament of the New Constitutional Era. All the positions were uncontested, with the exception of the race for Minister of Justice, where Micon defeated Bob and St. Lawrence.

Also, concurrently, a vote was held on amending the constitution. The amendments dealt with making provisions related to UN vote fraud clearer, and imposing a time limit for announcing your intention to run for office The amendments were adopted by a landslide.

Role Play Guidelines
Based in part on the urging of Mr. Popo, Role player extraordinaire, Cabinet put together a set of role play guidelines at the end of June, 2004. This was set up to advance the cause of role playing in the region, which was a noted area of weakness in Canada.

Amendment of Legislation
The Conflict of Interest Guidelines were amended in order to more specifically address issues related to "threats to regional security".

Population Trends
With the summer approaching, the region took its normal dip in population, dropping to 290 nations in early July. Conversely, Checkers McDog became the strongest Delegate in the history of the region by amassing 78 endorsements.

Alberta
USSB replaced IM2 as delegate of Alberta. Immediately thereafter, USSB attempted to re-open ties with Canada. Much heated discussion ensued, with no change in status having been consented to by Canada. IM2 then unexpectedly took over as delegate again, thereby terminating all discussion with respect to further normalization of relations between the two regions.

The North Pacific and East Pacific
In late June, 2004, the North Pacific delegacy was taken over by a NPO sleeper agent named UPS Rail. The NPO (New Pacific Order) is based out of The Pacific, and is known for its undemocratic tendencies. At the same time, the East Pacific's long standing delegate announced that he too was allying his region under the NPO umbrella.

In a quick series of events, the NPO delegate of the North Pacific ejected several long standing nations of the North Pacific, consolidated his power and then became angered by Francos of Spain, NPO delegate of the Pacific, and abdicated. This left the North Pacific with a non-NPO but totally unknown delegate.

Canada watched the skirmish from afar, without official involvement, though a few nations were told that they were free to travel to the North Pacific and aid Canada's old friend, Blackshear.

A group of rebels, led by the Alliance Defence Network and the Allied Liberation League hatched a plan to use a coding weakness to overthrow the illegitimate North Pacific government. Certain citizens in Canada were appalled at the precedent such action was setting, causing ADN heavyweights Kandarin, Crazy Girl and Ananke to visit Canada and attempt to calm fears. In the end, "Operation Puppet Master", as it was known, was a success, and the North Pacific quickly returned to its pre-invasion status.

Press Network
Canada established a Press Network within its borders, used primarily to report on internal matters, and occasionally draft new stories for distribution in other regions.

Population Growth
Canada undertook a massive immigration campaigned that saw the region become the tenth largest region in the world, and fourth largest user created region, topping out at over 550 nations.

Trouble in Tempest
Canada was offered diplomatic ties with the region of Tempest. Canada tentatively accepted. However, before any embassies could be opened, the government of Tempest was toppled, thereby putting an end to all talk of diplomatic ties. Also, the region became aligned with the region of Utopiafootball, which threatened to invade Canada. The region of Utopiafootall was an international light weight, and no attack on region was ever launched (or if it was, it was so feeble that no one noticed)

First Canadian Olympiad
The first ever Canadian Regional Olympics were held. Here are the final results:
Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
Amikdom 16 20 16 52
Kana Da 10 17 23 50
Micon 22 14 13 49
Checkers McDog 18 18 13 49
Esselldee 15 12 21 48
Scanada 18 14 15 47
Blackshear 12 15 16 43
Boreal Tundra 14 15 12 41
The USSB 13 12 16 41
Drunken Kanadians 14 13 13 40
Bweezystan 10 12 18 40
Batiara 17 12 10 39
Plebiland 14 14 10 38
Redundancia 9 18 8 35
Sankaar 10 7 7 24
Eel Cezno 5 2 5 12
Jessicia 3 5 4 12

The Fourth Parliament
Elections concluded August 17, 2004, and unanimously returned an unchanged slate to government:

Minister of Regional Affairs: Drunken Hosers
Minister of Defence: Carbanousa
Minister of Justice: Micon
Minister of Foreign Affairs: Beaver-Country-Canada
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: Ess

Diplomacy in South America
The region of South America offered to open ties with Canada. Canada agreed and the regions exchanged ambassadors.

New Government Positions
In order to facilitate the growth in the Press and Roleplay sectors, Cabinet created two more governmental positions: Press Secretary and Role Play Coordinator.

The Death of the NPO and Rise of the PRP
In August, 2004, the very core of the NationStates world was shaken when Francos Spain, leader of the NPO, left the game (some say he died, others say this was a hoax and he simply left the game). This caused a massive reorganization in the Pacific, whereby the NPO was officially scrapped and replaced by the Peoples Republic of the Pacific. On paper, the PRP appeared more democratic, though many of the NPO's leaders were also leading the PRP. The PRP attempted to end its international isolation in earnest and reached out to many regions, including Canada.

While regions such as the South Pacific, the North Pacific, the West Pacific and the Allied States of Euroislanders consented to opening diplomatic ties, Canada hesitated. Some non-government members challenged the PRP to open its forums to full disclosure as proof it did not have the same hidden agenda as the NPO. the PRP was further challenged to be more honest about its hand in a few attempted coups in other Pacific regions. The PRP refused answer to demands that it open its forums to prove its trustworthiness, and therefore negotiations at exchanging ambassadors abruptly failed.

The Proletariat Coalition
The Proletariat Coalition, a left leaning region, offered to open diplomatic ties with Canada. The offer was accepted and ambassadors were exchanged.

Regional Web Page
Mr. Popo created a Regional Web Page for the region, making Canada one of the few regions with their own web page and forums.

Guest Viewing Permissions
Canada changed permissions on its boards, allowing non-registered persons to visit the forums. This was viewed as an attempt to make the positive aspects of Canada to be more easily accessible, and further acted as an olive branch to the rest of the world, showing the Canada was free and open to all.

Carbanousa's Fleeting moment of Glory
On September 27, 2004, due to an unforeseen computer glitch, Carbanousa became delegate for 8 hours. The glitch was fixed quickly, returning Checkers McDog to power after a short period in the opposition benches.

Red Liberty Alliance
Canada's trusted diplomatic allies, the Proletariat Coalition, offered Canada a seat in the diplomatic wing of the Red Liberty Alliance. The RLA was a multi-regional diplomatic discussion group restricted to left-wing regions. Though very tempted by the offer, Canada declined as the region is officially a multi-ideological region, and therefore not necessarily a good fit with the RLA.

The Fifth Parliament
Elections concluded October 17, 2004, and elected the following cabinet:

Minister of Regional Affairs: Drunken Hosers
Minister of Defence: Carbanousa
Minister of Justice: Oilers Fans
Minister of Foreign Affairs: Beaver-Country-Canada
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: Kana da

In the closest race in history, Drunken Hosers defeated Redundancies 9-8. Ess and Micon each stepped aside, allowing Kana da and Oilers Fans to enter cabinet.

Allied States of Euroislanders
The Allied States of Euroislanders sent a representative to Canada, who liked what he saw. An offer of diplomatic ties was made, and was accepted by Canada. Ambassadors were exchanged.

The West Pacific
Canada had a few nations in the West Pacific, scouting out this "superregion". Its representatives liked what they saw, and offered to open ties with the West Pacific. The West Pacific agreed, and ambassadors were exchanged.

The New Meritocracy
The New Meritocracy sent some representatives to the region to investigate the possibility of diplomatic ties. Canada seemed very impressed with the highly advanced nature of the New Meritocracy and its unique and detailed governing systems. Canada did have a concern about the interpretation of TNM's ambassadorial oath, which was communicated to TNM for its response.

Kana da resigns
Citing a failure to live up to campaign promises, and a desire to remove herself from a position of responsibility, Kana da resigned from the position of Minister of Doughnuts and Beer. Deputy MoDB Redundancies assumed the position on November 26th, 2004.

Roleplay Rules
MrPopo drafted a set of rules for role playing within the Canada region. After a public vote and Cabinet approval, these rules were enacted on November 17th, 2004.

Constitutional Amendment
Oilers Fans proposed an amendment to the Constitution to clarify the wording of the section that restricts individuals to a single Cabinet position, to specify "whether it be under different nation names or not". This amendment was approved in a public vote by a count of 16 to 1 and was enacted December 2, 2004.

Northern Ireland
The Northern Ireland region requested diplomatic ties to Canada. After a discussion by Cabinet, it was decided to send a representative rather than opening an embassy right away.

Inactive Embassies
In early December of 2004, Canada closed the embassies for China and South America, as both regions had been inactive in their diplomatic ties for some time.

December 2004 Elections
The December elections were held late due to an error made by Minister of Regional Affairs Drunken Hosers. A vote was brought to the people to delay the elections, and it was decided that it was within the Constitution to hold the elections on December 30th-January 2nd, so they were held then. Drunken Hosers initially announced his resignation due to the error, but was convinced by Prime Ministeress Checkers McDog to serve the remainder of his term.

The Sixth Parliament
Elections concluded January 2, 2005, and elected the following cabinet:

Minister of Regional Affairs: Saskatoon Saskatchewan
Minister of Defence: Carbanousa
Minister of Justice: Oilers Fans
Minister of Foreign Affairs: Beaver-Country-Canada
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: Redundancies

Nasicournia, North Pacific, Equilism
The regions of Equilism, Nasicournia and North Pacific offered to open ties with Canada. Canada agreed and the regions exchanged ambassadors.

Western Europe Diplomatic Inactivity
In mid-January of 2005, Canada closed the embassy to Western Europe with their blessing, as the Western Europe region had ceased to be a player in the international community.

The Seventh Parliament
Elections concluded February 27, 2005, and elected the following cabinet:

Minister of Regional Affairs: Saskatoon Saskatchewan
Minister of Defence: Carbanousa (acclaimed)
Minister of Justice: Hudson Bay
Minister of Foreign Affairs: Beaver-Country-Canada
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: Redundancies

TSP incident
A volatile international incident erupted in March of 2005 when a member of the South Pacific proposed changes to their laws regarding delegate succession and requested that a delegate challenger, Implied Mercenaries, be removed from consideration by a vote of no confidence. The subject was hotly debated between members of Canada and TSP but was eventually calmed when the proposals were rejected.

Ejection of Nationalist Canadians and Chris God
In early April 2005, the nations of Nationalist Canadians and Chris God were ejected and banned from the region of Canada for insensitive remarks about French-speakers and separatists.

The Eighth Parliament
Elections concluded April 24, 2005, and elected the following cabinet:

Minister of Regional Affairs - Daemon (acclaimed)
Minister of Defence - Carbanousa
Minister of Justice - Hudson Bay (acclaimed)
Minister of Foreign Affairs - Beaver-Country-Canada (acclaimed)
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer - Redundancies (acclaimed)

TableLand Embassy
The region of The TableLand offered to open ties with Canada. Canada agreed and the regions exchanged ambassadors.

Board Upgrades
In an effort spearheaded by MoJ Hudson Bay, the board was altered to be more Canadian: the color scheme of the buttons and images was changed to a red-and-gold scheme; the post level pips were updated to be gold boxes and maple leaves, the latter for high-volume posters; and various "Easter egg" pips were introduced for post counts matching significant numbers, such as 42 or 1867.

Bweezystan ceases to exist
The nation of Bweezystan ceased to exist on May 13th, 2005. This is significant as Bweezy was a driving force behind the adoption of Canada's current government system. The man behind the nation has since returned to visit the region.

Additional amendments to the Constitution
In early June 2005, the following two amendments were passed:

  • The seven-day mandate for choosing a Deputy Minister was relaxed, with the wording altered to "as soon as possible". This allows flexibility in the case where no one volunteers for a Deputy position.
  • The election period for Ministers was standardized to be once every three months and to take place in the end of March, June, September and December.
Diplomatic Standards
In early June 2005, the Cabinet of Canada voted to enact a set of guidelines upon which to build diplomatic relations. The goal was to standardize the way Canada dealt with other regions and to specify which types of regions would be best suited for an exchange of ambassadors.

The Ninth Parliament
Elections concluded July 3, 2005, and elected the following cabinet:

Minister of Regional Affairs - Daemon (acclaimed)
Minister of Defence - Carbanousa (acclaimed)
Minister of Justice - Parrrrtay
Minister of Foreign Affairs - Judith Gap
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer - Redundancies (acclaimed)

The Village
With a demand for what was deemed "social RP", Canada opened up The Village, a forum where the board members could hang out and socialize. With restaurants, shops of every type and the ever-popular Bweezy Oracle, there is much to do in the Village.

Q102
In early August 2005, Canada and Q102 opened diplomatic ties with one another. A gala celebration was subsequently had.

Daemon resigns
Citing a sense of having let down the voters on his election platform, Daemon resigned as Minister of Regional Affairs in mid-August 2005. His deputy KanaDa assumed the post shortly thereafter.

Public Recall of Canadian Ministers
Cabinet ratified a law discussing the process for the public to recall a Minister they felt was not performing their duties properly. As soon as the law was passed, it was contested by some of the citizens. Cabinet then returned to work on revising the law to fit the current law structure.

Texas
In late August 2005, Canada and Texas opened diplomatic ties with one another. An unrelated barbecue was held in the Village.

The Tenth Parliament
Elections concluded October 2nd, 2005, and elected the following cabinet:

Minister of Regional Affairs - canada6
Minister of Defence - Carbanousa (acclaimed)
Minister of Justice - hudson bay
Minister of Foreign Affairs - Judith Gap (acclaimed)
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer - Where Are the CBs

Two New Amendments
The Constitution was amended twice in early October 2005, for the following changes:

  • The formatting and grammar were cleaned up.
  • The Minister of Defence was granted administrative powers on the board.
  • The amended Recall procedures were added.
Where Are the CBs leaves office
In mid-October 2005, Where are the CBs was absent for two weeks, prompting his deputy Redundancies to be elevated to Minister of Doughnuts and Beer.

Vote of Confidence for the PM
In late October 2005, the Constitution was amended to include a vote of confidence to give the UN Delegate/Prime Minister administrative powers on the forum.

Hyrule
In early November 2005, Canada opened an embassy with the Hyrule region. No Rupees were required to change hands.

Deputy Minister Elevation law
In early November 2005, the Constitution was amended again to specify the process involved when a Minister vacates his or her position and the Deputy is elevated to the Cabinet position. This process includes a vote of confidence for the new Minister.

TSP and espionage
In early December 2005, a debate centered around concerns with possible espionage was begun, with particular focus on the South Pacific. Because of this debate, Hudson Bay resigned as Minister of Justice. Deputy Parrrrtay was elevated to interim Minister and received a vote of confidence to make the promotion permanent for the duration of the term.

The Carbanousa era
In mid-December 2005, Checkers McDog stepped down as Delegate/PM. Carbanousa was elected as the new delegate, causing him to resign from his position as Minister of Defence. His Deputy, Liarg, was elevated to Minister. Both individuals received their necessary votes of confidence following the promotions.

United Federation of Planets
In mid-December 2005, Canada opened up an embassy to the United Federation of Planets. This promised to help relations with Klingons and Romulans.

The Eleventh Parliament
Elections concluded December 31st, 2005, and elected the following cabinet:

Prime Minister/Delegate: Carbanousa (passed Vote of Confidence)
Minister of Regional Affairs: 4:20 Celebrants (acclaimed)
Minister of Defence: Daemon (acclaimed)
Minister of Justice: Parrrrtay (acclaimed)
Minister of Foreign Affairs: Judith Gap (acclaimed)
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: NoFunNinjas

Replacement of CIA and DoW
In early January 2006, Cabinet decided to streamline the Defence department. This was accomplished by shutting down the Canadian Intelligence Agency and the Dogs of War alliance, and replacing them with a single entity known as the Canadian Regional Defence Force.

Realignment of Embassies
In mid-January 2006, the embassies for The West Pacific and the United Federation of Planets were closed as it was determined that they no longer fit the diplomatic standards that Canada had set forth.

In the same time frame, Canada was approached to open embassies with the regions of Great Britain And Ireland, and Europa. Canada agreed to a diplomatic exchange with these two regions.

New forum permission masks
Over the month of January 2006, Cabinet created additional forum masks to better identify how different members were aligned with the region. These included designations for Ambassadors, Visiting Dignitaries, and Deputy Ministers.

NoFunNinjas resigns
In early February 2006, NonFunNinjas resigned from the post of Minister of Doughnuts and Beer. His deputy Omnivorous took over the ministerial position following a vote of confidence.

Lieralia Embassy opened
In mid-February, Canada and Liberalia created formal ties with each other and an embassy was opened in Canada's forum.

Constitutional Amendment
The Constitution was amended in mid-February 2006 to include a Vote of Confidence for an appointed Deputy Minister. This would eliminate the need for a Vote of Confidence in the event that the Deputy had to be elevated to Minister. Additionally, the Amending Formula was updated to allow Cabinet to change spelling, grammatical, typographical, or punctuation errors in the document without requiring approval from the region.

Forum Updates and Merges
In mid-February 2006, the Citizen's Voice and House of Commons subforums were merged into one forum as it was determined that the two served similar functions. Also, the UN subforums were merged into one for obvious reasons.

Update to the Conflict of Interest Guidelines
Realizing that the CIA and DoW had been disbanded in favor of the CRDF, the wording of the Conflict of Interest Guidelines was altered in late February 2006 to include "CRDF soldier" as a possible Canadian equivalent to an outside position that must be publicly disclosed.

Omnivorous replaced as Minister
In late February 2006, Omnivorous was involved in an accident which left him temporarily unable to fulfill his duties as Minister of Doughnuts and Beer. His position was handed over to his deputy Redundancies for the balance of the term.

Judith Gap resigns
In early March 2006, Judith Gap resigned as Minister of Foreign Affairs. With no deputy, Cabinet searched for a willing replacement, and King_Girl volunteered. Cabinet unanimously approved her as the new Minister.

Another Amendment
The Constitution was amended in mid-March 2006 to require a Vote of Confidence for a new Minister that is appointed in the case that a standing Minister resigns without a deputy to take his or her place.

Forum crashes
All data from March 2006 - November 2006 is lost. Cabinet scrambles to restore button icons, smiley's, and also update the Law Library since all the laws posted to govern Canada had been lost.

Canadian Standards for Diplomatic Relations
On December 21 2006 Canadian Standards for Diplomatic Relations guidelines were revised to state that Canada will not hold diplomatic relations with an organization representing many smaller regions.

Constitutional Amendment
Sometime during the forum's server crash, the Constitution was changed so there are no longer acclaimed cabinet positions. In cases where only one candidate is running for a cabinet position, a Vote of Confidence shall be used instead of a normal vote. Should a minister fail the Vote of Confidence, the position will be filled in accordance with Article II, paragraph 3 of the Constitution.

The Twelfth Parliament
Elections concluded April 3, 2006, and elected the following cabinet:

Prime Minister/Delegate: Carbanousa (passed Vote of Confidence)
Minister of Regional Affairs: 420 Celebrants
Minister of Defence: Defectiveness
Minister of Justice: Parrrrtay
Minister of Foreign Affairs: Canada6
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: Redundancies

The Thirteenth Parliament
Elections concluded July 3, 2006, and elected the following cabinet:

Prime Minister/Delegate: Carbanousa (passed Vote of Confidence)
Minister of Regional Affairs: Daemon
Minister of Defence: Defectiveness
Minister of Justice: Judith Gap
Minister of Foreign Affairs: ParrrrTay
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: king_girl

Resignations
During this term Minister of Regional Affairs Daemon resigns, and his deputy 420 Celebrants fulfills the rest of the term. Also during this term Minister of Defence Defectiveness resigns, and his deputy Omnivorous fulfills the rest of the term.

The Fourteenth Parliament
Elections concluded October 2, 2006, and elected the following cabinet:

Prime Minister/Delegate: Carbanousa (passed Vote of Confidence)
Minister of Regional Affairs: 420 Celebrants
Minister of Defence: Canada6
Minister of Justice: ParrrrTay
Minister of Foreign Affairs: king_girl
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: TinyVillages

Resignations
During this term Minister of Defence Canada6 resigns, and his deputy Omnivorous fulfills the rest of the term.

The Fifteenth Parliament
Elections concluded January 1, 2007, and elected the following cabinet:

Prime Minister/Delegate: Carbanousa (passed Vote of Confidence)
Minister of Regional Affairs: 420 Celebrants
Minister of Defence: ParrrrTay
Minister of Justice: Redundancies
Minister of Foreign Affairs: Omnivorous
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: Old Ogastein

Low Election Turnout
For the first time in Canada, very few ran for election. Carbanousa and Old Ogastein were the only two government members to hold office in cabinet for the full term of The Fifteenth Parliament. The Minister of Justice and the Minister of Defence positions were filled per Article II, section 3 on February 4, 2007.

Resignations
During this term Minister of Regional Affairs 420 Celebrants resigns, and his deputy, Canada6, fulfills the rest of the term. Also during this term, Minister of Foreign Affairs Omnivorous resigns, and his deputy, Diemtricus, fulfills the rest of the term.

New Forum Discussion
January 28, 2007. Due to the server crash and the fact that Invisionfree wasn't interested in backing up their older forums, cabinet and members began discussion to move to a newer Invisionfree forum.

Constitutional Amendment
On March 5, 2007, the Constitution was amended to add Delegacy Contention. Delegacy Contention outlines certain criteria that needs to be met to warrant a legal delegacy contention.

The Sixteenth Parliament
Elections concluded April 2, 2007, and elected the following cabinet:

Prime Minister/Delegate: Carbanousa (passed Vote of Confidence)
Minister of Regional Affairs: Almonaster
Minister of Defence: ParrrrTay
Minister of Justice: Redundancies
Minister of Foreign Affairs: Diemtricus
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: Ess

New Forum Opens
On April 3, 2007, members voted to move to a new forum. The vote passed, and cabinet began creating a new forum with construction accounts, transferring over all important documents. On May 26, 2007, Almonaster announced that the new forum is open for registration.

The Seventeenth Parliament
Elections concluded July 2, 2007, and elected the following cabinet:

Prime Minister/Delegate: Carbanousa (passed Vote of Confidence)
Minister of Regional Affairs: Blackshear
Minister of Defence: Almonaster
Minister of Justice: ParrrrTay
Minister of Foreign Affairs: Old Ogastein
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: Rock Onia

The Eighteenth Parliament
Elections concluded October 1, 2007, and elected the following cabinet:

Prime Minister/Delegate: Carbanousa (passed Vote of Confidence)
Minister of Regional Affairs: Almonaster
Minister of Defence: Youngtung
Minister of Justice: Lady Sammi
Minister of Foreign Affairs: Old Ogastein
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: Rock Onia

The Great Depression
Sepember 2007 - January 2008. There was a great depression in Canada, and population dropped to 150 nations. Merging with another region was discussed, and many long time citizens packed their bags & left. The forum activity was at an all time low with around 250 posts a month at the lowest.

The Nineteenth Parliament
Elections concluded on December 31, 2007, and elected the following cabinet, mostly unopposed, in a very poor voter turnout:

Prime Minister/Delegate: Carbanousa (passed Vote of Confidence)
Minister of Regional Affairs: Old Ogastein
Minister of Defence: Youngtung
Minister of Justice: Boreal Tundra
Minister of Foreign Affairs: Vacant - Almonaster
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: Rock Onia

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(Note - Part 1 of the History is now too long to be posted, so I've added a part two)

The Parkplace Era
January 2008
Our long-standing and highly-respected delegate, Carbanousa, had been declining in activity, and after a long silence, Almonaster declared himself as a candidate for delegate. Old Ogastein quickly joined Almonaster. For a few days there was little to no change in the endorsement numbers. However, when Parrrtay/Parkplace & several other residents returned to Canada, there was a surge in the endorsements standings. Parrrtay threw her hat into the race, almost instantly gained 10 endorsements and soon emerged as the runaway winner. When many notable former residents returned during the contest, much activity was revitalized.

Getting the Government in Order
Following the delegacy change, a concerted effort was made to fill the cabinet posts, and the following were added to the roster after passing Votes of Confidence from the region:

Minister of Foreign Affairs: Almonaster
Deputy PM: Ess
Deputy MoJ: Kyleslavia
Deputy MoRA: Redundancies
Deputy MoD: Higsantium
Deputy MoFA: Blackshear
Deputy MoDB: Farfel the Dog

This gave us our first full cabinet in nearly a year.

Role Play
On February 7, 2008, Old Ogastein appointed Mirahge as Canada's Role Play Coordinator. Since his appointment, roll play in Canada has been restored, with many different roll play scenarios to choose from.

Constitutional Amendments
With a full cabinet working, three Constitutional Amendments were presented to the House of Commons for a vote. All three amendments passed, and on Mar 4 2008 the Constitution was modified to reflect these changes:
  • 1. MoRA Voters Roll Amendment
    2. Member to Citizen Amendment
    3. Voter Registration Amendment
Canadian Newspaper
Fin had an idea, "Let's make a newspaper," and on March 11, 2008, the first edition of the The Moose was published.

Orlendric Incident
New regional member Orlendric caused a mild international incident, when dignataries from other regions publicly outed him as a troublesome element known in the past as Realysis, and Vacatti, In particular, he was accused of causing strife in Imperial Britain, The Last Kingdom, Hampshire and Sapientia.

A long discussion took place about the accusations. It was concluded that Canadian laws did not allow the region do take action against Orlendric for breaches committed in other regions, and it was pointed out that the accusations were just that - accusations. Orlendric never did confirm or deny the accusations, and disappeared from the region.

The Twentieth Parliament of the Constitutional Era
Elections were held at the end of March, 2008, with the following results:
Prime Minister/Delegate: Parrrrtay (approved 26-2)
Minister of Regional Affairs: Old Ogastein (uncontested, approved 27-1)
Mninister of Foreign Affairs: Fin (defeated Conor 25-2)
Minister of Justice: Kyleslavia (uncontested, approved 26-2)
Minister of Defence: Almonaster (uncontested - approved 26-2)
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer (Ess defeats Mirahge and Rock-Onia, 18-4-4)

The elections marked two watershed moments for the region. Firstly, the voter turnout was the highest in recent memory, and amongst the highest at all time. Secondly, it marked the first time in recent memory that an election had to be restarted. The first attempt at elections started 12 hours late due to real life issues. Then, 24 hours after the polls opened, it was discovered that a security breach occurred (non-citizens were able to vote), causing the entire electoral process to have to be restarted. Evidently, all was not lost, as voter turnout remained high, and the elections still proved to be a success.

Foreign Affairs
New MOFA Fin managed to find a warm body to place in each of Canada's embassies, giving Canada its a full complement of ambassadors. In addition, regular Ambassadors Reports were drafted throughout the term, sending a message abroad that Canada was once again a leading region in Nationstates.

In, April. 2008, ambassadors were exchanged with the Region of Kodiak. In May, 2008, ambassadors were exchanged with the region of Paradisia.

In May, 2008, it was with regret that Canada broke off diplomatic relations with England, after it was determined that the region's structure no longer met Canada's requirements of activity and democracy. Canada wished England well and hoped to remain on good terms.

Doughnuts and Beer
Ess started her new term by immediately making plans for a series of posts on each province and territory in Canada, and creating a contest to create a badge for the winner of the arcade game of the week. The Canadiana thread was resurrected, while previously popular threads on History and Beer continued.

Regional Affairs
The concept of a University of Canada was discussed, with the idea receiving broad support from interested parties.

United Nations Ceases to Exist
The UN imploded on April 1, 2008, and was replaced by the World Authority. All UN resolutions were subsequently repealed, allowing WA nations a work with a clean slate with respect to international law. An unintended consequence of the change from the UN to the WA was that many of Canada's laws needed updating to replace UN references.

Board Reorganization
The boards were reorganized, with the Citizens Voice forum entering the dustbin of history after 4 years. Its function was deemed to be redundant with that of the House of Commons.

A Sports category was created in the Real Life Entertainment boards, which, predictably enough, resulted in the immediate creation of a board wide Playoff Hockey Pool.

In the RP forums, the regional Fantasy Baseball league returned for another season

Bweezy took over the job as regional historian, taking over from Parrrrtay, who had the job until she could find another sucker...errr, citizen who wanted the job.

House of Commons
Political Parties tried to make a comeback in the House of Commons, with Conor attempting to launch the Purple party, and bweezy suggesting that he would resurrect the Canadian Sovereignty Party. Neither of those attempts seem to gain any momentum. However, Nordlijnonia created the Republican National Party, and under that party's banner, submitted a bill to the House of Commons for discussion called the Economic Interest Act, 2008. This proved to be the first bill drafted and discussed in the House of Commons, independently of Cabinet, in several years.

After much discussion of the EIA 2008, Party offices were created for the Republican National Party and Democratic Party of Canada (founded by Old Ogastein). Shortly thereafter, the grandaddy of Canadian parties, the Canadian Sovereignty Party, was relaunched by bweezy. This was followed closely by Mirhage's Equillism Party. In addition, two more light hearted parties were formed, including the Canadian All Knight Party and the Canadian Fat Whale Party.

The creation of party offices caused a lively debate about the requirements or pre-requisites that should be achieved prior to granting a party office to any person or group seeking to launch a party. A raucous and divisive debate saw two positions. One camp favoured a requirement to earn the right to form a party, through criteria like minimum number of members, sufficient distinction in platform from existing parties, etc. The more laissez faire camp favored automatic granting of party offices, with a proviso that party offices would be archived due to lack of activity.

Due to the feisty debate, bweezy promised to run in the next elections as a MoRA candidate under the CSP banner in order to promote the laissez faire point of view. Nordlijnonia countered by also promising to run for MoRA under the RNP banner in order to promote the more regulatory approach to political party creation. To add to the drama, DPC leader Old Ogastein was the sitting MoRA, leading some to wonder if a three party battle royal would ensue at the end of June for the MoRA position.

By the end of May, the Republican National Party and the Democratic Party of Canada merged into the Conservative Party of Canada. As a result of the merger, Nordijnonia announced he was no longer running for MoRA, as his new conservative party colleague Old Ogastein was the sitting MoRA and would no doubt run for the position for the Conservatives.

Tumult continued to plague for the Conservative Party in June, 2008. Nordijnonia continued to propose new laws in the House of Commons, which were seen as unpopular. One of the laws was identical to a law from another region, which may have been reproduced without permission. He also proposed a statement of principles which seemed to borrow heavily from another party. Old Ogastein left the party during this crisis. Due to the controversy that errupted from these actions, Nordijnonia disappeared, leaving the future of the Conservative party into doubt.

In Happier news, the Horse Party was created in mid-June, which allowed horse lovers to discuss all equine-related issues.

Jun 11 2008
Kodiak embassy was closed due to the disbarment of the region. The Exodus embassy was also closed due to signs of instability.

Arcade
THe ever popular Arcade enhanced its function in the region through two developments. Cameron of Lochiel instituted a daily trivia competition for the region, which proved quite popular.
Link. Ess was anointed champion for the month of April, 2008, while bweezy narrowly became champion in May, 2008.

Ess, newly elected Minister of Doughnuts and Beer began a weekly "game of the week" competition in the arcade, whereby the region would compete for the top score in a particular game of the week. The winner received a special banner to put in their signature

Europeian Economics Conference
Canada was invited to attend a forum-based economies conference hosted by Europeia, which was to take place June 23-26. There is no word on what progress was made at this conference.

Quick Links
Quick links were added to the top of the forum, including to the Canadian NationStates page, the House of Commons, and the current WA Poll. This initiative, which was spearheaded by Old Ogastein, made forum navigation far easier.

New Liberalian State Visit
Canada was privileged to have received the Prime Minsiter of Liberalia for a state visit in June, 2008.

The North Pacific
The North Pacific attempted to reopen its embassy. The request was denied pending demonstration that stability had returned to the region.

England
England attempted to reopen its Canadian embassy, but that request was denied due to the fact that its government structure did not meet Canada's diplomatic standards.

North Pacific
Late in June, North Pacific asked to reopen its Canadian embassy. A decision on this matter was deferred until after the June, 2008 elections.

The Twenty-first Parliament of the Constitutional Era
Elections occurred June 26-29, 2008. The new cabinet was announced June 30. The following were the results:
Prime Minister - Parrrrtay (affirmed by a 24-0 vote)
Minister of Foreign Affairs: - jDelight (unopposed - approved by 24-1 vote)
Minister of Regional Affairs: - Bweezy (unopposed - approved by 24-1 vote)
Minister of Defence: - Almonaster (defeated Carbanousa and Mirhage 15-7-3)
Minister of Justice: - Kyleslavia (defeated Old Ogastein 16-7)
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: - The Land (unopposed - approved by 23-0 vote).

While no candidates were specifically noted as running under a party banner, this marked the first election in some time where members were active members of existing parties. The Canadian Sovereignty Party had three members elected, while the Horse Party elected one member. The remainder of those elected were independents.

Bweezy set some sort of record, getting elected to Cabinet after a 19 term absence (he was elected MoRA during the second cabinet, over four years earlier).

On July 9th, Bweezy resigned his position as MoRA and his deputy, Omnivorous, was elevated into the MoRA position. (Bweezy might of set another record as the first minister to hold office for only 10 days)

Cabinet took very little time to settle in. In just over a week they introduced two pieces of legislation to the House of Commons for discussion. The House of Commons Voting Act and a revised version of The Canadian Standards for Diplomatic Relations.

Jul 18 2008
The House of Commons Voting Act passed an unanimous cabinet vote and has been posted in The Law Library.

Jul 23 2008
With the passage of the revised version of The Canadian Standards for Diplomatic Relations diplomatic ties with England once again have resumed.

Foreign Relations (End of July/August 2008)
This past week cabinet has been busy focusing on requests to exchange diplomatic relations. The United Kingdom, The Kingdom of Hampshire, The Last Kingdom, Jethnea, and North Pacific (without THE) all requested diplomatic relations with Canada.

Embassies were created for The United Kingdom and The Kingdom of Hampshire to help further diplomatic relations.

Since Jethnea and North Pacific (without THE) are both in the process of reviving their region, Cabinet felt it best to hold off on official diplomatic relations at this time. Canada fully supports their efforts to re-establish democracy. Cabinet also decided not to establish relations with The Last Kingdom, and politely declined their offer. However, these regions are not banished from relations with Canada.

Posted and pinned in International Voice is a thread regarding Informal Diplomatic Ties. Realizing formal relations are not held with many regions, cabinet wishes to welcome all regions here on our boards, regardless of their regions' diplomatic status with us, and encourage participation and exchange on a more informal level with any region that is so interested in doing so.
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Parkplace era continues...

August 6th, 2008
The Canadian embassy opens in The Kingdom of Hampshire.

August 7th, 2008
Artheres is appointed historian.

August 13th, 2008
The Kodiak Republic requested an embassy. We previously had relations with Kodiak, but the region folded back into The Last Kingdom shortly afterwards. Cabinet decided not to rush into formal relations this time, but welcomed that they keep in contact with us with informal relations.

Grammatical Changes
The Voters Roll underwent minor grammatical changes and clarification.

August 5, 2008
NationStates Public Embassy
An invitation was posted on the RMB a while ago, inviting Canada to open an embassy on a NationStates-wide forum.

After Parrrrtay spent much time there reading and watching all that was happening, she brought it forth to Cabinet and Cabinet decided that Canada should open an embassy to broaden our contacts with the NS world. Parrrrtay approached them after the cabinet discussion and an embassy was established very quickly.

Cabinet Disclosure Law
After the House of Commons discussion, this underwent Cabinet vote. Cabinet voted 6-0-0 and it has been posted in the Law Library.

The Twenty-second Parliament of the Constitutional Era
Fall 2008 elections were held September 24-28th. The voter turn out was lower than usual
Prime Minister - Parrrrtay (affirmed by a 16-0 vote)
Minister of Foreign Affairs: - the land (unopposed - approved by 13-1 vote)
Minister of Regional Affairs: - Old Ogastein (unopposed - approved by 11-4 vote)
Minister of Justice: - Kyleslavia (defeated Old Ogastein 16-0)
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: - Mirahge (unopposed - approved by 16-0 vote).
Although no one ran for the position of Minister of Defence, Ess did step up and announce she will fill the position. A VoC was then set up for Ess during the VoC for deputy ministers and soon Canada will have a full cabinet once again.

October 12, 2008
Ess is granted the Minister of Defence portfolio (unopposed - approved by 10-0 vote)

October 2008
Two Party leaders CTE and The Military Party & The Federalist Party were both archived. At just about the same time Fin opened The People Who Throw Goats and Bagpiperís Party and Kartoffel Kanzler opened The Party of International Empathy (PIE!).

October 26, 2008
A Constitution amendment passed and the voting time was changed to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the last Thursday of the month, and end at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the following Sunday.

November 26, 2008
Canada exchanges diplomatic relations with The Kodiak Republic.

December 5, 2008
Canada exchanges diplomatic relations with Equinox and The Commonwealth.

December 9, 2008
Cabinet banned The Mad Hatter and TERRORISM WITH A SIDE OF BEANS from our forums for posting destructive spam.

Regional Population
Canada's regional population takes a downward spiral in December 2008. Canada contained only 215 nations on December 25th, a major drop considering in September Canada hovered around 275 nations.

The Twenty-Third Parliament of the Constitutional Era
Winter 2008 elections were held December 25-28.
Prime Minister: - Parrrrtay (affirmed by a 12-0 vote)
Minister of Foreign Affairs: - jDELIGHT (unopposed - approved by 12-0 vote)
Minister of Justice: - Almonaster (unopposed - approved by 13-0 vote)
Minister of Defence: - Niongor (unopposed - approved by 13-0 vote)
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: - Mirahge (unopposed - approved by 12-1vote).
Minister of Regional Affairs: - Old Ogastein (unopposed - tied 6-6)
The Prime Minister has the option to break a tie in voting and ParrrrTay cast her vote against Old Ogastein and called a special election. Old Ogastein and the land were the candidates in the special election.
Minister of Regional Affairs: - the land (defeated Old Ogastein 9-2)

January 14, 2008
The Canadian newspaper The Moose has been inactive for quite sometime and cabinet archived it on this day.

January 26, 2009
Due to inactivity, Party of International Empathy (PIE) and United Democratic Socialist Party (UDSP) have both been archived.

February 2009
Disposablepuppetland takes over as cartographer and a new map for Canada is created.

February 22, 2009
The region of Canada opened boarders and received many visiting nations from Texas and Yggdrasil. A fun time was had by all.

February 23, 2009
The citizens voted for a change in The Canadian Constitution and the voting time table has been changed from March, June, September and December to January, April, July, and October. Elections shall also be announced on both the regional message board and the regional off-site forum.

Feb 24 2009
Canada's Minister of Defence, Niongor, was in a car accident. Thankfully the accident was not life threatening. Due to his absence while recovering Deputy Minister of Defence, Carbanousa was elevated into the Minister of Defence position.

March 23, 2009
Thanks to disposablepuppetland Canada's forum now has a fresh new look!

April 29, 2009
Canada opens "Canadian Regions Assembly". A place for Canada-Based Regions to keep in touch.

May 1, 2009
Canada suspends diplomatic relations with The Commonwealth due to civil war.

The Twenty-Forth Parliament of the Constitutional Era
Spring 2009 elections were held April 30 - May 3, 2009.
Prime Minister: - Parrrrtay (affirmed by a 12-0 vote)
Minister of Foreign Affairs: - disposablepuppetland (unopposed - approved by 16-1 vote)
Minister of Justice: - Omnivorous approved with 11 votes (Fin - 2 votes, Pez201- 4 votes)
Minister of Defence: - Youngtung (unopposed - approved by 17-1 vote)
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: - Mirahge (unopposed - approved by 14-2 vote).
Minister of Regional Affairs: - Old Ogastein (unopposed - approved by 12-3 vote)

After giving a great campaign speech packed full of many great ideas everyone thought Old Ogastein was making a come back to cabinet, only to resign less than a month after winning the election. With no MoRA deputy in place the Prime Minister, ParrrrTay along with majority cabinet approval appointed Kyleslavia as Canada's Minister of Regional Affairs for the rest of the spring term.

The Twenty-Fifth Parliament of the Constitutional Era
Summer 2009 elections were held July 30, 2009 - August 2, 2009.
Prime Minister: - Parrrrtay (affirmed by a 11-0 vote)
Minister of Foreign Affairs: - Fin (unopposed - approved by 15-2 vote)
Minister of Justice: - Pez201 (unopposed - approved by 15-2 vote)
Minister of Defence: - Youngtung (unopposed - approved by 18-0 vote)
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: - Mirahge (unopposed - approved by 17-0 vote).
Minister of Regional Affairs: - Carbanousa (unopposed - approved by 15-0 vote)

Aug 27 2009
Pez201 missed 2 cabinet roll-calls and was demoted due to inactivity. His DMoJ, Niongor, was elevated into the MoJ position for the remainder of the Summer term.
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October 30th, 2009
Goose-ada appointed Canadian regional historian.

The Twenty-Sixth Parliament of the Constitutional Era
Fall 2009 elections were held October 29 2009 - November 1, 2009
Prime Minister: - Parrrrtay (affirmed by an 18-0 vote)
Minister of Foreign Affairs: - Cowland5 (unopposed - approved by 16-0 vote)
Minister of Justice: - Niongor (unopposed - approved by 17-0 vote)
Minister of Defence: - Youngtung (approved by 9-8 vote)
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: - Mirahge (approved by 14-3 vote).
Minister of Regional Affairs: - disposablepuppetland (unopposed - approved by 16-0 vote)

November 12th, 2009
After a previous vote naming Kyleslavia deputy MoJ was declared invalid a new vote of confidence was held. He was then affirmed as the deputy MoJ by a vote of 9-0.

November 19th, 2009
Youngtung resigns as Minister of Defence due to a real life situation that needs his attention. Deputy Minister of Defence, drummond and elmsley, has been elevated into the Minister position for the remainder of this term.

Novermber 23rd, 2009
The Walbard Union's request for an embassy exchange was granted by the Canadian Government.

Jan 24 2010
Canada receives a State Visit from friends in The United Kingdom.

January 27, 2010
The Twenty-Seventh Parliament of the Constitutional Era
Prime Minister: - Parrrrtay (affirmed by an 10-0 vote)
Minister of Foreign Affairs: - Cowland5 (approved by 17-2 vote)
Minister of Justice: - Niongor (unopposed - approved by 10-0 vote)
Minister of Defence: - drummond and elmsley (unopposed - approved by 10-0 vote)
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: - Mirahge (unopposed - approved by 10-0 vote)
Minister of Regional Affairs: - disposablepuppetland (unopposed - approved by 10-0 vote)

Mar 3 2010
Niongor resigns his Minister of Justice position, his deputy, CIV D C is elevated into the MoJ position for the remainder of this term.

Mar 6 2010
Mirahge resigns his Minister of Doughnuts and Beer position, his deputy, the land is elevated into the MoDB position for the remainder of this term.

Mar 10 2010
ParrrrTay announces her resignation as Delegate/Prime Minister. A position she has held since January 2008.
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The Cowland5 Era

On April 9th The Pubs of Parkplace headed off to The Rejected Realms, and on April 10th Cowland5 takes over as the new Delegate of Canada! A new beer was introduces at the Pubs of Parkplace and a Parade traveled throughout The Village.

Upon Cowland5 winning the Delegate position he steps down from his MoFA position and his deputy MoFA, Komi Saki, is elevated into the MoFA position for the remainder of this term.

May 9, 2010
The Twenty-Eighth Parliament of the Constitutional Era
Prime Minister: - Cowland5 (affirmed by an 10-0 vote)
Minister of Foreign Affairs: - Komi Saki (unopposed - approved by 9-1 vote)
Minister of Justice: - ParrrrTay (unopposed - approved by 10-0 vote)
Minister of Defence: - drummond and elmsley (unopposed - approved by 10-0 vote)
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: - Fin (unopposed - approved by 10-0 vote)
Minister of Regional Affairs: - disposablepuppetland (unopposed - approved by 10-0 vote)

May 21, 2010
Canadian Appointed Officials Guidelines was added to the Law Library.

July 9, 2010
Komi Sak went MIA and his deputy MoD, CIV D C, was elevated into the MoD position for the remainder of the term.

Jul 24 2010
Old Ogastein announces his intent to run for Delegate.

Aug 2 2010
The Twenty-Ninth Parliament of the Constitutional Era
Prime Minister: - Cowland5 (affirmed by an 15-5 vote)
Minister of Foreign Affairs: - the land (unopposed - approved by 15-1 vote)
Minister of Justice: - Kyleslavia (unopposed - approved by 6-0 vote)
Minister of Defence: - drummond and elmsley (unopposed - approved by 13-3 vote)
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: - Mirahge (approved by 10-6 vote)
Minister of Regional Affairs: - disposablepuppetland (unopposed - approved by 16-1 vote)

Aug 15 2010
ParrrrTay announces her intent to run for Delegate.

The Parkplace Era, Part II

October 6, 2010
The Pubs of Parkplace surpassed The Swiss Cheese Confederacy of Cowland5 and becomes Delegate of Canada for the second time with 41 endorsements.

October 9, 2010
Minister of Defence
drummond and elmsley has resigned as Canada's Minister of Defence due to real life happening taking over his time. Unfortunately his deputy Willem van Oranje's nation in Canada has CTE. Leaving Canada without a Minister of Defence at this time.

October 31, 2010
The 30th Parliament of the Constitutional Era
Prime Minister: - ParrrrTay(affirmed by an 11-0 vote)
Minister of Foreign Affairs: - The Land (unopposed - approved by 10-0 vote)
Minister of Defence: - Cowland5 (unopposed - approved by 10-1 vote)
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: - Higs (unopposed - approved by 10-0 vote)
Minister of Regional Affairs: - disposablepuppetland (opposed by jarold - approved by 8-2 vote)

November 3, 2010
Prime Minister ParrrrTay appointed jarodl as Minister of Justice and the citizens approved this appointment.
Minister of Justice: - jarodl (approved by 9-0 vote)

October 31, 2010
The 31st Parliament of the Constitutional Era
Prime Minister: - ParrrrTay(affirmed by an 12-0 vote)
Minister of Foreign Affairs: - The Land (unopposed - approved by 11-1 vote)
Minister of Defence: - Cowland5 (unopposed - approved by 11-0 vote)
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: - Higs (unopposed - approved by 12-0 vote)
Minister of Regional Affairs: - Scotchpinestan (unopposed - approved by 9-2 vote)
Minister of Justice: - jarodl (unopposed - approved by 9-2 vote)

27th January 2011
The 32nd Parliament of the Constitutional Era
Prime Minister: - ParrrrTay (affirmed by an 12-0 vote)
Minister of Foreign Affairs: - the land (unopposed - approved by 11-1 vote)
Minister of Justice: - jarodl (unopposed - approved by 9-2 vote)
Minister of Defence: - Cowland5 (unopposed - approved by 11-0 vote)
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: - Higs (unopposed - approved by 12-0 vote)
Minister of Regional Affairs: - Scotchpinestan (unopposed - approved by 9-2 vote)

28th April 2011
The 33rd Parliament of the Constitutional Era
Prime Minister: - ParrrrTay (affirmed by an 13-1 vote)
Minister of Foreign Affairs: - jDelight (appointed - approved by 7-0 vote)
Minister of Justice: - Almonaster (unopposed - approved by 14-0 vote)
Minister of Defence: - Cowland5 (unopposed - approved by 12-0 vote)
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: - Higs (unopposed - approved by 14-1 vote)
Minister of Regional Affairs: - Carbanousa (unopposed - approved by 12-0 vote)

28th July 2011
The 34th Parliament of the Constitutional Era
Prime Minister: - ParrrrTay (affirmed by an 10-0 vote)
Minister of Foreign Affairs: - jDelight (appointed - approved by 9-0 vote)
Minister of Justice: - Almonaster (unopposed - approved by 10-0 vote)
Minister of Defence: - Cowland5 (opposed by Drummond and Elmsley - approved by 6-3 vote)
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: - Davisylvania (unopposed - approved by 10-0 vote)
Minister of Regional Affairs: - Carbanousa (unopposed - approved by 6-4 vote)

27th October 2011
The 35th Parliament of the Constitutional Era
Prime Minister: - ParrrrTay (affirmed by an 10-0 vote)
Minister of Foreign Affairs: - OPEN
Minister of Justice: - Pez201 (opposed by FIN - approved by 6-1 vote)
Minister of Defence: - Cowland5 (unopposed - approved by 8-0 vote)
Minister of Doughnuts and Beer: - Davisylvania (unopposed - approved by 8-0 vote)
Minister of Regional Affairs: - Almonaster (unopposed - approved by 9-0 vote)

January 2012
January elections were not held, Canada was in breach of it's own Constitution. No one really even noticed until Almonaster posted in House of Commons with a straight forward question "What are we doing here?"

The Canada Constitution was considered outdated and no longer able to work for the NS Canada of today. The citizen pulled together and went to work on restructuring the Canadian Government. Although it is a slow process it continues to move in a forward direction. Canada LIVES!

May 14, 2012
The Zombie hunters of Almonaster Nuevo was elected WA Delegate (ending The Pubs of Parkplace's reign after 585 days). Almonaster post his intent to run for Delegate. Election threads were opened in The Hustings.

Later in the day...The Pubs of Parkplace elected WA Delegate (ending The Zombie hunters of Almonaster Nuevo's reign).

May 15, 2012
The Zombie hunters of Almonaster Nuevo elected WA Delegate (ending The Pubs of Parkplace's reign).

May 17, 2012
The Pubs of Parkplace elected WA Delegate (ending The Zombie hunters of Almonaster Nuevo's reign after 1 day).

Anyone seeing a struggle here? In the end Parkplace (ParrrrTay) held the Delegate position and Almonaster stepped back from the running with this statement "Well, I've always believed that co-operation trumps competition.
Let's forget this contest and get together in moving Canada forwards."

So it's forward Canada moves...

June 23, 2012
Almonaster was quick to post that Canada has embassy requests that are being set to the side due to the restructuring of the government. ParrrrTay took a look at Embassies and Ambassadors disarray and went to work towards creating some order. Citizens stepped up to cover open ambassador positions. With a structure and the help of Canada's citizens diplomatic relations has begun to move in the right direction.
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Long you live and high you fly
And smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry
And all you touch and all you see
Is all your life will ever be
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Well day-um!

Look like Invision just deleted the old forum. :(
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:o Not a word, they just did it?

I have no words.... :wall:

Thanks for managing at least to retrieve the history Almonaster.
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Nope. I gots nothin'. What's here was posted when we moved or a bit after.
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Long you live and high you fly
And smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry
And all you touch and all you see
Is all your life will ever be
~P.FLOYD


Sail on my friend...
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If anyone has the time it might be worth copying a few things in case it goes down again.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. ~ Mencken

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Fantastic Shay, thanks! :hug:
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