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Peoples of Canada: Across the Atlantic

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Narration: Across the Atlantic sped the call of a new continent. Here was new unworked land, new and boundless wealths of forests, new fishing ground, new sources of minerals. A new map to be unrolled.

To the eastern coast of Canada came the Scots. Its landscape seemed so like the glens and moors of Scotland. They settled there and hoed out their farms, and with them came the traditions of a people whose eyes have ever turned to new fields of endeavours across the seas. Today the Scottish farmer of Nova Scotia retains all the thrifty, intensive methods of his ancestors. He plows the hillside as high as the plow will go lest he lose a foot of soil.