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Photograph of an old calendarWhile browsing the online Canada Year Book Historical Collection, you will learn about the historical development of Canada's population, transportation, occupations, economy, culture and more. The digitized collection is available in PDF (portable document format).

Note: The 1867 to 1886 editions were written only in English and are available only in the language of their creation.

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