10 myths about Confederation
This is the second of a two-part series on what Canadians will be celebrating on the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. Part I covered the reality of what actually happened in 1867; Part II covers the myths that have since developed concerning that agreement.
Soon after Confederation was implemented, a number of interpretations began to arise over what it meant to different inhabitants of the new Dominion. Every people must have its myths; they are often based on some degree of truth; and they become part of reality for those who believe them. What is and is not a myth is somewhat subjective, and many would argue that some of the “myths” identified here were actually true of the situation in 1867.