How Did Canada Get It's Name?

Dr. Ivan Velyhors’kyj exhausted all the Canadian sources available in Canada to study this question. Three main theories were given overriding precedence. In the end, Dr. Velyhors’kyj leans towards the local origin theory.
Feb. 3, 2011 - PRLog -- How did Canada get its name? Most Canadians, if asked about the origins of the name “Canada”, will admittedly lament their ignorance of that part of Canadian history. Of those that do remember, they might even recall the “official” version of how Canada got its name, the one they received from the TV commercial “A Part Of Our Heritage – Canada.” After all, Canadian history is not a subject taught in the schools, per se. Education remains in provincial jurisdiction so each region features their preferred understandings of Canada’s history. As such, there are many competing theories on how Canada came to be known and called. All of them fascinating and equally compelling, but only three theories tend to capture the hearts and minds of historians and researchers more so than the others. They are presented here momentarily. Click here to read more:

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