Discover Canada (Government of Canada site)-"The arrival of European traders, missionaries, soldiers and colonists changed the native way of life forever. Large numbers of Aboriginals died of European diseases to which they lacked immunity. However, Aboriginals and Europeans formed strong economic, religious and military bonds in the first 200 years of coexistence which laid the foundations of Canada." (**You may also listen to this chapter or download an MP3 of it.)
Coat of Arms of Canada - Motto: A MARI USQUE AD MARE ("From Sea to Sea", taken from Psalm 72: "He shall have dominion from sea to sea"). Annulus behind the shield bears the Motto of the Order of Canada: Desiderantes Meliorem Patriam ("They desire a better country").