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Free From Local Prejudice
A National Open-Door Policy
Filling the Promised Land
A Preferred Policy
A Depressing Period

Free Land!


An Act respecting the Public Lands of the Dominion, 1872.
The Dominion Lands Act of 1872 set the ´┐Żrules´┐Ż for the early settlement and development of western Canada. The Act applied to all the territory Canada had acquired from the Hudson's Bay Company in 1870 (Rupert´┐Żs Land). Throughout its 58-year existence, the Act was amended on an annual basis.

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