National integration in Canada
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The Canadian state was created by the British North America Act (henceforth BNA Act) of 1867. This was an Act of the British Parliament that had been drafted, in all its essentials, by political leaders from the colonies of Canada, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The leaders of Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island, who had participated in the first round of the negotiations, withdrew before the final round. The Act created a federal union of four provinces, with Canada being divided into Ontario (formerly Canada West and essentially anglophone) and Quebec (formerly Canada East and essentially francophone). Manitoba was subsequently admitted as a province in 1870, followed by British Columbia in 1871, Prince Edward Island in 1873, Saskatchewan and Alberta in 1905, and Newfoundland in 1949.