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For example, as the
industrial shift towards
mining and farming
took place, Aboriginal
people came to be viewed
not as partners, but
competitors. This led
to policies that tried to
confiscate Aboriginal land.
With Aboriginal people
being increasingly seen
as obstructing British
economic aspirations many
Aboriginal people were
forcibly evicted from their
land to make way for British
settlers. This vast and unjust
abuse of power gained
the British much land at
the expense of Aboriginal
people. The resultant
economic boom attracted
more migrants to Canada,
which further pushed
Aboriginal people into
the minority. In addition
to the monopolisation
of Aboriginal land, the
An illustration of the
Hudson Bay Trading
Post, 1800s
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