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The Fathers of Confederation were not modest when it came to their dreams and ambitions for Canada.

They envisioned building a few frail colonies into a new nation encompassing the entire northern half of the North American continent. They pursued public policies commensurate in scale with the sweep and size of the St. Lawrence, the Great Plains, and the Rocky Mountains -- adopting a new federal constitution, creating a new national market, and building the longest railway in the world.