Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.
1997 · Teachers Strike
One of the largest teacher strikes in North America happened in 1997, in Ontario, Canada. Thousands of schools were closed for two weeks as the teachers went on strike.
2003 · SARS Causes Public Health Crisis
In 2003, Ontario declared a public health emergency. It started when a Chinese tourist was hospitalized and diagnosed with SARS. At least nine cases of SARS was discovered in Ontario. All of this caused for tourism to decrease.
1 Americanized form of any of the numerous Continental European surnames derived from Latin Cornelius ( see Cornelius ), for example French Corneille or German Kornel.2 Swedish: Latinized form of Horn , meaning ‘horn’; probably a soldier's name.3 English: reduced form of Cornwell or of Cornhill, a habitational name from a place in Northumberland named Cornhill, from Old English corn, a metathesized form of cron, cran ‘crane’ + halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’; or from Cornhill in London, a medieval grain exchange, named with Old English corn ‘corn’, ‘grain’ + hyll ‘hill’, or from some other place elsewhere similarly named.