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Miss Canada

The representation of Canada as a sweet but coy young lady was a Victorian convention that was abandoned about the time of WWII. A popular depiction of Miss Canada was in winter garb - wearing skates, an overcoat, a tuque and a sash.

Miss Canada

The representation of Canada as a sweet but coy young lady was a Victorian convention that was abandoned about the time of WWII. A popular depiction of Miss Canada was in winter garb - wearing skates, an overcoat, a tuque and a sash. At other times she was shown royally resisting the blandishments of a conniving Uncle Sam, symbolic of the US, siding instead with a portly John Bull, representative of Great Britain. Miss Canada was also a title awarded annually from 1946 to January 1992, on the basis of beauty, talent, personality, etc, to contestants with regional titles by the Miss Canada Pageant.

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