:And could you explain how I ''misunderstand or overlook the meaning of the word "frontier"''? Thanks.
:[[User:ClementB|Clement ♗]] 14:15, 29 April 2009 (EDT)
=== Dominion status ===
Some of this discussion seems to have strayed off the main point. Canada was given the status of Dominion by the British North America Act in 1867. At the time, that didn't amount to much but over the next 40 years, Canada became increasingly independent of Britain, as did Australia and New Zealand. The Imperial Conference of 1907 recognised that all three countries, along with South Africa and Newfoundland, were in practice self-governing and that Britain had no longer any practical role in governing them. All five were given Dominion status at the Imperial Conference in recognition that they were ''equal partners'' with the United Kingdom in the Empire. This was very different from the status of a colony (e.g. the relationship of Kenya, Nigeria or Ghana to Britain at the same date), which was subordinate to the imperial power, with a government directed by officials (usually British) appointed by the Colonial Office in Britain. India had a separate status, a kind of empire-within-the-empire, consisting of a jigsaw of directly ruled provinces and nominally independent states. I hope this answer Andy Schlafly's question (though it's so far up the page I can't actually see if it was Andy who asked it): Canada was a Dominion at the time of WW1, not a colony. [[User:JosephMac|JosephMac]] 19:40, 30 April 2009 (EDT)
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