You have to understand that Canadians want to think that they are meaningful. We know that Canada was officially made 'Canada' in 1867. Before that, it was just a British colony. So before that, there was no country, per se. Certainly, no Canada.
Revisionists would have you believe that "Canadians" sent the Americans packing. But that would actually have been the Brits and aboriginals living on what is now considered to be our side of the border, as well as natives from the US side.
The Canadian Forces was wearing a commemorative pin a couple of years ago, recognizing 'Canada's role' in fighting the War of 1812, but as we all know, there was no Canada.
I should also point out that many write ups were changed, deleting 'Canada's role' or Canada's defeat of the Americans' on the Internets.
Here's a link to a Globe and Mail story that says, in part...
This tribute (the commemorative pin - murphy)
will be a daily reminder of a key chapter in Canada’s history, and of the courageous efforts made by the regular and militia soldiers, provincial marine and the aboriginal allies who helped define who we are today,” National Defence Minister Peter MacKay said.
Reads like it was 'Canadian regular and militia soldiers', but there weren't any.
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