If I want to deprive you of your watch, I shall certainly have to fight for it; if I want to buy your watch, I shall have to pay for it; and if I want a gift, I shall have to plead for it; and, according to the means I employ, the watch is stolen property, my own property, or a donation.
(Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi )
Using this logic What is Canada?
The French came over with weapons and took it from the Natives.
The British came over with more weapons and took it from the French.
Canadians pleaded with the British for the right to self govern and rule it.
So what is the answer?
If we look at it from a First nations stand point only it is stolen.
If we look at it from a French stand point it is stolen.
If we look at it from a British stand point they stole it so it is stolen.
IMHO – If we look at it from the inhabitants or “Canadian,” point of view, which includes the British French Native and everyone else, who lives here point of view, those that voted for those that signed our constitution, it is a Donation.