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Submitted by Adam on September 1, 2022, at 10:47

I have read many antique articles, and magazines such as the old issues of the Canadian Magazine or even government pamphlets and the spellings used in them were all what we would constitute now as "American" spelling. I found multiple entries of words such as: Favor, Armor, Flavor, Color, etc. by both the authors and general populance in their letters to editor. It seems to me that those spellings are just as Canadian as the "British" type spellings and it looks like at some point or the other in history, Canadians wanted to be more distinguished from their brothers to the south.