Coal has a long history in Canada, but with the closing of many coal mines and plants in the country, some of that history is coming to an end.
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Since 1639, coal has been mined in the country and the mineral has had its share of ups and downs. Coal was a part of Canada's westward expansion, massive labour disputes, major government legislation and was one of Canada's biggest energy sources.
Today, coal is on somewhat of a decline in usage in Canada. Ontario phased-out coal power in 2014 and Alberta will also do so by 2030. Several coal plants and mines have closed in recent years, both as a result of a decline in Canadian consumption of coal and because of a dip in worldwide demand for it.
Here is a timeline on many of the most significant events and points of Canada's coal history: