Canada Day is the national day of Canada commemorating the July 1st 1867 anniversary of the Constitution Act. (Then called the British North American Act)
This united three colonies into a single country called Canada within the British Empire and became known as Canada’s birthday.
Colonies Nova Scotia and New Brunswick joined the Province of Canada which was divided into Ontario and Quebec.
It was originally called Dominion Day and renamed in 1982, the year the Canada Act was passed, making Canada its own country complete with Constitution.
This year Canada celebrates its 149th year.
Next year should be quite a celebration.
Until then we’ll have to be content with the typical BBQ’s, concerts, festivals, fireworks and drunken relatives of any Canada Day.
And next year?
All of that, plus, lots of government spending.
Happy Canada Day!
I’m Scott Thompson.
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