Thursday, July 1, 2010
Happy Canada Day
All You Ever Wanted To Know About CANADA DAY!
Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada), formerly Dominion Day (French: Le Jour de la Confédération), is Canada's national day, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act (today called the Constitution Act, 1867), which united two British colonies and a province of the British Empire into a single country called Canada. Canada Day observances take place throughout Canada as well as internationally.
Frequently referred to as "Canada's birthday", particularly in the popular press, the occasion marks the joining of the British North American colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada into a federation of four provinces (the Province of Canada being divided, in the process, into Ontario and Quebec) on July 1, 1867. Canada became a kingdom in its own right on that date, but the British Parliament kept limited rights of political control over the new country that were shed by stages over the years until the last vestiges were surrendered in 1982 when the Constitution Act patriated the Canadian constitution.
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Posted by Lorraine Walker
I am Canadian and proud of it. I love our American neighbours, but Canada is my home and in my opinion, the best Country to live in. We are known as the peacekeepers, the land that welcomes all nations, and the home of the 2010 Olympics. During the last recession we had the strongest economy. Our health care system is one of the best - though even it needs reform. We have our problems like all nations and we don't always get along. We are fortunate that images like burning cars in the middle of Toronto are a rarity.
Canadians cannot be generalized; we are as diverse as our land. We have the freedom to speak as we please, to go where we want and to worship in the way we prefer. I love that our coat of arms has the motto: 'From Sea To Sea', and this is also echoed in the etchings on our buildings in Ottawa, our nation's capital, which read: "He shall have dominion from sea to sea"...from Psalm 72:8. Our nation was founded on Biblical principals and I pray one day we shall return to them.
Happy Canada Day.