July 5, 2015

Happy Birthday Canada!

Late to the party. Dang it!

July 1st was Canada Day! Thanks for being great neighbors for all these years. Hope ya don't mind the 1812 incursions.  Kinda embarrassing.

We got a little freedom happy... but anyway

Happy Birthday Canada!

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, called the Dominion of Canada, but the British parliament and Cabinet 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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