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Old 07-01-2013, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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I was wondering what is Canada Day?
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:34 PM
 
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It's Canada's birthday.

Canada Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada) is the national day of Canada, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act, 1867 (today called the Constitution Act, 1867), which united three colonies into a single country called Canada within the British Empire. Originally called Dominion Day (French: Le Jour de la Confédération), the holiday was renamed in 1982, the year the Canada Act was passed. Canada Day observances take place throughout Canada as well as among Canadians internationally.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:47 PM
 
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Same as 4th of July in America.... Their national/birthday
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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The day Canada became a country, if not entirely sovereign.
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Its a national celebration of our independence, and this year its our 146th anniversary.

Its a day to celebrate our unique country, one that many others have come to, and have adopted as their own home. I like to say that Canada is where the world has come to live.

Canada is the second largest country in the world, and we occupy six time zones. but we also have one of the lowest population densities in the world, at about 3 persons, per square kilometer. We have three ocean coasts, on the Atlantic, Pacific, and the Arctic Oceans. We also have the longest coastline in the world, and the most fresh water, of any country, in the world. Canada has over three million fresh water lakes and rivers, with- in our territory.

Today, July the first , across Canada, we celebrate our freedom , our peaceful country, our beautiful land , and our bright future. We also remember our past history, our traditions of honesty and international friendship, and our reputation as a place that offers refuge and safety to people who are fleeing oppression and war.

As a country, we keep our promises, and we are good friends to our allies, and tough fighters to our attackers. Canada has never started a war, but we have won all those that we have been involved in.

Our military motto is ... Never retreated, never defeated. Not a bad record, eh ?

Jim B

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Old 07-02-2013, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Its a national celebration of our independence, and this year its our 146th anniversary.

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It's not really related to our independence. Equating a country's national holiday to its independence from the colonial power is something of an Americanism. Many if most countries' national holidays have nothing to do with their independence. This includes Canada.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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It's not really related to our independence. Equating a country's national holiday to its independence from the colonial power is something of an Americanism. Many if most countries' national holidays have nothing to do with their independence. This includes Canada.
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Canada
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It's not really related to our independence. Equating a country's national holiday to its independence from the colonial power is something of an Americanism. Many if most countries' national holidays have nothing to do with their independence. This includes Canada.
Thank you, I was going to go there if you hadn't. On July 1st 146 years ago the formation of Canada was more about maintaining the British Empire in North America and making life more stable for its inhabitants then it was about distancing the area from it. Certainly, "Canada's" identity for the first 50 years of its life was intensely tied up with loyalty to the wide British Empire and monarchism. Canadian nationalism in the modern sense is largely a post WW1 phenomenon that only really started to come into its stride in the second half of the 20th century, when we did stuff like get our own flag, constitution, federal ideologies like official bilingualism and multiculturalism.

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Old 07-02-2013, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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I was wondering what is Canada Day?
I'm not quite sure!!!! It's still Dominion day to me. LOL
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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I'm not quite sure!!!! It's still Dominion day to me. LOL
Still fly the Red Ensign Eh
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