Sunday, July 01, 2007

Canada Day



Canada Day used to be known as Dominion Day and Confederation Day. On July 1, 1867, the British North America Act created the Canadian federal government. This Act stated that Canada would become an independent dominion or territory of Great Britain, which is why Canada Day was originally called Dominion Day. In 1982, Dominion Day changed to Canada Day after a vote in Parliament.

So happy Canada Day



4 comments:

lattégirl said...

I forgot it used to have another name. We were still considered a British backwater dominion, back then, I guess.

I meant to put out a Canadian flag, but forgot. And anyway, I'm living in a small French town, so I suppose the flag would not have been welcome. If there's one thing I like about visiting ROC (Rest of Canada) it's that people aren't afraid to hang the maple leaf.

Do it here, and the flag gets burned or torn down.

Hope you had a good Canada Day!

RUTH said...

Happy Canada and I love the moose in uniform.

Rodrigo said...

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Cherry said...

Happy Canada day too. What sort of celebration happening there in Cariboo?