01 July 2009

Side by side and hand in hand

Today is the day that Canadians, both at home and abroad, celebrate Canada Day. Canada Day, previously known as Dominion Day, is the anniversary of the July 1, 1867 ratification of the British North America Act, the occasion upon which the Province of Canada would be divided into Quebec and Ontario and these two provinces would combine with British North America’s provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to form a single country, Canada.

Dominion Day’s name was formally changed to Canada Day in October of 1982, partially due to the earlier adoption of the Canada Act in which all ties between Canada and the United Kingdom were severed.

Happy Canada Day!




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