30 June 2008

Canada Day


Frequently referred to as "Canada's birthday", particularly in the popular press, the occasion marks the joining of the British 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. However, though Canada is regarded as having become a kingdom in its own right on that date, the British Parliament at first kept limited rights of political control over the new country, which were shed by stages over the years until the last vestiges were ended in 1982, when the Constitution Act patriated the Canadian constitution. Canada Day thus differs from Independence Day celebrations in other countries in that it does not commemorate a clear-cut date of complete independence.

Wikipedia

5 comments:

Matt-Man said...

Oh c'mon, they invented it just for another excuse to drink. Cheers Jamie!!

WillThink4Wine said...

LOL at Matt-man! Great photo, Jamie!

eProf2 said...

Jamie, how did you get the headlines from selected blog sites with one sentence blurbs onto your right hand column? As they say on call-in shows, "I'll take my answer off the air." That is, unless you want to share with everyone how you did it. I haven't seen it on any other blog (all six or seven I visit regularly anyway).

Jamie said...

It is a new feature offered by Blogger. You can continue to use the link lists or you can do one that accepts rss feeds from blogs you like. You can find it under the layout tab in Dashboard.

Travis said...

I think that picture of the Canadian Flag is beautiful.