Saturday, June 30, 2007










HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!

Canada Day is often referred to as "Canada's birthday," particularly in the popular press. However the first day of July does not commemorate a clear-cut date of "independence" or "founding," but instead merely commemorates the begining of the establishment of the Canadian Federation through the 1867 British North America Act. The holiday was formally established by statute in 1879, and was originally called Dominion Day, making reference to the term "dominion," which was first used to describe a political union within the British Empire for Canada, at a time when the British government was hesitant to adopt the name proposed by the Fathers Of Confederation: Kingdom of Canada.The British Parliament still retained several political controls over Canada after 1867, and the country still lacked many of its modern provinces. July 1, 1867 represented the establishment of Canada as a kingdom in its own right, the begining of a new phase of Canadian self-soverignity and democracy, and was the begining of the slow march towards full independence from Britain, attained with the proclamation of the Constitution Act by Elizabeth II,Queen of Canada in 1982.
Have a great holiday everyone. Take care..........

6 comments:

Renae said...

Sorry guys, the flags are supposed to be waving, lol !!!

slap me happy said...

cool to learn something new, my brother is hoping to emigrate to Canada soon (hawkeye). the territory next to you he said. one day we will come out there, sounds lovely and the scenery looks stunning too. Don't worry i meant you lol
xx
shona

Leish said...

Happy Canada Day! Do you have plans?

Kate said...

I remember being told, and reading about , the first treaty being signed by the Cree Nation in Sask. in 1867 My grandma was born in the North West territories,a place called Pilot Mound , her Mother was the daughter of Sir George Simpson, my 4th great grandfather.(Manitoba was NOT even a province yet!) As a nation we are still quite young! O well, Happy Birthday to us anyway.!

Leish said...

I love the song! The airy sounds, sound like the airplanes in your pictures!

He's a good flute player, huh?!

MyUtopia said...

YEAH! CANADA! I want to move there.