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Monday, July 1, 2013

Happy Birthday Canada

Canada Day is the national day of Canada, a federal holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act, 1867 , which united three colonies into a single country called Canada and within the British Empire. Canada Day observances take place throughout Canada as well as among Canadians internationally.

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Frequently referred to as "Canada's birthday" the occasion marks the joining of the British North American 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. Canada became a kingdom in its own right on that date, but the British parliament and Cabinet kept limited rights of political control over the new country that were shed by stages over the years until the last vestiges were surrendered in 1982, when the Constitution Act patriated the Canadian constitution. Queen Elizabeth 11 is also Queen of Canada.
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I hope the bond between Canada and England lasts forever. Canada is my 2nd favourite country. I would love to live there. I live in the USA and believe me, if you are Canadian you are lucky. Celebrate.

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Your Queen is my Queen and for me it forms a bond between us. I see Canada as a country that is peacefully inclined. You don't see it in world conflicts too often. It doesn't pose and brag it seems as safe as anywhere can be in these modern times and the people are nice.

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The country itself is beautiful. It is vast and wild with majestic scenery. I have often been in Ontario and would go more if I had the time and money. We took the kids when they were young before we needed a passport.

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So Canada I miss visiting but we will be back someday soon. Till then enjoy your birthday............

3 comments:

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

I would love to visit one day. I cannot begin to imagine the huge scenery, or all that space.

Magic Love Crow said...

Hello my friend ;o) Thank you for such a beautiful post!!! I had a great Canada Day, thank you ;o) Big Hugs and be well ;o)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

We live only 20 miles south of British Columbia and to travel there we now have to have an enhanced driver's license. Well, actually, it is to get back into WA that we need it - but we need it none-the-less. If we were traveling by boat we'd have to have a passport - but not for driving - go figure.

It is funny how close and seemingly similar the two areas are, but once we cross the border we do feel like we are in a different country. We've spent some time driving about, seeing the country and really enjoy the beauty. The one thing we find disconcerting is how fast and reckless BC drivers are - they are the same way when they come to Washington - and we never go anyplace but we see four or five BC cars getting tickets for driving too fast. Not sure why they do it - but they sure do. Nice people, justs fast drivers.

NW Washington drivers are probably the most courteous and careful drivers we've met - and we've lived all over the country.

With the new security in place we rarely go to BC now - the wait times at the border coming back are sometimes horrendous - up to 2 hours - not something we want to do very often. We have friends from BC that come down here and they seem to know the best times to cross the border - plus the US customs people don't hassle Canadians, just US citizens - again - go figure.