Monday, July 02, 2007

Happy Canada Day!

One hundred and forty years ago Canada became an independent country.
Happy Birthday Canada! Many happy returns.
To celebrate a few links:
Boing Boing: Happy Canada Day!
It's Canada Day, the day that marks the anniversary of Canadian Confederation on July 1, 1867. We Canadians celebrate it with days off work, beer, and fireworks. It's like July 4, without the revolutionary overtones.

The Galloping Beaver: Happy Birthday Canada
One hundred and forty years ago today the British North America Act of 1867 came into effect, superseding the Act of Union of 1840. With the colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada (Ontario and Quebec), the Dominion of Canada was formed.

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Canada Day stuff on CBC
What's with all the blue? Our fucking colours are red and white, not red white and BLUE. My TV screen looks like the Government of Canada website's main page. It's ugly. Hmm, wasn't this blue thing tried before?

unrepentant old hippie
Happy Canada Day

Celebrating Canadians in Hollywood - - CA Entertainment
Celebrating Canadians in Hollywood
Movie Insider Anne Brodie says Happy Canada Day to our stars

Canada turns 140 : National : News : Sympatico / MSN
Thousands of Canadians gathered on Parliament Hill to celebrate Canada's 140th birthday, in a bash featuring music, a flypast by the Snowbirds, the RCMP Musical Ride and fireworks. - Editorial - A Canada Day salute to our troops
Given the recent lacklustre support by Toronto City Council for the men and women now serving our nation in Afghanistan, we dedicate today's editorial celebrating Canada's 140th birthday to all members of our military.

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