I just wanted to let all of my non-Canadian readers know that Canada Day is coming up on July 1st. So what is 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 confederation through the 1867 British North America Act.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.
So I just wanted to let all of my readers know that I will be missing my first day of posting this weekend because I will be going out of town to celebrate Canada Day . My goal when I started this blog was to never miss a day of posting but I think this is a valid reason to leave for a few days. I should be back on Monday. When I get back I will return to my regular posting schedule. I hope you all enjoy Canada day!