Canada Day Tribute

Happy 148th birthday Canada.

There is a nice history of Canada day outlined at this federal government website that was updated in June of 2014.  It reminds us of some facts.  I share those blow that relate to finding the law of Canada Day:

  • July 1, 1867: The British North America Act (today known as the Constitution Act, 1867) created Canada.
  • 1879: A federal law makes July 1 a statutory holiday as the “anniversary of Confederation,” which is later called “Dominion Day.”
  • October 27, 1982: July 1, “Dominion Day” officially becomes Canada Day.  The date relates to the proclaimation of The Constitution Act, 1982, being Schedule B to the Canada Act 1982 (UK), 1982, c 11,  documents both conveniently located on CanLII

I will celebrate today by playing O Canada on my ukulele.

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