Happy Canada Day

Go Canada! We are awesome! Anyhow, July 1st is surprisingly not that relevant to Canadian History. The Upper Canada rebellion of 1837 was more important as it led to Durham reports of 1838. Basically out of these reports came the notion of responsible government. That allowed Canadian government to handle its own local affairs. The British still controlled the foreign policy. Another important milestone was 1931 Statute of Westminster as it allowed Canada to have full legal freedoms. Canada could now choose its own foreign policy without the interference of The British. These events were more relevant to Canadian History than July 1st. But, we get fireworks today so it is all right. Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians. Let’s cherish our freedoms and work hard to create an even better nation-state.

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2 thoughts on “Happy Canada Day

  1. whether this is true or not; most americans tend to believe that Canada has just copied american holidays; America has Thanksgiving in November so Canadians then started having a thanksgiving holiday……America has July 4th….so Canada started a July 1st……Us americans are so egotistical because we don’t even bother to research whether or not these beliefs are true. It is weird how so many americans view Canada as a second class country or something…… its sad

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