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Today marks the 147th Birthday of Canada.

Canada Day is celebrated nation-wide and internationally. It signifies the British North America Act of Jule 1, 1867. This act joined three colonies within the British Empire into one Country, called: “The Dominion of Canada”. It joined Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada into one nation. Now, the British North America Act is referred to as the Constitution Act. Canada Day was first celebrated as Dominion Day and was changed to: “Canada Day” in 1982 when the Canada Act was passed.


After 1867, Canada was considered its own Kingdom, but the British Cabinet still had limited political control because it was a new country.

When the Canada Act was passed in 1982, the political control that the British had over the country was significantly lessened. Canada now runs on its own, keeping the Westminster system of parliament their model and the Monarch as Sovereign.

Canada Day is often celebrated with outdoor activities such as fireworks and festivals.



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July 1, 2014 at 7:36 pm by admin
Category: Articles