Canada Letter: It's July 1. Let's Party. Wait, Why Today? - New York Times

On Saturday, Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of — something. Just exactly what and why is open to interpretation. It's not exactly a birthday, no one knows why it's July 1 and a good many people in Canada don't have much to celebrate. Photo.

Don Martin: Canada's 150th birthday is a weekend for celebration - CTV News

If there's a signature Canadian character trait, it's saying sorry all the time. We are a nation of apologists, be it just bumping into a stranger on the elevator to groveling forgiveness for scandals dating back generations. Even on the eve of our ...

Remembrance and Canada Day - Tillsonburg News

1983 saw the very first official Canada Day. Prior to this date, July 1st was celebrated as Dominion Day, the day that Canada became a legal Dominion of Britain. Since July 1st, 1867, this day has been celebrated in the same fashion as today: community ...

Canada celebrates 150th birthday - Sky News Australia

Canada celebrates its 150th birthday on Saturday, marking the day in 1867 that the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia merged to form a self-governing state. Later joined by Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and ...

Canada 150: celebration or new beginning? - Prince Albert Daily Herald

As luck would have it, it is my turn to write on the week of Canada's 150th birthday. This isn't an easy one for me. I have much I can write regarding this time of “celebration”, too much to fit in one column, but I will attempt to make sense of my ...

At 150, Canada Is 'Cool' but Can Aspire to Something More - Wall Street Journal (subscription)

The U.S. isn't the only North American nation busy celebrating its birthday. On July 1, 1867, the British North America Act took effect, establishing the Dominion of Canada. Today, my country has the world's second-largest land mass, its 10th-largest ...

150 ways to celebrate Canada 150: #121 – 150 - CTV News

All week long, CTV Kitchener is taking a look at events and activities happening in our area for the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The final chapter of our list features a few events happening Saturday, and a few more that take place later on ...

Q&A: Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly on Canada 150—and planning a massive country-wide birthday party - Toronto Life

When Mélanie Joly became Canada's Minister of Canadian Heritage in fall 2015, she also became the czar of the country's massive sesquicentennial shebang. Here, the former Montreal mayoral candidate (and closet Justin Bieber enthusiast) tells Toronto ...

Canada Day Trivia - Delta-Optimist

2) Upsala, a small community near Thunder Bay, Ontario, has a giant statue of what insect? 3) In what B.C. town was the Last Spike driven? 4) With an average of 1.2 million visitors each year, what Gatineau, Quebec, museum is the most visited museum in ...

Globe editorial: Cherish this country, one of history's greatest creations - The Globe and Mail

There's an old saw that goes something like this: The definition of news is what went wrong yesterday. It's largely true, and in a healthy society, it probably has to be. It's why we journalists spend time shining lights on this country's faults and ...

Canada Day: How to celebrate 150 years of confederation in the UK - The Independent

Canada Day marks the anniversary of the day the North American country's three colonies, Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, came together. The three colonies formed a Dominion that was part of the British Empire – and is now is a member of the ...

Ryerson students' union opts not to celebrate Canada 150 - Toronto Star

The Ryerson student union is protesting Canada 150 on their Facebook page, calling it “Colonialism 150” and writing posts in a “Countdown to Colonialism” series that explain aspects of Indigenous culture and history. (DREAMSTIME). By Jaren KerrStaff ...

What Canada means to me - Goderich Signal Star

Canada Day is a celebration of our country's history, diversity and beauty, and sometimes a celebration of the Canadian tuxedo and other stereotypes. Tweet. Bookmark and Share. Change text size for the story. Print. Report an error. As we celebrate the ...

Happy Canada Day. Don't get carried away with the celebration, please. - Washington Post

As a journalist who occasionally travels abroad, I've had the chance to see how foreign countries commemorate important historical milestones. Inevitably, they look backward, to important pivot points in their pasts. Americans recall the Revolutionary ...

Why Canada Day Is Not the Same as Canadian Independence Day - TIME

This year's Canada Day celebrations on Saturday will be particularly special, as Canada celebrates its 150th birthday: It was July 1, 1867, that the British North America Act united the British provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec and ...

Canada Day becomes a bummer; No question Canada has much to answer for its treatment of indigenous people. But ... - The Chronicle Journal

THOSE of us who were around for Canada's 100th birthday can't help but be struck by the very different mood this year, as we mark the country's sesquicentennial. How, we wonder, did this national milestone turn into such a bummer? To understand just ...

Canadian celebs answer 'What does Canada 150 mean to you?' - Canoe

Brent Butt holds a gas nozzle on the set of the CTV comedy series Corner Gas in Roleau, Sask, in this undated handout photo. (CP PICTURE ARCHIVE/HO - CTV). Latest News. Kendall and Kylie Jenner pull vintage shirts after Notorious B.I.G. legal threat ...

Northern Ontario university student union votes against Canada 150 events - CTV News

As protesters set up camp in the nation's capital to oppose Canada's 150th birthday bash, a student union at a northern Ontario university is taking their own stance against the celebrations. Scroll down or click here to vote in our poll of the day ...

Celebrate Canada? Not yet. - Macleans.ca

Courey Knapaysweet takes part in a children's ceremony at a sundance at Fort Albany First Nation. (Nick Kozak). When I was growing up on the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation, Canada Day meant one thing: the beginning of the wacipi (“pow-wow”) season.

Red, white & founded on wood—Canada & the US celebrate in July - Treehugger

Every year, as Canadians celebrate Canada Day on July 1st, Americans get ready to celebrate July 4th. Canada Day marks the enactment of the Constitution Act of 1867, which united the British colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. This year ...