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

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

CTV NewsDon Martin: Canada's 150th birthday is a weekend for celebrationCTV NewsIf 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 ...and more »

Canada celebrates 150 years - NEWS.com.au

Canada celebrates 150 yearsNEWS.com.auCanada 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 ...and more »

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

Canada 150: celebration or new beginning?Prince Albert Daily HeraldAs 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 ...and more »

Ten things I've learned about Canada in 40 years living here - Irish Times;

Ten things I've learned about Canada in 40 years living here - Irish Times

Irish TimesTen things I've learned about Canada in 40 years living hereIrish TimesI arrived in Canada on an unbelievably cold Friday evening in January 1975, on my own, in a small WASP town in rural Ontario, where I had no family or friends to meet me. The town of 5,000 people had an immigrant community of three UK expats. The bus ...and more »

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

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

CTV News150 ways to celebrate Canada 150: #121 – 150CTV NewsAll 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 ...and more »

Canada Day Trivia - Delta-Optimist

Canada Day TriviaDelta-Optimist2) 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 ...and more »

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

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

The Globe and MailGlobe editorial: Cherish this country, one of history's greatest creationsThe Globe and MailThere'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 ...and more »

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

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

The IndependentCanada Day: How to celebrate 150 years of confederation in the UKThe IndependentCanada 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 ...and more »

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

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

Toronto StarRyerson students' union opts not to celebrate Canada 150Toronto StarThe 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 ...and more »

What Canada means to me - Goderich Signal Star;

What Canada means to me - Goderich Signal Star

Goderich Signal StarWhat Canada means to meGoderich Signal StarCanada 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 ...and more »

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

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

Washington PostHappy Canada Day. Don't get carried away with the celebration, please.Washington PostAs 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 ...and more »

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

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

TIMEWhy Canada Day Is Not the Same as Canadian Independence DayTIMEThis 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 ...and more »

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

Canada Day becomes a bummer; No question Canada has much to answer for its treatment of indigenous people. But ...The Chronicle JournalTHOSE 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 ...and more »

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

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

CTV NewsNorthern Ontario university student union votes against Canada 150 eventsCTV NewsAs 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 ...and more »

Celebrate Canada? Not yet. - Macleans.ca;

Celebrate Canada? Not yet. - Macleans.ca

Macleans.caCelebrate Canada? Not yet.Macleans.caCourey 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.and more »

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

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

TreehuggerRed, white & founded on wood—Canada & the US celebrate in JulyTreehuggerEvery 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 ...and more »

Letter: Canada Day a time to celebrate, not just what we are, but what we can become - Langley Times;

Letter: Canada Day a time to celebrate, not just what we are, but what we can become - Langley Times

Langley TimesLetter: Canada Day a time to celebrate, not just what we are, but what we can becomeLangley TimesEditor: I hope my story will help some to clarify why indigenous support for Canada 150 may seem lacking. Few dispute that it is a privilege to live in such a blessed and favoured country. It is worth saying that indigenous people have every right to ...and more »

Find something to celebrate this Canada 150 - Cowichan Valley Citizen

Find something to celebrate this Canada 150Cowichan Valley CitizenMany have been in a reflective mood as we approach the 150th anniversary of confederation. Andrea Rondeau; Fri Jun 30th, 2017 6:30am; EditorialsOpinion. Canada's 150th birthday is tomorrow, and we hope you'll find something to celebrate. Is Canada a ...and more »

On July 1st Celebrate 150 Years of Canada With 150 UK Parties! - The Economic Voice;

On July 1st Celebrate 150 Years of Canada With 150 UK Parties! - The Economic Voice

The Economic VoiceOn July 1st Celebrate 150 Years of Canada With 150 UK Parties!The Economic VoiceOn July 1st, Canada turns 150. Great Britain, along with France, were two important founding fathers when the country was confederated in 1867. A lot has changed in 150 years but one thing that will forever stay the same is that the English and ...and more »

Canada at 150 - Christian Science Monitor;

Canada at 150 - Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorCanada at 150Christian Science MonitorIts separation from Britain wasn't as sudden or violent as that of the American colonies. But Canada has its own history to celebrate – and ponder – as it marks 150 years as a nation. Monitor's Best: Top 5 ...and more »