Thursday, July 01, 2010

Happy Canada Day | Bonne Fete du Canada

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On this day in 1867 the British colonies of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick joined together with the Province of Canada in an effort to form an even more perfect union - in the British style - than the failed experiment to the south, which derailed early on with all kinds of wacko ideas about 'no taxation without representation' and such clearly unworkable concepts as 'all men are created equal'. I mean, what were they thinking?

That the tiny country created by legislation on that day would one day span North America from the Atlantic to the Pacific to the Arctic - 'from sea to sea to sea' as we are so fond of smugly uttering - would one day evolve into a place simultaneously as dull as bourgeois dishwater and yet be such a threat to its nearest neighbour to earn itself the epithet 'Soviet Canuckistan' would have scarcely seemed possible to the dour frock-coated fathers of our Confederation.
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Seumas Gagne said...

Happy Canada Day, Canadians!

michael sean morris said...

Wish You Were Here!

Seumas Gagne said...

I was. :-)

Seumas Gagne said...

retro Happy Canada Day Again, Canadians!

michael sean morris said...

It's like that movie "Groundhog Day".

TheQuestionMan said...

A belated Happy Birthday Canada

Sorry I missed it I was working