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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy Canada Day!

July 1st is Canada Day, when Canadians celebrate our country's birthday. It's the anniversary of the enactment of the British North America Act of 1867 (now called the Constitutional Act) which united the three original British colonies into a single country called Canada.

Today, all across this great nation, we celebrate our colourful money, love of hockey and poutine. Our universal healthcare and excellent schools. Our  tolerance and politeness.

We celebrate our two national languages, French and English, and how they co-exist side-by-side. We also celebrate the unique way we turn a phrase (I got 20/20 - true Canadian, if you're wondering).

We also celebrate our diversity. We are lucky to live in a country where people not only embrace our son for his differences, but welcome him into a shared community. It's like a home away from home for those from places near and far.

So, to all you Canucks out there: Happy Canada Day / Bonne FĂȘte du Canada!

(If you don't know who Chris Hadfield is, you're missing out on one great Canadian!)

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