Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Happy Canada Day!

Ah, Canada Day. 1 July 1867: that great day when the British North America Act was signed, establishing an independent Parliament for Canada. Well, independent in the sense that Canada was still part of the British Commonwealth. And the Queen of England was still the head of state. And the Governor General was the royal representative in Canada. With Americans trying to reconstruct their country after the Civil War, Canadians adhered to the principles "peace, order, and good government." Makes your pulse quicken, doesn't it?

7 comments:

Tracy said...

Happy Canada Day!

twoveganboys said...

Happy Canada Day my friend North of us.

Krys

FatMom said...

Ah, thanks for the explanation. I'd always wondered what it was exactly...us "southerners" generally have NO idea what's going on with our neighbors to the north. I'm one of them. Thanks for the education!

Janet said...

Happy Canada Day to you!

Anonymous said...

Hey, V'dad, I'm a vegan Canadian-wanna-be south of the border , looking for any opportunity to spread merry Canada Day wishes!

Enjoying your blog!
~Jain

tasteslikeyum said...

Happy Canada Day, Canadian vegan dad :)

On an unrelated note, I'm new to your blog and love it! I'm so tired of people asking if I'll go back to an omni life when I have children, saying kids can't grow without eggs and meat, etc. Thank you for being a great 'here, check this out' example for young vegans like me.

Eesh said...

Happy Canada Day! Hope you had a great time. Thanks for the history lesson. It's funny how even some of us Canadians (meekly raises hand) don't know this stuff. Ha!