Canada Day 2016

In 2016 Canada Day is Friday, July 1.

Canada day in 2016 is on a Friday so won't have to take a day off to make Canada day a long weekend! (Unlike last year when it was on a Wednesday).

Canada Day celebrates the birthday of Canada. On July 1, 1867 Canada became a new federation with its own constitution by signing the Constitution Act - formerly known as the British North America Act.

Canada Day is a national statutory holiday celebrated in all provinces and territories and it is a day off for most businesses. There is, of course, a lot more to Canada Day but the purpose of this page is only to give you a date and a brief history.

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Anonymous:

In honor of our brothers and sisters in the north, from those of us in the south, we pay our respect to those who came before you to make your country great: I will celebrate with my favor foods Eating Poutine and Beavertails And a glass of inniskillin Vidal Icewine

Posted by Peggy:

Posting as anonymous on a public forum shows your true self. You paint everybody with the same paintbrush which shows you are lazy. Do your homework before making stupid remarks. You and people who think as you do, like to poke the bear and hide. I was born and raised in Quebec, Canada and proud of it.

Posted by bill g:

i am Canadian to the bone and proud of it I believe that all Canadian and people that are here that are working to be Canadians should celebrate this day the birth of our Country the best place in the world so those people from Quebec that think that they should not take part in this well I thing that maybe should think about that because they dont seem to have any problem in in taking everything they get from the rest of Canada so it dont want to take part then maybe you should move from here and go to anouther country or suck it up and so the rest of use that your Canadian and jion the rest of us to make a great birthday for all Canadians.

Anonymous:

Canada Day what the heck is that. Canada is a satalite country to the U.S. When looking was going to university, let had two professors and they both reffered to Canada as a semi Second world country. And let's face facts, lf not for all the American financial interests in Canada, we would cease to exist.

Posted by Ajf:

Since when do Quebecers have their own race? How would lumping all Quebecers be racist in any way?

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