On this date, July 1, 1867, the British North America Act went into effect and created the Dominion of Canada, uniting the separate colonies of Canada, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The act formally divided the province of Canada into two different provinces, English-speaking Ontario and French-speaking Quebec. The self-governing Canada retained Queen Victoria as sovereign Queen of Canada, a role continued to this very day by her great-great granddaughter, H.M. Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.
Over the years, Canada has expanded from the northeast geographic area into a large nation bordered between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and south of the Arctic Circle. The national languages are both English and French!
Best wishes for a very happy and safe Canada Day!
Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride
Author’s Note: The next planned post entry here is for Sunday, July 4, 2021, and the proposed topic is “Happy USA Day!”