On this day in 1867, the United Kingdom enacted the British North America Act (today called the Constitution Act of 1867), which united three British colonies into a single country within the British Empire, to be known as Canada. This day was known as "Dominion Day" until 1982, when the UK granted full independence. As they are still under the British Commonwealth, I wonder if they can tell any difference. Maybe one of our Canadian friends -- you both know who you are -- can explain it.
We here at man with black hat would like to wish our Canadian friends a very happy and totally bodacious Canada Day, especially Nicholas Wansbutter, Peter Vere, Shawn and Deborah Tribe, Owen Swain, Kathy Shaidle, Dave, Jian, Mike, and Murray, formerly of Moxy Früvous, and, last but not least, the Reverend Vicki Obedkoff. (Oh, yeah. Long story, that one.)
Meanwhile, watch as this young lassie makes a case that she is #proudtobecanadian, if only for this week's Friday Afternoon Moment of Whimsy.