Canada Day, Fête du Canada

Casnada Day, Fête du Canada

July 1 is Canada Day, anniversary of the enactment of the British North America Act on July 1, 1867. Today in Canada the law is called the Constitution Act so the former colony can feel less like a UK dependency.

The holiday is celebrated with parades, fireworks, barbecues, concerts, and Google Doodles. Be prepared to sing “Oh, Canada” even if you’re not at a hockey game.

This year our Neighbor to the North welcomes U.S. refugees fleeing the Affordable Care Act by enrolling them into the single-payer health insurance system. Bienvenue yankees — à votre santé, et vive le Canada!


“Where To Escape the Individual Mandate (Hint: Not Canada),” Amy Bingham, ABC News


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Top image I”Canada Day, after Arnold Friberg”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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