On Canada Day, why I love Canada

Canada Day thoughts.

Robby Robin's Journey

July 1 is Canada Day – every year.  It’s the birthday of Confederation, the date in 1867 on which Canada ceased to be a British colony and become a country in its own right.  On July 1, 1867 this new country consisted only of its four initial provinces: Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.  How we’ve grown since then!  From 4 provinces in the east to 10 provinces and 3 territories in the east, west, and north (and center, of course).

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Canada Day is a very special day to me, maybe because I became Canadian by choice, not by birth.  And being Canadian is something of which I am extraordinarily proud and for which I feel enormous gratitude.

I arrived in Canada in 1963 to attend university and, except for a few years of living in the UK, I’ve lived here ever since.  These are some of the many…

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