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Canada Day is not ‘weird’

Posted: June 27, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: June 27, 2013 2:00 a.m.


Once again the ignorance regarding knowledge of our northern neighbor is blatant.

Our schools do not teach anything about Canada, our major ally in North America.

Most Americans could not tell you the name of the capital city of Canada, could not tell you how many provinces there are (what is a province, anyway?) or who the leaders are.

Of course, most Americans can’t tell you much about our government, either.

Your inclusion of July 1 — Canada Day — as a "weird holiday" (Connect SCV, June 26-July 2) is offensive to the expatriate Canadian community.

Canada Day on July 1 is to Canadians what Independence Day on July 4 is to Americans.

Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) is a federal holiday celebrating the unification of the colonies into a single country called Canada. It is celebrated the same way July 4 is — with fireworks, parades, barbecues and concerts — it is not "weird."



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