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  • Canada Day 2014: July 1 celebrations across the country

    07/01/2014 3:54:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    CBC News ^ | Jul 01, 2014
    P.E.I. boasts the biggest fireworks display as part of the nation's 147th birthday celebrations. ... The 100th anniversary of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the Second World War were also be highlighted.
  • Canada Day terror suspects John Nuttall and Amanda Korody had checkered past

    07/05/2013 8:43:31 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Jul, 3, 2013
    -excerpt- Nuttall and his co-accused, girlfriend Amanda Korody, were arrested on Monday and later described by RCMP investigators as "self-radicalized" extremists who were inspired by al Qaeda to try to inflict massive casualties in Victoria, B.C. (video at link)
  • 2 Arrested in Canadian Terror Plot 'inspired by al Qaeda ideology'

    07/02/2013 1:58:02 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    THE LONG WAR JOURNAL ^ | July 2, 2013 | by David Barnett
    SNIPPET: "Today the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced the arrest of two Canadian-born citizens, John Stuart Nuttall and Amanda Marie Korody, in a terror plot targeting a public gathering at the British Columbia Legislature in Victoria on Canada Day, July 1. According to online court records, Nuttall and Korody appeared at the Surrey Provincial Court this morning. The two suspects face charges that include "conspiring to place an explosive in or against a place of public use, a government or public facility, with the intent to cause death or serious bodily injury, for the benefit of, at the direction...
  • Royals prepare for strenuous Canada Day schedule

    07/01/2011 4:30:48 AM PDT · by danielmryan · 3 replies
    Chronical-Herald (Halifax) ^ | July 1, 2011 | The Canadian Press
    OTTAWA — Pomp, pageantry and protests are expected to colour Prince William and Kate's first full day in Canada as the royal couple joins the country's birthday celebrations. Day 2 promises a busy and even longer schedule for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who will make a number of appearances in Ottawa. William and Kate begin their day at a citizenship ceremony at the Canadian Museum of Civilization across the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Que., where they are expected to be met by demonstrators. A small group of people is planning to strum guitars and wave placards to protest...
  • “Queers Against Israeli Apartheid” declare Canada to be an apartheid state, too

    07/05/2010 10:58:06 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 22 replies · 2+ views
    National Post [Ca] ^ | July 3, 2010 – 3:27 pm | Jonathan Kay
    For a while now, Torontonians have been wondering how, exactly, a “gay-rights” group like “Queers Against Israeli Apartheid” (QuAIA) could purport to demonize Israel — the only country in the entire Middle East where gay rights are honoured in the same way they are honoured in Canada. Now we know the answer: QuAIA doesn’t just hate Israel. It hates Canada, too!On Canada Day, July 1, here are the instructions that QuAIA was giving to supporters who wanted to help the group participate in Sunday’s Gay Pride parade: “Thursday, July 1, 2010 at Noon: Instead of celebrating this colonial country (which...
  • Happy Canada Day!

    07/01/2010 5:46:56 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Wikisource ^ | July 1, 1867
    30 & 31 Victoria, c. 3 (U.K.) An Act for the Union of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, and the Government thereof; and for Purposes connected therewith [Assented to 29th March, 1867.] Whereas the Provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick have expressed their Desire to be federally united into One Dominion under the Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, with a Constitution similar in Principle to that of the United Kingdom: And whereas such a Union would conduce to the Welfare of the Provinces and promote the Interests of the British Empire: And...
  • Canada (Since July 1, 1867!)

    06/30/2009 7:43:55 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 33 replies · 1,291+ views
    British North America Act, 1867
    Whereas the Provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick have expressed their Desire to be federally united into One Dominion under the Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, with a Constitution similar in Principle to that of the United Kingdom: And Whereas such a Union would conduce to the Welfare of the Provinces and promote the interests of the British Empire: ... Be it therefore enacted and declared by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and...
  • Google gives Canada Day no logo

    07/07/2008 2:30:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies · 116+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | July 2, 2008 | JILL MAHONEY
    It's long been a Google tradition, a wink to Canucks: A Canada Day version of the website's logo, illustrated with Maple Leaves, a loon and even a beaver. But yesterday? Nothing but the usual primary-coloured letters. Asked for comment about the snub, a spokesperson offered little comfort in an e-mail. "We enjoy celebrating holidays at Google and are sorry we missed one that's special to you. As you may imagine, it's difficult for us to choose which events to celebrate on our site. We have a long list of holidays that we'd like to celebrate in the future. We have...
  • In gratitude on Canada Day

    06/30/2007 3:27:18 AM PDT · by Clive · 10 replies · 374+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2007-06-30 | Salim Mansur
    As Canada marks its 140th birthday it will be my 34th Canada Day celebration since I landed a generation ago at what is now Pearson International Airport. My experience is common with most immigrants in Canada. We have been part of Canada's growth, and also its vibrancy as the ethnic profile of Canadians in major urban centres changed during this period. Each of us came with stories as immigrants from previous generations did and each of our stories became part of the Canadian narrative. As a young adult I witnessed civil war, mass killings and refugee exodus. I fled the...
  • An unfinished country (Canada)

    06/27/2007 10:41:16 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 16 replies · 540+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Wednesday, June 27, 2007 | Barbara Kay
    An unfinished country Barbara Kay, National Post Published: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 The silly name for our national holiday, "Canada Day" (imagine "Italy Day" or "U.S.A. Day") always makes me flinch. It has done so since 1982 when Dominion Day, a perfectly appropriate name for a big, beautiful country like ours, was voted into the oubliette of history after five minutes' debate without a parliamentary quorum present. "Dominion" happens not to refer to the British empire, as assumed by the bill's presenting MP, but to the 72nd Psalm: "He shall have dominion also from sea to sea ?" But...
  • 'A national disgrace' (Canadian Vets Having Similar Problems as Ours)

    07/04/2006 7:28:44 AM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 541+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | Shannon Proudfoot
    Furious veterans are renewing their demands that the National War Memorial be guarded to protect it against "disgusting" assaults after young men were caught urinating on it during Canada Day festivities. A retired major snapped digital pictures of several people relieving themselves on the monument around 11 p.m. on Saturday, as thousands poured into the streets following the fireworks. Most cheered and laughed when they were photographed using the memorial as a toilet on the nation's birthday. "I think it's a national disgrace," said Dr. Michael Pilon, 63, a retired major with the Royal Canadian Dental Corps. "It's absolutely disgusting...
  • 'A national disgrace'(Canada-Punks Urinate on War Memorial)

    07/03/2006 7:01:05 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 39 replies · 2,568+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | July 03, 2006 | Shannon Proudfoot
    Furious veterans are renewing their demands that the National War Memorial be guarded to protect it against "disgusting" assaults after young men were caught urinating on it during Canada Day festivities. A retired major snapped digital pictures of several people relieving themselves on the monument around 11 p.m. on Saturday, as thousands poured into the streets following the fireworks. Most cheered and laughed when they were photographed using the memorial as a toilet on the nation's birthday. "I think it's a national disgrace," said Dr. Michael Pilon, 63, a retired major with the Royal Canadian Dental Corps. "It's absolutely disgusting...
  • Support troops theme causes social group to drop float from Canada Day parade

    07/01/2006 4:59:04 PM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 22 replies · 843+ views
    National Post (Canada) ^ | Saturday, July 01, 2006 | Dirk Meissner
    VICTORIA (CP) - The annual Canada Day parade in the seaside community of Parksville will have one less float Saturday because a local group opposes what it calls the American-dominated military theme of this year's parade. The decision by parade organizer, the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce, to sell T-shirts with the message Support Our Troops has started an ideological war of words in this normally tranquil tourism and retirement community located about 150 kilometres northeast of Victoria. The decision to sell T-shirts, for $10 each, was made to raise money to offset parade costs and send a message...
  • John Gibson: Needling the Canadians

    07/05/2005 6:51:18 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 21 replies · 1,388+ views
    FOX News ^ | July 4, 2005 | John Gibson
    Did you hear I made the Canadians mad at me again? In honor of Canada Day, July 1, I was asked by Maclean's magazine, one of Canada's brightest lights, to write a few words on the state of Canada's relations with the U.S. It came out on Friday. I said the relations stunk because we had figured out how anti-American Canadians had become over the last few years. The quote from me they put on the cover of the magazine was, "Canada is a vast ice-encrusted wasteland dedicated to beer and America bashing." As you probably could figure out, that...
  • Celebrations Felt Fake: Canada Day Looked Like A Liberal Campaign Ad

    07/04/2005 5:11:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 9 replies · 507+ views
    The Calgary Sun ^ | 7-4-05 | Ezra Levant
    Celebrations Felt Fake: Canada Day Looked Like A Liberal Campaign Ad   Mon, July 4, 2005By EZRA LEVANT Canada Day celebrations this year were worse than most years. Even in better times, the staged, paid-for public displays of official patriotism reeked of political correctness -- of government-chosen musical and dance acts, government stage direction, government funding, government bilingualism and larded with far too many government cabinet ministers inserting themselves into programs that are boring enough. In other words, they felt fake -- unlike Remembrance Day, for example, a holiday that retains its original meaning, if only by the continuing vigilance of our veterans. Canada's history is rarely...
  • Canada Day? Bah, Humbug! Why Celebrate? We're in Serious Trouble

    07/02/2005 10:02:20 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 35 replies · 1,342+ views
    The Toronto Sun ^ | July 2, 2005 | Michael Coren
    On Canada Day weekend I am supposed to behave like a good Canadian columnist. To say how wonderful this country is and how great and grand it is to be Canadian. Sorry, not going to do it. I love Canadians, I love what this country has done for me, but I cannot serve it well if I play the game of adulation. Simply put, we're in big trouble. The notion that this is the greatest country on Earth and that our cities are "world class" is, frankly, quite ludicrous. We have little history, few passable museums, mediocre galleries and minimal...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....07 - 1 thru 4 -05..."America Has a Birthday"

    07/01/2005 10:04:57 AM PDT · by DollyCali · 227 replies · 14,466+ views
    DollyCali | July 1, 2005 | DollyCali; Nicollo;
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • Happy Canada Day

    07/01/2005 1:48:32 AM PDT · by Dan Lacey · 14 replies · 922+ views
    Faithmouse.com ^ | 7/1/05 | Dan Lacey
  • YOUNG IN PARTS [Mark Steyn]

    07/05/2004 2:53:26 PM PDT · by Forgiven_Sinner · 29 replies · 996+ views
    Steynonline ^ | 7/5/2004 | Mark Steyn
    Happy Canada Day. In the United States, they have Independence Day; in Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day; in France, Bastille Day; in Serbia, Genocidal Whacko Appreciation Day. But here in Canada we need a Day to remind us that we’re in Canada. We’ve had Canada Day for two decades now, and most Canadians will have no difficulty agreeing on which was the greatest Canada Day of all: July 1, 1989. It was 15 years ago today that Hugh Hefner, who’s always been partial to maple babes, wed Canuck Playmate Kimberley Conrad. Romance had sparked a few months earlier when Hef had...
  • At the Tomb on Canada Day

    07/01/2004 4:08:34 AM PDT · by Clive · 4 replies · 112+ views
    Ottawa Sun ^ | July 1, 2004 | Steve Madely
    If this is a typical Canada Day, the most sought out, most visited tiny spot of land in the entire country will be swathed in tiny flags by the end of the day. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is situated in the very heart of Ottawa, whose downtown core becomes a sea of partygoers each July 1. From kiddies in their Canada hats, to teens draped in flags, to grandmas and grandpas decked out in their red pants and white shoes, the entire centre of the city will overflow with hundreds of thousands celebrating the holiday. They'll dance on...