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Canada Day

n.
July 1, observed in Canada in commemoration of the formation of the Dominion in 1867.
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Canada Day

n
(in Canada) July 1, the anniversary of the day in 1867 when Canada became the first British colony to receive dominion status: a bank holiday. Former name: Dominion Day
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Can′ada Day`


n.
a Canadian national holiday, July 1, celebrating the formation of the Dominion on July 1, 1867.
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Summary: Celebrations in 2017 are in honour of the founding of modern-day Canada on July 1, 1867
Beginning with the rebellions of 1837-38, this skilful combination of graphics, text and original artifacts explores the struggle for liberty, democracy and rights, which led to the proclamation of Confederation on July 1, 1867. This exhibit also examines the events in the Red River settlement, which led to the 1869-70 Resistance, and the entry of Manitoba into Confederation in 1870.
Modern Canada was born on July 1, 1867, when the British North American Act united the provinces of Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia as the Dominion of Canada.