It's the anniversary of the Constitution Act of 1867 that united New Brunswick, the Province of Canada and Nova Scotia into a single federation. The POC was split into two provinces, Ontario and Quebec.
It is actually illegal! In Canadia EVERY day is Canadia Day and it is against the law to discriminate between days based on the order in which they occur.
That said, no one will go to CPHQ as dear Sean has taken to covering himself in Maple Syrup and then rolling around in Pecan Nuts on unofficial Canadia Day. Chris has asked him to stop as it puts the accounts team off their waffles.
When Canada became a nation unto itself in 1867, Queen Victoria decided that the official title should be "The Dominion of Canada". For some time afterward, until the 1980's as I recall, July 1st was then known as Dominion Day.
It was then changed to Canada Day.
So, Canada is a member of the British Commonwealth, and the Queen is the titular head of state. Canada is a sovereign nature that achieved its stature through peaceful means.
P.S. - Despite the stereotype, not all Canadian's say 'Eh?'. It is regional and is also known to be used in the Upper Pennisula in Michigan.
As to where I am, I was, admittedly, lost for a moment, between Charing Cross and Holborn, but I was saved by the bread shop on Saffron Hill. The only baker to use a certain French glaze on their loaves - a Brittany sage. After that, the carriage forked left, then right, and then the tell-tale bump at the Fleet Conduit. And as to who you are, that took every ounce of my not-inconsiderable experience. The letters on your desk were addressed to a Sir Thomas Rotherham. Lord Chief Justice, that would be the official title. Who you *really* are is, of course, another matter entirely. Judging by the sacred ox on your ring, you're the secret head of the Temple of the Four Orders in whose headquarters we now sit, located on the northwest corner of St. James Square, I think. As to the mystery, the only mystery is why you bothered to blindfold me at all.
I have no f***ing clue. If I were to guees this one, it would be sheer luck...
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous ----- The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 ----- I'd just like a chance to prove that money can't make me happy. Me, all the time