From Wikipedia: “Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada), formerly Dominion Day (French: Le Jour de la Confédération), is Canada’s national day, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act (today called the Constitution Act, 1867), which united two British colonies and a province of the British Empire into a single country called Canada.”
Well, lakingsnews.com has found out many Canadians don’t know their history all too well. In fact, through an independent survey of 9 Canadians, Surly and I discovered the top 10 misconceptions about Canada Day.
10. The first day a Canadian and an Elk had relations and the Elk didn’t mind so much.
9. The day Canadians decided they have put the letter “u” in enough words which didn’t need it.
8. The day the last Canadian who knew why there’s a beaver on their nickel died and thereby ended the ongoing national humiliation.
7. A random day picked 3 days before the 4th of July so they can get the jump on getting drunk.
6. The day a third of the population decided to adopt its own national identity by adopting that of the French.
5. The day Canada declared hockey will be the one thing Americans will never take away from them.
4. The day Canada decided to open up its borders because, well, you can’t have a country full of stoned white people.
3. The day Canada voted by a super majority that Wayne Gretzky may actually be Jesus.
2. The day Ontario and Quebec decided the best way to stop bickering all the time was to start speaking different languages.
And the number 1 misconception about Canada Day
1. It’s just another great day to be a Canadian, eh?