Dominion Day History
Dominion Day seeks to celebrate the unification and formation of Canada in 1867. The three colonies, the Province of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, were united into a single dominion with the passing of the British North America Act. Now known as the Constitution Act of 1867, this act laid the foundation for the government of Canada. It defined its federal structure and was a major part of Canada’s constitution. This act also led to the appointment of John A. Macdonald as the first Prime Minister of Canada.
Dominion Day was established in 1879 and renamed Canada Day in 1982. This day is typically celebrated with parades, festivals and ceremonies depending on the province. It is observed annually on July 1st.
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