Canada Day History
Canada Day celebrates Canada's independence from Britain on July 1, 1867. Prior to 1867, Canada was a British North American Colony composed of present-day Ontario and Quebec. On July 1st, 1867, Her Majesty Queen Victoria of Great Britain officially proclaimed the Confederation of Canada's founding provinces. Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the new Dominion of Canada became a self-governing body within the British realm.
Although it was a self-governing body, Canada did not attain legislative independence from Britain until the signing of the Statute of Westminster on December 11, 1931. Canada Day, originally named Dominion Day, was made an official statutory holiday in 1983. It is celebrated annually on July 1st.
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