In 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain as the British North America Act took effect. Our July 1st holiday was originally called Dominion Day but has since been changed to Canada Day.
I hope you are having a great holiday weekend. I went to my favorite Saturday haunt yesterday, the St. Jacob's Market, not far from my home in Waterloo, Ontario. On the drive there, I saw only one Canadian flag flying and it got me to thinking about where our patriotism has gone here in Canada.
Two years ago I celebrated both Canada Day and the Fourth of July in South Carolina and on the drive down that weekend there were literally hundreds and hundreds of U. S. flags proudly flying from homes and businesses. I'd like to know the answer to the question of why Americans show their public displays of patriotism to such a greater extent than Canadians. I don't think we're any less patriotic. Let's hope it's because we are more conservative in nature.
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