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Happy Canada Day


Most people know the Fourth of July as the day celebrating American Independence.  Did you know that Canada also has a day celebrating its “birth?”  That day is July 1, Canada Day, and it is marked with observances throughout Canada.  This national holiday recognizes the anniversary of the enactment of the British North America Act on July 1, 1867 when three colonies – Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada – were united into the country now called Canada.

eLibrary includes a wealth of Canadian resources.  Timely current news can be found in newspapers covering the breadth of Canada from the Vancouver Sun in British Columbia and the Toronto Star in Ontario to the Montreal Gazette in Quebec.  Magazines such as Canadian Geographic and reference works like Canada Business provide historical and current topical information useful for research.  Canadian-focused Research Topics run the gamut of Canadian Identity to First Nations of Canada.

O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North Strong and free! From far and wide, O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

To our neighbors to the north we say Bonne fête du Canada!