Canada Day 2017
On Saturday July 1 2017, Canada turned 150 years young.
Ontario is one of the ‘original four’ provinces of Canada, along with Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. Prince Edward Island was very close to joining Canada in 1867, but wanted more time to talk about it. Prince Edward Islanders valued dialogue and discussion as much then as Canadians do now. PEI finally joined Canada in 1873. Manitoba had joined Canada in 1870.
British Columbia joined Canada in 1871, with the promise of a railway (now the Canadian Pacific Railway) to link the east with the Pacific coast. With the Canadian Pacific Railway in service, and settlers populating the prairies (then called “Rupert’s Land”). Saskatchewan and Alberta completed the Atlantic to Pacific provincial lineup in 1905.
Happy Canada Day, Lisgar, Meadowvale and Streetsville!