This July 1 marks Canada’s 134th birthday,
and through the 34 years since the celebrations of the
country’s 100th birthday in 1967, the day has
grown in importance.
1967 the centennial celebration attracted attention largely
because of Expo ’67 in Montreal.
Day is now celebrated in every region of the country: in
national ceremonies on Parliament Hill, in provincial
capitals and in communities from the Atlantic to the Pacific
to the Arctic.
and Immigration Minister Elinor Caplan hopes that large
numbers of Canadians will reaffirm their citizenship.
better time to renew our commitment to Canada than on Canada
Day?” Caplan says. “Taking the oath of citizenship is a
very moving experience, and most Canadians who were born
here have never had the opportunity to take the oath.”
swear (or affirm) that I will be faithful
and bear true allegiance
to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second,
Queen of Canada,
Her Heirs and Successors,
and that I will faithfully observe
the laws of Canada
and fulfill my duties as a Canadian citizen.
1982 Canada Day had been known as Dominion Day, First of
Day, and July the First.
Day celebrates the events that occurred on July 1, 1867,
when the British
America Act created the Canadian federal government. The BNA
Act proclaimed “one Dominion under the name of Canada,”
hence the original title of the holiday, “Dominion Day.”
Day was officially renamed “Canada Day” by an Act of
Parliament on October 27, 1982. This change reflected the
policy of successive governments to down play Canada’s
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