Explaining Canada Day to Americans


Hoof Hearted
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Walter
#2
Canada Day has no meaning.
 
Nanoose
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoof Hearted View Post

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Best way to do that is let them listen to some Guess Who and BTO. Cheers!
 
taxslave
+1
#4
It is like independence day. Only better.
 
White_Unifier
+1
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

It is like independence day. Only better.

And it probably costs the taxpayer more per capita to boot.
 
gerryh
+3 / -1
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Canada Day has no meaning.


If you hate it here so much..... why don't you fu ck off to somewhere else.

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taxslave
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

And it probably costs the taxpayer more per capita to boot.

It will if trudOWE buys Canada flags for all the third world countries.
 
Danbones
#8
explaining Canada day to Americans?
I know it's tough...

Day...ummmmm...opposite of night?
 
Walter
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

If you hate it here so much..... why don't you fu ck off to somewhere else

I still call it Dominion Day, cuz that has meaning.
 
Mowich
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

I still call it Dominion Day, cuz that has meaning.

Yes, Walter is does but Canada is the Dominion you celebrate. So wave your flag proudly, old fella.
 
MHz
-1
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It was a fake separation from England. The proof is we are on their side in every war they have been involved in since then and not once have we has the right to fight against them. The US is in the same boat. That about sums it up I think.
 
Curious Cdn
+1 / -1
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Canada Day has no meaning.

Hey Walther. You know where the border is.

Auf Wiedersehen!
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Hey Walther. You know where the border is.

Auf Wiedersehen!

Don't you mean das vedanya?
 
Mowich
+5
#14  Top Rated Post
Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

And it probably costs the taxpayer more per capita to boot.

And it will be worth every single cent. I can hardly wait. I have the coolest Canadian flag umbrella hat that keeps the sun off my face and my hands free. My friends just love it. I do it up right for Canada's birthday. Dress exclusively in Canada gear and even have Canadian pet gear for my pooch. I love this country of mine and I love celebrating her birthday.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Don't you mean das vedanya?

Da. Das vedanya Slobovietski.
 
Bar Sinister
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by Nanoose View Post

Best way to do that is let them listen to some Guess Who and BTO. Cheers!

Don't forget Stan Rogers, Gordon Lightfoot, Ian and Sylvia, Neil Young, The Band....
 
JLM
+1
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Canada Day has no meaning.


As much meaning as the birthday of any other f**king country!
 
gerryh
#18
another one of my favorites

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Murphy
-1
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Canada Day has no meaning.

Sure it does. It means the same thing that July 1st has always meant. It's a holiday. It's silly to argue over what July 1st should be called. Canada is 150 years old this year. The birthday is important. What you call the day, isn't.



How Did Dominion Day Become Canada Day?

At 4 o'clock on Friday, July 9, 1982, the House of Commons was almost empty. The 13 parliamentarians taking up space in the 282-seat chamber were, by most accounts, half asleep as they began Private Members' Hour. But then one of the more wakeful Liberals noticed the Tory MPs were slow to arrive in the chamber.

Someone -- exactly who has never been firmly identified -- remembered Bill C-201, a private member's bill from Hal Herbert, the Liberal MP from Vaudreuil, that had been gathering dust ever since it had received first reading in May of 1980. "An Act to Amend the Holidays Act" proposed to change the name of the July 1 national holiday from "Dominion Day" to "Canada Day."

The whole process took five minutes. The MPs celebrated by declaring an early end to session at 4:05 p.m. "It is only appropriate that, in celebrating our new holiday called Canada Day, we should at least take a holiday of 55 minutes this afternoon," said New Democrat Mark Rose.

Canada Day vs. Dominion Day - What do you call the July 1 holiday? - Inside Politics
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JLM
+1
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I was perfectly happy with the old moniker "Dominion Day" and believe it's a little more original than "Canada Day". Some people JUST can't seem to leave well enough alone!

Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Canada Day has no meaning.


"Canada Day" has no meaning. (fify)
 
TenPenny
+1 / -1
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Canada Day has no meaning.



To you, because you are incapable of thought.
 
petros
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Canada Day has no meaning.

It means I get to drive everybody home. DD. Dominion Day for you, Designated Driver for me.
 
MHz
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by Bar Sinister View Post

Don't forget Stan Rogers, Gordon Lightfoot, Ian and Sylvia, Neil Young, The Band....

Who are they, hockey players?? (in a bantom league)
 
JLM
+1
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny View Post

To you, because you are incapable of thought.


I'm beginning to see you ARE a confirmed Asshole indeed!
 
MHz
#25
Did you miss who the reply was to??
 
mentalfloss
+1
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Canada Day has no meaning.

Easy there Nietzsche.
 
Cliffy
#27
Canada - our home on native land...

 
TenPenny
+1 / -1
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

I'm beginning to see you ARE a confirmed Asshole indeed!



I'm sure Walter is happy to have you defending his fragile psyche.
 
MHz
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Canada - our home on native land...

Shouldn't that be 'previously native land'??
 
Cliffy
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Shouldn't that be 'previously native land'??

No, most of canada is unceded territory.
 

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