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July 1 2017 - Canada - Celebrating 150 Years

July 2, 2017

Tony Lam's Comments:  I tell my daughter she won the birth lottery (as did I) for being born in CANADA.  No better country in the world.  Canada is a young country at 150 (official) years compared to for example China, at over 3500 years of history.

 

Trudeau allocated 500 Million for these celebrations.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/canada-150/ottawa-spending-half-a-billion-dollars-for-canadas-150th-anniversary/article33508942/

 

Lets start with some humor.  From South Park. 

 

WARNING: As with all South Park stuff, their is swearing in the song. WARNING.

 

Blame Canada.

 

This is a dropbox link and the song is copyrighted.  I do not wish to break any copyright laws, so if Comedy Central requests removal, I will remove it.  Its hilarious.

 

The CBC would end its daily broadcasts with the Canadian Anthem.  These are the best.  Very patriotic.

 

 

 

 

 

Here is Trudeau's speech on Parliament Hill - July 1 2017.  This is where he flubs, and leaves out Alberta.

 

 

If you are impatient I clipped it for you.  :-)

 

 

July 1 2017.  Evening Fireworks Parliament Hill.

 

 

News Stories From July 1 2017

 

7 things you didn’t know about ‘O Canada,’ the country’s national anthem

https://globalnews.ca/news/3548770/7-things-you-didnt-know-about-o-canada-the-countrys-national-anthem/

 

Statement by the Prime Minister on Canada Day

http://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2017/07/01/statement-prime-minister-canada-day

 

(Tony Lam's Comments: This is the best article of the bunch.  Rex ALWAYS NAILS IT.)

Rex Murphy: Celebrating ‘diversity’ will only divide us, but celebrating Canada's unity keeps us strong

http://nationalpost.com/opinion/rex-murphy-celebrating-diversity-will-only-divide-us-but-celebrating-canadas-unity-keeps-us-strong/wcm/a314b7b4-414e-4638-809d-59be8465bb6f

 

Great Canadian innovations: Read The Globe's full coverage

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/canada-150/great-canadian-innovations-read-the-globes-fullcoverage/article35459372/

 

Confederation Day to Canada 150

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/07/01/confederation-day-to-canada-150?select_sec_photo=2

 

World needs more Canada? More like the other way around

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/07/01/world-needs-more-canada-more-like-the-other-way-around.html

 

From Borden to Pearson to Trudeau: How Canada Day has defined a nation

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-speech-canada-day-analysis-wherry-1.4184264

 

Thank You, Canada, For Being A Place The Jewish Community Can Call Home

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/shimon-koffler-fogel/thank-you-canada-for-being-a-place-jews-can-call-home_a_23002507/

 

Stephen Harper: Canadians should reflect upon how fortunate we are. There is simply no better place to live

http://nationalpost.com/opinion/stephen-harper-canadians-should-reflect-upon-how-fortunate-we-are-there-is-simply-no-better-place-to-live/wcm/8f8fd897-f0de-486a-afd6-a5bd832f4502

 

Canada 150: Charter of Rights tops list of Canadian icons

http://www.660news.com/2017/06/20/canada-150-charter-rights-tops-list-canadian-icons/

 

Justin Trudeau's Canada 150 speech leaves Alberta out of the country

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/07/01/rain-hammers-down-on-parliament-hill-ahead-of-canada-day-celebrations

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's statement on Canada Day, Canada 150

http://www.news1130.com/2017/07/01/prime-minister-justin-trudeaus-statement-on-canada-day-canada-150/

 

July 2 2017

B.C. brothers' glow-in-the-dark toonie enters circulation

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/richmond-brothers-glow-in-the-dark-toonie-released-1.4176231

 

I got my glow in the dark toonie and the fancy quarter.

 

 

 

July 2 2017

Canada Day waterfront festival overwhelmed by trash, organizers say

http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/canada-day-waterfront-festival-overwhelmed-by-trash-organizers-say-1.3486551

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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