Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Canada 142

One hundred and forty-two years since Confederation - we can hardly be called a young country any more!

A fair bit of my work centers on Canada Day celebrations and nationalism, but rather than treat you to a history lesson today, why not enjoy a little bit of Centennial fun, courtesy of Bobby Gimby!

My apologies to everyone who clicks that link and is unable to get CA-NA-DA out of their head for the next week!

If you are interested in a history lesson, I suggest you check out this article by my friend Kyle Franz in the Globe and Mail about how weak the protections under federal legislation are for national historic sites. People often complain that Canada has few significant old buildings - and nothing compared to Europe. As things stand, we might have few that survive into their ripe old age...

Happy Canada Day!


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