Today is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Canada. On July 1, 1867 the British colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick were untied under the British North America Act into the Dominion of Canada. Upon confederation the former province of Canada was divided into the current provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
Since that July 1, 1867 date Canada has grown to become an internationally respected nation touching three oceans and comprised of ten provinces and three territories
For my Canadian trans family, this Canada Day will probably be a memorable one which has even more meaning for them.
Canada acquired its independence gradually over time. It joined the League of Nations as an independent country on January 10, 1920. It wasn't until the 1982 passage of the Canada Act by the British Parliament that the Canadian Parliament assumed the power of making changes to the Canadian Constitution with Queen Elizabeth II still being considered the queen of Canada.
Dominion Day, as this date was previously known and celebrated as, subsequently became known as Canada Day.