This national holiday celebrates the day the provinces united under one government in 1867. Unfortunately, this year it occurs just as the police response to G-8/G-20 protests and has made some Canadians, at least, feel distinctly UNpatriotic.
Here's a quick quiz on Canada:
1) What is the capital of Canada?
a. Ottawa2) What are the two official languages of Canada?
3) Who is the head of state of Canada?
4) What is Canada's rank in size, compared to other nations of the world?
a. largest5) Name one of Canada's provinces or territories.
b. second largest
c. fifth largest
ANSWERS: 1.a – 2.French and English – 3.Queen Elizabeth II – 4.b – 5.British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut