Friday, July 1, 2011
Happy Canada Day!
One of the things I love about SL... meeting and getting to know people from around the world. Happy Canada Day to my many Canadian neighbors to the north that I have met and grown to love through SL. Photo is from Creative Commons http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Free+Creative+Pictures+canada&view=detail&id=776DA1DE4313A1A4195A2221D3EB6BB5931C7646&first=301&FORM=IDFRIR
On Canada Day, Canadians celebrate the day the British North America Act was created by the Canadian federal government on July 1, 1867.
"British North America Act, 1867Main article: Constitution Act, 1867
The act, also known as the BNA Act, comprises a major part of the Constitution of Canada. The Act entails the original creation of a federal dominion and sets the framework for much of the operation of the Government of Canada, including its Federal structure, the House of Commons, the Senate, the justice system, and the taxation system. It received its current name in 1982, with the patriation of the constitution (having originally been enacted by the Parliament of the United Kingdom). Amendments were also made at this time: section 92A was added, giving the Provinces greater control over non-renewable natural resources. In 1982, this Act was renamed the Constitution Act, 1867" Per Wikki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_North_America_Acts