I would love to wish everybody out there a Happy Canada Day!!
I would love to but I can’t. I can’t because I just absolutely hate the name “Canada Day” for our national holiday.
It’s so boring, so generic, so blandly politically correct.
David Menzies makes a case in today’s National Post for bringing back the name “Dominion Day” which the Trudeau government scrapped in 1982.
He notes: "Dominion is synonymous with independence, freedom and free association."
You can even contact David and order “Dominion Day” or “anti-Canada Day” buttons for $10.00 a pair.
However, I don’t think Dominion Day will ever make a comeback because the vast majority of Canadians probably don’t even have a clue that Canada really is a Dominion or what Dominion means.
Maybe instead we could rename the July 1 holiday to something like “Confederation Day”. At least that has some sense of historic significance.
Oh well, no matter what you call it, I hope everybody has a nice long weekend.