Today is Canada Day and I wanted to take a moment to wish all my TransGriot readers north of the 49th parallel a happy one.
Canada Day celebrates our northern neighbors birthday. Specifically it commemorates the uniting of three colonies, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada (which split into the provinces of Ontario and Quebec) and creating a four province federation under the British North America Act in 1867.
The July 1 date is considered Canada’s birthday, and that means it’s a holiday weekend in the Great White North. I presume my homegirl in Niagara Falls will be marking the auspicious occasion of her nation’s birth by indulging in a few Timmy’s Ice Capp’s or maybe some adult beverages.
And don’t overdo it on the ketchup flavored potato chips.
I suspect when the fireworks and parades happen to celebrate their nation’s 145th birthday, trans Canadians, especially in Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario will be singing ‘O Canada’ a little louder and be standing a little taller this year because of the positive direction that trans human rights have taken in their home and native land.
Happy Birthday, Canada!