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2021-06-22 6:52:40 PM  
Uh....
 
2021-06-22 6:58:24 PM  
They didn't participate in the Civil War, eh.
 
2021-06-22 7:23:41 PM  
We don't celebrate July 4th either. I mean, it's just crazy right?
 
2021-06-22 7:42:50 PM  

gopher321: We don't celebrate July 4th either. I mean, it's just crazy right?


You guys and your crazy ass Thanksgiving in the wrong month.
 
2021-06-22 8:17:06 PM  

gopher321: We don't celebrate July 4th either. I mean, it's just crazy right?


Canada celebrates July 4th on July 1st, getting it in earlier so we can spend the 4th the way God intended, shopping the sales. In fact, Canada holds all the big holidays on different days so we can spend Thanksgiving and so forth shopping.

The exception is Christmas Day, which we Canadians call Boxing Day, and President's Day, which is called the Queen's Birthday and happens a bit later.
 
2021-06-22 8:18:24 PM  

gopher321: We don't celebrate July 4th either. I mean, it's just crazy right?


The Gregorian calendar fanatics of America were keeping my damn dog up all night with their late night firework show.
 
2021-06-22 9:05:25 PM  
Also, Canada still considers Metis unthings, so they kinda haven't caught up yet.
 
2021-06-22 10:24:53 PM  
If Canada ever adopts a holiday regarding a minority population - it will likely be related to indigenous people.
 
2021-06-22 10:34:39 PM  

mrshowrules: If Canada ever adopts a holiday regarding a minority population - it will likely be related to indigenous people.


Or "visible"minorities.
 
2021-06-22 10:35:15 PM  

brantgoose: gopher321: We don't celebrate July 4th either. I mean, it's just crazy right?

Canada celebrates July 4th on July 1st, getting it in earlier so we can spend the 4th the way God intended, shopping the sales. In fact, Canada holds all the big holidays on different days so we can spend Thanksgiving and so forth shopping.

The exception is Christmas Day, which we Canadians call Boxing Day, and President's Day, which is called the Queen's Birthday and happens a bit later.


Why the hell do you guys still suck up to the Queen?
 
2021-06-22 10:35:48 PM  

theflatline: mrshowrules: If Canada ever adopts a holiday regarding a minority population - it will likely be related to indigenous people.

Or "visible"minorities.


They made the anthem gender neutral though.

/as long as we are sticking to symbolic gestures
 
2021-06-22 10:38:40 PM  
By 1865, Canada had been a destination for runaway slaves fleeing the dangers of the federal Fugitive Slave Act for at least 15 years.  Canada may not have been perfect, but it was a refuge for some American enslaved people.
 
2021-06-22 10:38:44 PM  

mrshowrules: If Canada ever adopts a holiday regarding a minority population - it will likely be related to indigenous people.


They did that last month, they created a new stat holiday in September for exactly that.
 
2021-06-22 10:38:47 PM  
Okay. Fine, I guess?
 
2021-06-22 10:39:25 PM  
Boxing Day has no boxing.

(wait, does it???)
 
2021-06-22 10:40:50 PM  
First Fridays are still under review on fears they may have been appropriated from first nations.
 
2021-06-22 10:43:24 PM  

Shostie: gopher321: We don't celebrate July 4th either. I mean, it's just crazy right?

You guys and your crazy ass Thanksgiving in the wrong month.


What did we move Thanksgiving to November or some other silly month and missed it?
 
2021-06-22 10:43:57 PM  
Sorry, but Canada won't be making Junteenth a holiday also

That's why you'll never be the USA.
 
2021-06-22 10:44:57 PM  

mrshowrules: If Canada ever adopts a holiday regarding a minority population - it will likely be related to indigenous people.


Like we're in the process of doing?
 
2021-06-22 10:45:02 PM  
We also have a holiday up here called St Jean Baptiste Day, this Thursday actually.  A FRENCH name.  I mean, the farking nerve, eh?
 
2021-06-22 10:46:32 PM  

nicholas m schumacher: Boxing Day has no boxing.

(wait, does it???)


You box up Christmas presents to return to stores and inbox the things you bought that day.
 
2021-06-22 10:47:11 PM  

stoli n coke: Why the hell do you guys still suck up to the Queen?


An apolitical head of state has its advantages.  You won't catch her at official functions bragging about Her Most Excellent Victorie at Electoral University when she's supposed to be uniting the country.
 
2021-06-22 10:50:13 PM  
Well, I'm sure the guy on the right will be upset that Canada has no Juneteenth.

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2021-06-22 10:51:24 PM  
Why would Canada want to celebrate America almost, but not quite, catching up with civilized countries on the slavery issue?
 
2021-06-22 10:52:03 PM  

Destructor: Sorry, but Canada won't be making Junteenth a holiday also

That's why you'll never be the USA.


But it sure seems like they learned to spell in the USA.

Jun is after Ma and before Jul I guess.
 
2021-06-22 10:52:55 PM  

dywed88: Shostie: gopher321: We don't celebrate July 4th either. I mean, it's just crazy right?

You guys and your crazy ass Thanksgiving in the wrong month.

What did we move Thanksgiving to November or some other silly month and missed it?


Yeah, you are missing like THREE football games!!!! THREE!!!
 
2021-06-22 10:54:10 PM  

jethroe: We also have a holiday up here called St Jean Baptiste Day, this Thursday actually.  A FRENCH name.  I mean, the farking nerve, eh?


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2021-06-22 10:58:31 PM  
Being the last stop on the Underground Railroad, Canada was sort of on the Freedom Train from jump, and long before Juneteenth.

That and Lord Simcoe's 1793 proclamation banning the practice in Upper Canada.


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2021-06-22 11:00:00 PM  
The article is actually kind of interesting and makes a lot of sense. The difference in the development of black Canadians and their culture from that of black people in the US is something I certainly didn't think of and I doubt many white Canadians have considered.

Much of the ongoing systemic racism has similarities in how it is applied and its effects today, but the broader black Canadian population is quite different.

Also if you were looking at an August 1 holiday, just replace the completely meaningless "Civic Holiday" to start with.
 
2021-06-22 11:00:55 PM  

jethroe: We also have a holiday up here called St Jean Baptiste Day, this Thursday actually.  A FRENCH name.  I mean, the farking nerve, eh?


It's certainly what we used to say in Ontario for about a hundred years, or so, lol

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2021-06-22 11:02:25 PM  
Do they have July 4th in England, too?
 
2021-06-22 11:02:28 PM  

dywed88: Also if you were looking at an August 1 holiday, just replace the completely meaningless "Civic Holiday" to start with.


What is that, the official start of Happy Honda Days in Canada?
 
2021-06-22 11:04:56 PM  
Was anyone saying Canada should?
 
2021-06-22 11:05:03 PM  

mrshowrules: If Canada ever adopts a holiday regarding a minority population - it will likely be related to indigenous people.


This. As a white Canadian I fully 100% support a national holiday honors the indigenous peoples that were here first. Middle of June is fine by me
 
2021-06-22 11:06:16 PM  

Shostie: gopher321: We don't celebrate July 4th either. I mean, it's just crazy right?

You guys and your crazy ass Thanksgiving in the wrong month.


Having a harvest festival in the last week of November sort of loses its elan under 3 feet of snow....

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2021-06-22 11:07:39 PM  
Canada is like the basic cable of developed nations.
 
2021-06-22 11:07:44 PM  

jethroe: We also have a holiday up here called St Jean Baptiste Day, this Thursday actually.  A FRENCH name.  I mean, the farking nerve, eh?


Only Quebec has a holiday for St John the Baptist Day.
 
2021-06-22 11:08:50 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: dywed88: Also if you were looking at an August 1 holiday, just replace the completely meaningless "Civic Holiday" to start with.

What is that, the official start of Happy Honda Days in Canada?


I'm still giggling over this one.
 
2021-06-22 11:10:00 PM  

Por que tan serioso: Canada is like the basic cable of developed nations.


Where slavery was outlawed 30 hyears before in the USA? And without a civil war?

Oh wait slavery was not outlawe din the USA it was just limited to criminals and police ppower expanded beyond the scope of the Constitution.
 
2021-06-22 11:10:17 PM  

dywed88: The article is actually kind of interesting and makes a lot of sense. The difference in the development of black Canadians and their culture from that of black people in the US is something I certainly didn't think of and I doubt many white Canadians have considered.

Much of the ongoing systemic racism has similarities in how it is applied and its effects today, but the broader black Canadian population is quite different.

Also if you were looking at an August 1 holiday, just replace the completely meaningless "Civic Holiday" to start with.


Dude - It's Simcoe Day!-- celebrating the guv. Same governor that made slavery illegal in Upper Canada.

Its kind of a big thing!
 
2021-06-22 11:10:53 PM  

RasIanI: jethroe: We also have a holiday up here called St Jean Baptiste Day, this Thursday actually.  A FRENCH name.  I mean, the farking nerve, eh?

It's certainly what we used to say in Ontario for about a hundred years, or so, lol

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the Orange Lodge completely dominated Ontario right up to the 1950's.  Want to be a firefighter? cop? Toronto Transit? Municipal worker?  Elected official?  Join the Orangemen or else!   Go be Catholic somewhere else!
 
2021-06-22 11:12:10 PM  
It's Canada. Who gives a fark?
 
2021-06-22 11:12:11 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: dywed88: Also if you were looking at an August 1 holiday, just replace the completely meaningless "Civic Holiday" to start with.

What is that, the official start of Happy Honda Days in Canada?


Pretty sure they went with that because "We want a long weekend in August but can't be assed to think of any reason day" just doesn't roll off the tongue.
 
2021-06-22 11:13:02 PM  

stoli n coke: brantgoose: gopher321: We don't celebrate July 4th either. I mean, it's just crazy right?

Canada celebrates July 4th on July 1st, getting it in earlier so we can spend the 4th the way God intended, shopping the sales. In fact, Canada holds all the big holidays on different days so we can spend Thanksgiving and so forth shopping.

The exception is Christmas Day, which we Canadians call Boxing Day, and President's Day, which is called the Queen's Birthday and happens a bit later.

Why the hell do you guys still suck up to the Queen?


Our Constitutional Monarchy does not require sucking up to the Monarchy. Heck, we would not notice if the Queen was replaced by a statue.
 
2021-06-22 11:15:30 PM  

RasIanI: dywed88: The article is actually kind of interesting and makes a lot of sense. The difference in the development of black Canadians and their culture from that of black people in the US is something I certainly didn't think of and I doubt many white Canadians have considered.

Much of the ongoing systemic racism has similarities in how it is applied and its effects today, but the broader black Canadian population is quite different.

Also if you were looking at an August 1 holiday, just replace the completely meaningless "Civic Holiday" to start with.

Dude - It's Simcoe Day!-- celebrating the guv. Same governor that made slavery illegal in Upper Canada.

Its kind of a big thing!


It is that in one area of one province. Lots of places came up with some other name because "civic holiday" is stupid.
 
2021-06-22 11:15:35 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: Do they have July 4th in England, too?


Yes, but it's called Good Riddance Day.
 
2021-06-22 11:16:46 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: Por que tan serioso: Canada is like the basic cable of developed nations.

Where slavery was outlawed 30 hyears before in the USA? And without a civil war?

Oh wait slavery was not outlawe din the USA it was just limited to criminals and police ppower expanded beyond the scope of the Constitution.


Hey. Slavery schmavery. I'm talking about there being nothing really going on in Canada.  It's the United States Northern Strategic Reserve.  You know that right? Any time America wants or needs all your sh*t it's ours for the taking?  Hell. It's ours already.  You are just keeping it warm.
 
2021-06-22 11:17:41 PM  

jethroe: We also have a holiday up here called St Jean Baptiste Day, this Thursday actually.  A FRENCH name.  I mean, the farking nerve, eh?


Zut alors it's moving day in Quebec.
 
2021-06-22 11:17:50 PM  

StatelyGreekAutomaton: Peter von Nostrand: Do they have July 4th in England, too?

Yes, but it's called Good Riddance Day.


Now, see. This is smart and funny.
 
2021-06-22 11:22:10 PM  

dywed88: RasIanI: dywed88: The article is actually kind of interesting and makes a lot of sense. The difference in the development of black Canadians and their culture from that of black people in the US is something I certainly didn't think of and I doubt many white Canadians have considered.

Much of the ongoing systemic racism has similarities in how it is applied and its effects today, but the broader black Canadian population is quite different.

Also if you were looking at an August 1 holiday, just replace the completely meaningless "Civic Holiday" to start with.

Dude - It's Simcoe Day!-- celebrating the guv. Same governor that made slavery illegal in Upper Canada.

Its kind of a big thing!

It is that in one area of one province. Lots of places came up with some other name because "civic holiday" is stupid.


Ya got me!

It's been a free for all nationwide, it seems, to give the Civic Holiday some relevance.

Simcoe Day is just Toronto, I think.
 
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