Canada Celebrates National Holiday, Start of USMCA

Photo: Maclean’s


Just as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) takes effect amid a global pandemic and international economic turndown, Canada celebrates its national day on Wednesday, July 1.

Canada Day marks the creation of the dominion of Canada through the British North America Act of July 1, 1867, uniting three British territories, the Province of Canada (composed of southern Ontario and southern Quebec), Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, into a single federation.

Originally called Dominion Day, the title of the holiday was officially changed in 1982.

Here in Mexico, the Canadian Embassy will offer a 12-hour online celebration of Canada Day, hosted by Canadian Ambassador-designate Graeme C. Clark, for Canadians and friends of Canada, starting at 9 a.m. local time.

The celebration will include cultural, gastronomic and historical events, concluding with a gala concert of Canadian music starting at 8 p.m.

…July 1, 2020



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