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Offline queenmandy85

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Happy Independence Day
« on: December 11, 2021, 07:11:37 am »
Let's break with tradition and celebrate Canada's Independence Day. Let the bells ring out, let the banners fly, it's 90 years independent.
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Offline MH

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Re: Happy Independence Day
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2021, 11:33:52 am »
Is this some BC thing ?
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Offline waldo

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Re: Happy Independence Day
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2021, 11:36:53 am »
Canada - [11th December, 1931] from colony to sovereign state... er... constitutional monarchy, autonomous of British laws: Statute of Westminster, 1931, 22 Geo. V, c. 4 (U.K.)
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Re: Happy Independence Day
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2021, 11:39:02 am »
The Statute of Westminster was signed 90 years ago today. It reformed the British Empire and was the beginning of Canada as an independent nation. It's interesting to delve into the 1931 newspapers to read what was written about it as it happened. Surprisingly, very little.
But while there, you can check out how Walt and Skeezix are doing in Gasoline Alley on the funny pages.
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Offline MH

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Re: Happy Independence Day
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2021, 12:09:07 pm »
I'm more of a Smokey Stover guy.

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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2021, 12:25:51 pm »
ain't history grand! At the 1926 Imperial Conference, set in motion by Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King... signed Dec 11, 1931 by PM King:



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It was made clear under the Statute of Westminster that each of the Dominions would have the right to choose which of the new resolutions it would accept, and which would be rejected in favour of past regulations. All but one of the Dominions chose to adopt every resolution and thus sever all legal ties to Britain; Canada was not fully prepared for complete independence. Government ministers were unable to agree upon a method which could be used to amend the Constitution, so it was decided that Britain would temporarily retain the power to do so. This remained in effect until the Constitution Act was passed in 1982.

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On April 17, 1982, Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, as well as the Minister of Justice, Jean Chrétien, and André Ouellet, the Registrar General, signed the Proclamation which brought the Constitution Act, 1982 into force. The proclamation confirmed that Canada had formally assumed authority over its constitution, the final step to full sovereignty.

Liberal Prime Ministers King and Trudeau - gettin'-er-done!
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Re: Happy Independence Day
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2021, 01:02:42 pm »
Smokey Stover is a rather different kettle of fish than Gasoline Alley. I'm not big on the screwball genre, but it does have the distinction of coining Dave Grohl's band name.

Offline Queefer Sutherland

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Re: Happy Independence Day
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2021, 05:40:16 pm »
Canada has no true independence day, independence was a slow gradual process over a century and a half or so.  We are not America.  But the Statute of Westminister was maybe the closet thing.

But happy anniversary to the Statue of Westminster, of which very few Canadians even knows about because we barely teach history.
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