03 July 2023 - Canada Day celebrations
On Canada Day, a chance to reflect on country's future and also its past
(CBC News, 01/07/23)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada's flag 'a symbol of democracy, of freedom and of hope'. Canada's national holiday gives its 40 million people a chance to celebrate and also a chance to reflect on the country's past and future.
Canada Day: Discovery of more unmarked graves fuel calls to cancel holiday
(BBC News, 01/07/23)
The discovery of unmarked Indigenous graves on the eve of the 1 July Canada Day holiday has prompted calls for national celebrations to be cancelled.
Canada Day fireworks cancelled over air quality fears
Mike Wendling (BBC News, 01/07/23)
Persistently bad air quality over North America and worries about sparking more fires has led to the cancellation of some Canada Day firework displays.
Listen Up! Proud to be Canadian, eh?
Hugh Mackenzie (Huntsville Doppler, 02/07/23)
I am writing this commentary on Canada Day and as I do so, I am reminded of quotes from three previous prime ministers who reflected on the greatness of Canada and its challenges.