Friday 1 July 2011

Happy Canada Day!

On 1 July 1867 Canada formed a federal dominion of four provinces after the union of its three British North American colonies through confederation.  Over the next century Canada continued to grow in both size and independence, culminating with the Canada Act of 1982.  Today, our country is a federal state governed as a parliamentary democracy.  It is, in my humble opinion, the best place in the world to live.

Collecting Canadian bookplates has offered me a simple opportunity to explore the very best of my country's history and book culture.  If you're following this blog I encourage you to take another look at your Canadian bookplate collections, pick one out, and see where it's story might take you.  Happy Canada Day everyone!

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