And why not eh? Because it's also the day when English Canada gets down on all fours and acts like a colonial
By calling it Victoria Day after this dead English Queen.
A ghastly grim figure who never set foot in Canada, and somehow managed to come to symbolize both British imperialism AND sexual repression.
Even though the hideous Hanoverian herself was as horny as a bunny.
Which is why I'm so happy that in Quebec, they call it Journée Nationale des Patriotes or National Patriots's day.
To honour the Canadian/Canadien heroes who tried to tried to drive the British army out of this country, in the name of democracy.
I mean really eh? Who would you rather honour?
As for me, when I see Canadians haul down our flag and raise the Union Jack I shudder. When I hear them play God Save the Queen before O Canada I cover my ears and hum loudly. When I see the way some people in this country slobber over the monarchy it makes me want to VOMIT.
So I'm with Wayne.
When (the Queen) visits Parliament Hill on Canada Day in just over a month, federal rules dictate that the Maple Leaf flag be lowered from the Peace Tower because her personal flag takes precedence. That's not good enough for this grand nation. At the Vancouver Olympics, we battled hard to put our flag on top. In Ottawa, bureaucrats insist we take it down. It's an insult to demote the symbol of our country any time, much less on the First of July in the capital.
British monarchs have bumped Canadians off our coins for over 140 years. Incredibly, a Canadian has never graced the front of a Canadian coin. That's not good enough. This glorious country should be celebrating its own people on coins. Even tiny Jamaica, a monarchy under the same queen, manages to honour national heroes on its pocket change.
It is about time we made this holiday Canadian, and honoured OUR heroes.
It's time we told the British Crown tah tah, bye bye, au revoir. Say hi to the corgis.
It's time we became a real country.
Oh yeah...one more thing. Since I'm presently living in English Canada what did I do today?
Call it Take my Dog to the Beach Day.
Which was EXCELLENT.
And of course sing God Save the Queen...