Canada Day

On July 1, 1867, the British North Americas Act created the Dominion of Canada as a federation of four provinces, an event known as the confederation of Canada. The four original provinces were created from the former British colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada, which was divided into the provinces of Quebec and Ontario.

On June 20, 1868, a proclamation signed by the Governor General, Lord Monck, called upon all Her Majesty’s loving subjects throughout Canada to join in the celebration of the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of Canada on July 1st.  The July 1 holiday was established by statute in 1879, under the name Dominion Day.

On October 27, 1982, July 1st which was known as “Dominion Day” became “Canada Day”.

Canada’s Prime Ministers

Stephen Joseph Harper
(Conservative)
February 6, 2006 – present

Paul Edgar Philippe Martin, Jr.
(Liberal)
December 12, 2003 – February 6, 2006

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien
(Liberal)
November 4, 1993 – December 11, 2003

A. Kim Campbell
(Progressive Conservative)
June 25, 1993 – November 3, 1993

Martin Brian Mulroney
(Progressive Conservative)
September 17, 1984 – June 24, 1993

John Napier Turner
(Liberal)
June 30, 1984 – September 17, 1984

Charles Joseph Clark
(Progressive Conservative)
June 4, 1979 – March 2, 1980

Pierre Elliott Trudeau
(Liberal)
April 20, 1968 – June 3, 1979
March 3, 1980 – June 29, 1984

Lester Bowles Pearson
(Liberal)
April 22, 1963 – April 19, 1968

John George Diefenbaker
(Progressive Conservative)
June 21, 1957 – April 21, 1963

Louis Stephen St. Laurent
(Liberal)
November 15, 1948 – June 20, 1957

William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Liberal)
December 29, 1921 – June 28, 1926
September 25, 1926 – August 6, 1930
October 23, 1935 – November 14, 1948

Richard Bedford Bennett
(Conservative)
August 7, 1930 – October 22, 1935

Arthur Meighen
(Conservative)
July 10, 1920 – December 28, 1921,
June 29, 1926 – September 24, 1926

Sir Robert Laird Borden
(Conservative/Unionist)
October 10, 1911 – July 9, 1920

Sir Wilfrid Laurier
(Liberal)
July 11, 1896 – October 6, 1911

Sir Charles Tupper
(Conservative)
May 1 1896 – July 8, 1896

Sir Mackenzie Bowell
(Conservative)
December 12, 1894 – April 27, 1896

Sir John Sparrow David Thompson
(Liberal-Conservative)
December 5, 1892 – December 12, 1894

Sir John Joseph Caldwell Abbott
(Liberal-Conservative)
June 16, 1891 – November 24, 1892

Alexander Mackenzie
(Liberal)
November 7, 1873 – October 8, 1878

Sir John Alexander Macdonald
(Liberal-Conservative)
July 1, 1867 –  November 5, 1873
October 17, 1878 – June 6, 1891

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