Canada Wasn't Born in 1867


Canadians across the country partied this weekend in honour of #Canada150. But while July 1, 2017 did mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the celebrations were also more than a little bit misleading. Canada isn't 150 years old, and Canada Day isn't really its "birthday". To suggest the country "began" in 1867 is quite bizarre, so we took to Twitter on Canada Day to do a little ranting on the subject.

You'll find our Twitter essay embedded below, and for more tweets about the history of Canada you can follow us on Twitter at @ThisIsCanadiana.

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