Canada: Making Up for Apathy

In the British House of Commons, just before it filled up one day in 1867 for a lively debate on a bill to tax dog owners, a bare quorum bothered to vote on the legislation that created a confederation out of three Canadian colonies. Canadians made no special fuss over the event. Now they are making up for their initial apathy. All year long they have been celebrating their centennial.

Strength in Union. For most of them, the high spot was last week's royal visit from Elizabeth of England, who is also, by virtue...

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