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Canada's Heritage Day

Feb 15, 2017

Heritage Day is celebrated on the third Monday of every February and, like the name suggests, is all about Canada's national heritage. Since 1973, several attempts have been made to try and make Heritage Day a statutory holiday so Canadians across the country can celebrate. So far, the attempts have failed, but that doesn't stop Canadians from recognizing and celebrating this day.

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What is Canadian Heritage?

Our heritage tells us who we are, where we came from and what influences shaped our nation. You can learn more about Canada's rich heritage in museums, galleries, archives and libraries. If you live in Canada, you've probably seen the posters promoting this day in your school. Several organizations, like Agriculture Canada, Transport Canada and Industry Canada have come together to emphasize the importance of Canada's heritage. Things like boat building by the First Nations, copper mining, the Industrial Revolution and today's economy are all what make Canada a leader in industry and innovation.

Canada: Did U Know?

  • Newfoundland was the first corner of Canada to be seen by Europeans but is the youngest province, coming into Confederation just over 50 years ago.
  • Nunavut is the newest territory, but it's where the Inuit have lived for thousands of years.
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Why Preserve Canadian Heritage?

  • It's important to know about the past and how the country became the nation it is today.
  • It's only cool to celebrate if we get the day off - otherwise I don't care.

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Abbergrl
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It's your last two days. I'll miss you
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brilliantstudent
"Ek_vqari_ah" wrote: Bye Bye .. Nothing much to say Two days still left , Good Bye ! All the best for your future .
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Ek_vqari_ah
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Bye Bye .. Nothing much to say
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Tennis123
Tennis123 posted in Debating:
"BlackWolfee" wrote: I believe hunting is acceptable, as long as it's not just for sport. All predatory animals have to hunt for food, and that includes humans. I also think a case of prey defending itself is ok, but not continuous hunting of that animal. For example, if something is competing with humans, I think it's ok to kill it, because that's what happens in nature, unless we are continuously hunting them. You realize this is just an appeal to nature right? 
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BlackWolfee
BlackWolfee posted in Debating:
I think torturing isn't justified, no matter the situation. Even if these people torture others, by torturing them we are as bad as them, we are lowering ourselves down to their level. There are better ways to deal with people and they should be used.
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