Selected study unit - Canadiana Study Unit

July 1, celebrated as Canada Day, commemorates the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act which is now known as the Constitution Act of 1867. The Act created a federal dominion uniting the existing provinces and defined much of the structure of the Canadian government. It effectively created Canada as a whole nation, even though it was not wholly independent from the United Kingdom. Today Canada is the second largest country in the world when measured by square kilometers of land.(source: CIA World Fact Book) Symbols of Canadian culture, industry and history have appeared on Canadian stamps dating back to 1851 with Scott number 1, showing the Canadian beaver. The nation's history and culture on stamps issued around the world are examined in depth by the Canadiana Study Unit, which publishes the quarterly journal Canadian Connection for its members.

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