History isn't always pretty. That's why we need to talk about it.
On July 1, 149 years ago, Canada became a country.
To believe the history books I read when growing up, this process was filled with a lot of British-born people fighting with French-born people, who eventually worked everything out and settled in to invent basketball, play hockey, set up a universal health care system, and listen to a lot of Celine Dion while eating poutine.
It's not even close to the whole story.