Today marks the 144th birthday of Canada--hence July 1st is Canada Day! It's the equivalent of the United States' Fourth of July. The Constitution Act of 1867 (aka British North America Act) combined the British colonies into one country known as Canada. The colonies are now provinces: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada (Quebec and Ontario).
And so, in lieu of mounties and maple leaves, I give you a friendly beaver.
Happy Canada Day!