Friday, July 1 is Canada Day,  Fête du Canada, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867 enactment of the Constitution Act which united three colonies into a single country called Canada within the British Empire. 

Premier Brian Gallant issued a statement for Canada Day:

“On Canada’s 149th birthday, it is easy to celebrate and be thankful for living in the best country in the world. Let us take time to celebrate our great country with family, friends and fellow New Brunswickers." 

Bay of Fundy at the mouth of the Saint John/New Brunswick-New Brunswick / Nouveau-Brunswick (Facebook)

“Canada is beautiful and filled with diversity and culture. Undoubtedly the best part about this great nation is its people. Canadians are kind, hardworking and resilient so while we celebrate this great country, let us also celebrate its people."

BBQ at Miramachi/New Brunswick / Nouveau-Brunswick (Facebook)

“Canada Day is an opportunity to embrace and celebrate one another. The individuals and families of our nation are what make it so strong. It is this strength that makes us the accepting and resilient country that we all love.”

Saint John City Market (Caroline Langevin photo) - New Brunswick / Nouveau-Brunswick Facebook

Gallant will celebrate Canada Day at a powwow in Miramichi and in his home town of Grande-Digue.