Canada Day, is a national holiday whereby the Canadians celebrate their independence.
On July 1, 1867, the British government (under Queen Victoria) approved a plan which allowed Canada to become an independent country with its own government.
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Ed O'Keefe North America correspondent
Ed O'Keefe covers Congress for The Washington Post and is author of 2chambers, a blog tracking the House and the Senate. He prev... moreEd O'Keefe covers Congress for The Washington Post and is author of 2chambers, a blog tracking the House and the Senate. He previously authored The Federal Eye, a blog keeping tabs on federal agencies, federal employees, government oversight and related issues. During the 2008 election season, Ed traveled the campaign trail as a washingtonpost.com videojournalist, blogger and contributor to the newspaper. Ed joined The Post in 2005 as a washingtonpost.com home page producer, and later served as a producer and on-air contributor to Washington Post Radio. He is a frequent guest on national radio and television outlets, including BBC, France 24, MSNBC, NPR stations, Sirius/XM POTUS and Washington Post-owned television stations. He graduated from American University with a degree in political science in 2005.
Location: Washington DC, US Language: English Contact Ed O'Keefe
Al Emid North America correspondent
Al Emid has a career spanning 44 years of working on communicating ideas, concepts and information as a producer, broadcaster, j... moreAl Emid has a career spanning 44 years of working on communicating ideas, concepts and information as a producer, broadcaster, journalist with by-lines in various financial publications and part-time Business Studies Instructor in Centennial College.
Location: Toronto, Canada Language: English Contact Al Emid
Vivian Salama North America correspondent
Vivian Salama is a freelance journalist based in the Middle East. Ms. Salama has worked as a reporter for American, British, and... moreVivian Salama is a freelance journalist based in the Middle East. Ms. Salama has worked as a reporter for American, British, and Middle Eastern publications. Credits include NEWSWEEK magazine, The Washington Post, USA Today, The International Herald Tribune, The Middle East Times, The Middle East News Service, Al-Ahram Weekly, World Politics Review, The Jerusalem Post, The Daily Star, and Communicate magazine. Also reported from the Balkans, sub-Saharan Africa, and North and South Korea. Freelance reporter and commentator for Voice of America (VOA). Freelance Producer for ABC News. Written a variety of stories about regional and Egyptian politics, terrorist attacks, anti-Americanism in the Arab world, American policy in the Middle East, and Arab-Muslim reaction to world events. Conduct interviews in Arabic regularly. I have appeared as a political and cultural commentator on BBC World television and radio, Egyptian National Television, National Public Radio (NPR), Iran's Press TV, and South African Broadcasting Corporation television and radio.
Location: New York, USA Language: English and Arabic Contact Vivian Salama