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April 17 in Canadian history

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April 17 --- On this day in 1982, Canada officially became fully independent from Britain with the signing of The Constitution Act. This historic document was inked in Ottawa by both Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

As we all know, the Dominion of Canada was created in 1867 with the passage in the British Parliament by the British North America Act, but then the Brits had to pass The Canada Act, in 1982, before The Constitution Act could be created and brought into being.

Thus, the signing of The Constitution Act and the proclamaton of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms marks April 17, 1982, as indeed quite a significant date.

As well, in 1969 on this day, baseball pitcher Bill Stoneman of the Montreal Expos tossed a no-hitter as Montreal earned a 7 to 0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. (see attached Montreal video)

In 2010, on April 17th, Cheryl Bernard and her curling squad from Calgary won the Grey Power Players Canadian Championship in Dawson Creek, B.C.

And, Saskatchewan Roughrider all-star lineman Gene Makowsky was born on this day in 1973.

Now, you are up to date with what went on back then.

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