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To all my compatriots at home and abroad, a happy 155th birthday! At noon on this day in 1867, the British North America Act came into effect and the Provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Canada - that's Upper Canada (Ontario) and Lower Canada (Quebec) - were united into the new Dominion of Canada under a constitutional document that has since been applied, all but unaltered, to newborn nations in almost every corner of the globe.
Fortunately for the easily triggered, all of that is unmentionable in the Deranged Dominion of 2022. It's a tribute to the genius of Jacinda Trudeau that he has managed to all but entirely kill the national holiday and render in nothing flat "Canada Day" far more offensive than Dominion Day ever was. Steyn Clubber Nicola Timmerman reports that Winnipeg has decided to rename Canada Day "New Day". Which in its desperate banality is near perfect.
New Day is just the same-old same-old for yours truly. So I'll be spending it conducting another edition of our Clubland Q&A live around the planet. The fun begins at 5pm North American Eastern time/10pm British Summer Time. We'll try to pin down the rest of the time zones below, but do, as they say, check local listings.
On today's show I'm happy to take questions on any of the topics we've mulled on either side of the Atlantic in recent days - such as the Totalitarian Mammy Singer's payment of $50 to induce Indians and Inuit to get the Covid jab. But we'll also make time for some of the other topics floating around. Thank you to all who've dialed me up this last week. As Kathy Gyngell writes:
Where Would We Be Without Mark Steyn?
I don't know the answer to that, but I'm pleased to have paid a small role in getting compensation for some of the vaccine victims featured on the show - and in forcing the UK government to concede that their jabs kill and injure people.
Whether or not you're a Club member you can listen to our Clubland Q&A live as it happens wherever you chance to be on this turbulent earth: membership is required only to ask a question. We love to hear from brand new members, so if you've joined this week, either for a full year or a see-how-it-goes experimental quarter, do shoot me a head-scratcher for today's show. But, if you're not interested in joining, no worries, as they say in Oz: We seek no unwilling members - and as always the show is free to listen to, so we hope you'll want to tune in.
As soon as we go live, members should log-in and submit their queries via our comment form below - and I'll answer them as-it-happens on the audio livestream that should magically appear above (or possibly below - I forget which). And, if you disagree with my response, then let rip in the comments, and I'll endeavour to address a couple of the objections as we go along.
Clubland Q&A is a special production for The Mark Steyn Club. We're not paywalling off SteynOnline or any of that nonsense - and in fact this site now offers more free content than ever before in our nineteen-year history. But Club membership does confer a few benefits, including not only participation in our Q&As but also access to Tales for Our Time, our Sunday Poems and much more.
So see you back here live this afternoon at 5pm North American Eastern Time. That's 6pm in the Canadian Maritimes, half-past-six in Newfoundland - and, beyond the Americas, 10pm in London and Dublin; 11pm in Paris and Berlin; midnight in Kyiv and Moscow, now in the same time zone if not the same country; half-past-one in Tehran, for all you Newfoundlanders who move to Iran for the half-hour time zone; 2.45am in Kathmandu, for all you Iranians who move to Nepal to check out the quarter-hour time zone; 5am in Singapore, Honkers and Perth (sorry about that); 7am in Sydney and Melbourne, and an even more convivial hour for the kippers and kedgeree in Auckland and beyond.