The federal government announced that it is kicking off another year of celebrations, this time to mark the 151st anniversary of Confederation in Canada.
“We had such a great time with Canada 150 that we thought, ‘hey, why not just keep going?'” said Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly.
“So we’re just going keep the party going into 2018.”
Though many Indigenous leaders and activists reacted with shock and outrage at the news, Joly called their anger a ‘win-win.’
“So many Indigenous artists and thinkers channeled their anger from 150 into amazing works of art and writing, surely another year will produce even more and that’s great for Indigenous communities and great for Canada.”
A spokesperson for the federal government said the Canada 151 celebrations would cost another half a billion dollars.