True North Strong and Free

Happy 150th Birthday Canada! In honour of the occasion, a re-post from Canada Day 2016. Keep your stick on the ice!

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July 1st 2017 Update:  Happy 150th Canada!
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I’m posting a day earlier than usual this week.

July 1st is Canada Day, a holiday that celebrates national pride, culture, and perhaps more importantly, the beginning of summer.

To commemorate, I thought I’d share a list of things that made me proud to be Canadian, but in retrospect, I feared a list might come across as a tad cliché and unimaginative.  In an effort to alleviate eye-rolls and an increased bounce rate, adding a splash of controversy, like a shot of Frank’s Red Hot, seemed like a fitting method to spice things up.  So I thought about brainstorming some negatives, things that annoyed me, intrinsic qualities I could do without – Mike’s roadmap to a better Canada.

Glowing tributes spewed forth unbridled, until I stopped to ponder the negatives.  Progress slowed, thinking of those festering little one-offs we occasionally endure about…

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10 thoughts on “True North Strong and Free

  1. Great Canada post. With our current political atmosphere I consider moving North, until I remember my SADD, growing distain for low temperatures and such. Guess I will wait for my disdain for Trump, humidity and mosquitos to grow a bit more. Happy Canada Day.

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    • Thanks Don. It’s certainly an interesting political climate. It’s not quite as green up here as it appears, I’m patiently waiting on our next Federal election. In the meantime, a few trips to Florida every year helps. Cheers, have a great July 4th!

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  2. I fully agree with you, Mike. The need to be PC all the time is bonkers and unnecessary in some cases like song lyrics. Although I am from the Southland, I love Canada. You have a beautiful country and I have often thought about chucking it all and moving to BC. I fell in love with it when I vacationed there. I loved your famous Canadians at the end. Especially the Trailer Park Boys with their 3 favorite things. Too funny. Of course, Mr. Martin Short is always welcome. Terrific post.

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    • Thanks Susan! The influx after your election results never materialized, no big surprise there. All this PC on both sides of the border, it’s really not hard to understand why are election results are unpredictable. We’ll be back down south next month, it’s been too long (since March)! Cheers!

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  3. Belated Happy Canada Day! I’m even late for 4th of July… hibernating!

    Great post! I know… I think the whole PC thing is overdone. Anyway, that’s just me. I just miss the days when there were less overly sensitive people and even less people who cared about the overly sensitive ones.

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