oh-Canada

Man, with all that’s currently going on with politics, it’s hard to feel anything positive about Canada right now. Trying hard to remember it’s good things. It’s a country full of beautiful art and music and theatre, beautiful cultures from the Maritime Provinces all the way out West in BC. A place where same-sex marriage is legal across the country, a place where in MOST provinces abortions are free and legal (Prince Edward Island, are you still the only one? No good). A place of free health care. Somewhere that used to care about its environment and was committed to peace, somewhere that used to say “No” when pressured to go to war and sent peacekeepers to the UN instead, somewhere that used to want to hear from our scientists. When was the last time you heard any good science out of Canada? Oh yeah, that’s because the Harper government has LITERALLY SILENCED THEM FROM STATING THEIR FINDINGS BECAUSE IT COULD INTERFERE WITH BIG PHARMACEUTICAL AND AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS. Not to mention the tax bailouts for the dirty oil in the West because they’re all Harper’s buddies. 

I wouldn’t live anywhere else but Canada, but it’s time to stop running from our shittiest parts and do something about them, starting first and foremost with nurturing and doing right by our Aboriginal population, getting out of military conflicts in the Middle East instead of expanding our involvement, caring about our environment again, protecting our trans population. And we can at least get started on the right path by not voting for fucking Harper and the Conservative Party come next election. Canada, let’s do better. 

ok, as a Canadian sometimes i feel like its my duty to remind people JUST HOW BIG MOOSE ARE BECAUSE THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY MASSIVE YOU DONT UNDERSTAND 

DO YOU UNDERSTAND

HOW FREAKING HUGE THEY ARE? YOU HIT A MOOSE WITH YOUR CAR AND YOUR CAR IS THE THING THAT BREAKS. 

THEY ARE BIGGER THEN ELK AND PRE MUCH ANY OTHER ANIMAL IN CANADA LIKE LOOK AT THAT LOOK AT THE ELK AND THEN THE MOOSE DO YOU UNDERSTAND 

this has been a Canadian psa. images used were pulled from a quick google search  

A bear has surprised utility workers in Canada by taking a snooze on an electricity pole. A resident of Shellbrook, a rural community in the Saskatchewan province, alerted the local power company, and a crew was quickly despatched. “By the time our crew got on site, the bear was already on top of the pole,” spokesman Tyler Hopson from the SaskPower utility tells Canadian Metro newspaper. “He was awake initially, and got fairly comfortable it seems and decided to have a bit of a nap.”

(via BBC News - Canada: Bear takes power nap on electricity pole)

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In the most Canadian thing ever to happen, a dude in Northern Ontario rescued a day-old moose calf that appeared to have been abandoned. Because the shelter he needed to contact only opened the next day, he took it home overnight. But of course, he stopped at Tim Hortons for coffee the next morning…

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