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Not everyone who reads this blog is Canadian. Not by a long shot. But for those of you who are, Happy Canada Day. Today, July 1, 2015, celebrates the Constitution Act of 1867.
Canada is a young country, especially since we were still quite British in 1867. But we are a great country. And I feel privileged and proud to call myself Canadian and to have been born in this country. The best years are ahead of us still.
As Pierre Elliott Trudeau once said (15th Prime Minister of Canada):
“The past is to be respected and acknowledged, but not to be worshipped. It is our future in which we will find our greatness.”
Oftentimes I feel that many Canadians struggle with their sense of national identity and that we don’t have the same patriotism that our neighbors to the south have. (Some would say that’s a positive.)
But Canada actually feels incredibly distinct to me and I love this country. So I hope you are celebrating today. I’ll be celebrating with tacos and margaritas. What about you?