Happy Canada Day!

“In a world darkened by ethnic conflicts that tear nations apart, Canada stands as a model of how people of different cultures can live and work together in peace, prosperity, and mutual respect.” 
― Bill Clinton

I would also add that the unique thing about Canadians is that our pride in our birth country (Canada) and our pride in the country of our parent’s birth are not mutually exclusive. The multiculturalism that exists in Canada makes her such a rich and colourful nation ― “rich” in the sense of bountiful, full-bodied, well-rounded.

To my family, friends and Canadian readers:  Happy Canada Day! Bonne Fête du Canada!

 

 

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My Home and Native Land

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“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, and free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.” 


~  John Diefenbaker (from the Canadian Bill of Rights, July 1, 1960.)

Happy Canada Day!

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