Bonne Fête Canada!
Today is the 150th birthday of my beloved homeland.
I am VERY happy, proud, and EXTREMELY lucky to have been born in Canada, especially in the mid-20th century. I say lucky because none of us get to choose the circumstances of our birth, and thus I really won the Geographical Lottery of Existence.
To be Canadian is really special. We have built a worldwide reputation for being polite, funny, and commonsensical. Plus, you know that you are on the right path when about the worst thing anyone can say of Canada is that health care here is only nine-five per cent free of charge!
There is so much more I can and/or might say, but probably the best thing I could say is, let’s all continue to work hard to make the world a safe and clean place where we all can feel as good about our own homeland as I do about big, wide, clean, friendly, majestic, safe, fun, creative, welcoming Canada.