Positivity

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Our Canada Day began with a freeway jaunt out to Cloverdale, ended with a 40 kilometer detour to Steveston on a circle route back home. Two festivals in one afternoon, two demographically opposite communities, two experiences evoking the same impression – Canada is a positive nation.

A photo my husband took last night featured the word “positivity” screened on the t-shirt of a young man. Canadian values make positivity possible. Separation of church and state, inclusiveness, gender equality, gay rights, universal healthcare, anti hate legislation and absence of fake news allow positivity to flourish.

Canadians don’t declare ours the greatest nation on Earth, identify as patriots, tolerate partisan propaganda under the guise of free speech, sleep with a gun on the nightstand, live in fear of racial/faith based violence or impose mandatory quotas on number of detained refugees.

Canada is considered a polite nation. This Canadian wants you to know, good manners are born of positivity. Happy one hundred and fifty first birthday Canada.

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7 thoughts on “Positivity

  1. As a visitor to Canada a few years ago, so many of these positive traits were immediately apparent. I could have stayed. I felt so much more ‘at home’ than in my homeland. And the food was brilliant too 🙂

  2. Happy Canada Day! A tribute to Canadian’s sensibilities is the failure of Fox News to thrive there. Apparently Canada is rocky ground for the seeds of fake news!

  3. A good contrast to “the place next door” and their self-made, self-imposed ridiculous problems of violence, gender, race and religious relations.

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