On July 1, Canada's official birthday, perhaps it's time for a little national navel gazing.
I'm happy to be living here, even though I find
the winters too long. No place is perfect but I think we have a pretty
decent track record, in general, when it comes to environmental issues,
human rights and politicians that aren't completely appalling. Our
history isn't without blips but we've done reasonably well over all and,
certainly, are doing better than many countries.
As I see it, we're
sort of a savory stew as a nation; some bits are nicely tender and other
chunks are chewy. Maybe it needs more time to cook properly, or just
some seasoning. I'm no expert so, if you disagree with my simplistic
assessment, I'm sorry – but I'm not sorry to be Canadian!