I remember when Canada Day was called Dominion Day.

I remember lots else. The dark parts about the country of my birth.

The dark is still there. But it’s useful to stand back, and notice how dramatically this country has changed, and is changing. There is a lot of light, beauty, and even grace.

Canada ain’t perfect. The road ahead is long and winding.

But, baby, we’ve sure come a long way.

And I’d rather be here, with fellow Canadians, than most anyplace else on earth.

Happy Birthday, Canada.



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