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Last Sunday, provincial MLA Norm Letnick and I were cooking pancakes together for the Canada Day celebrations in Lake Country organized by the Lake Country Rotary Club.
“What does Canada mean to you,” Norm asked, flipping a pancake.
“That I don’t have to be an American,” I replied flippantly.
“I can’t say that,” he laughed.
So I tried again: “I like what Joe Clark said, years ago. That Canada is a community of communities.”
Norm nodded. Then he used that line in his speech at the opening ceremonies.
Good for him. Because it really is a good description of how Canada differs from the much larger nation south of us.
Categories: Sharp Edges
Tags: Canada Day, community, individualism