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Canadian Eh? Well Then – Happy Thanksgiving!

Canada tends to run in lock-step with the US – so much so, that when the Elephant sneezes, we often catch a cold. Given that both Canada and the US were born as colonies of the British Empire, it’s not surprising that we share many fundamental beliefs and traditions. Even our national holidays, by and large, fall on the same calendar date.

Thanksgiving though, is one exception. Here in Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October – a date established in 1957, following years of flip-flopping between dates in both October, and November.

Since today is the second Monday in October, and Thanksgiving Day here in Canada, I’d like to take the opportunity to extend best wishes to my Canadian friends.

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Happy 144th Birthday Canada!

imageHere in Canada, today is Canada Day – a day set aside to celebrate the restructuring of what, until then, had been a loose association of four separate provinces (since expanded to ten), into a single confederation, on July 1, 1867.

Canadians celebrate the anniversary of this founding event, with the same sense of enthusiasm that Americans celebrate the Fourth of July – parades, concerts, picnics, street performances, and of course FIREWORKS – lots of FIREWORKS!

So, if you’re Canadian – get out there and celebrate what it means to be a Canadian.

Be proud that you live in a country founded by those concerned with order and good government.

Be proud that you live in a country which stands for decency and honor.

Be proud that you live in a country which celebrates diversity of culture, religion, and political belief.

Be proud that you live in a country that is loyal to the principles of justice and personal freedom.

Be proud that you live in a country which promotes social democracy by recognizing that we all have a stake in each others future.

Be proud that you live in a country in which your right to health care is universal. A right not restricted by lack of income.

Be proud that you live in a country in which government isn’t influenced by well-organized, politically extreme, religious groups.

Be proud that Sarah Palin, and Michele Bachmann, are not Canadian.

If you’re a Canadian – I wish you a

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