Everyone seems to want to come to Canada. Even our neighbours to the South are investigating life on our side of the border. It's like we have a sign flashing over the Great Lakes or on one of the many majestic peaks of the Rockies....."Come On Over...It's Much Better Over Here". It has got me to wondering, just What Is Canada. I mean, okay, Canada is a lot of land bordered by water on three sides and the Excited States on the fourth but, that's just WHERE we are not WHAT we are.
What is Canada exactly that makes it different from anywhere else. We have our government debacles just like everyone else. Our national economy pops up and down like a jack-in-the-box just like yours, where ever you may presently be. Are we any different or any better?
We are a conglomeration of nationalities, colours, religions, political leanings and sexual preferences held together with the intent of peaceful cohabitation. Sometimes we fulfil our potential, sometimes we don't. It's a pretty tall order to expect this many people spread over such a large land mass to always agree. The best we can hope for is that we all allow each other to have our own opinions. Sometimes we accomplish this and, again, sometimes we don't. The trick is to not stop trying.
I think what Canada really is, is a concept. It's a free floating, ever changing, constantly evolving concept. It's a really great concept. So....if you want to be a part of it. Come on over.