I wanted to post this on Wednesday on Canada Day and I forgot...better late then never I always say
Proud to be Canadian ....
Once in a while someone does a nice job of describing a Canadian. This time it was an Australian dentist.
In case anyone asks you who a Canadian is . . .
You probably missed it in the local news, but there was a report that someone in Pakistan had advertised in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed a Canadian - any Canadian.
An Australian dentist wrote the following editorial to help define what a Canadian is, so they would know one when they found one:
"A Canadian can be English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek. A Canadian can be Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, Arab, Pakistani or Afghan.
A Canadian may also be a Cree, Métis, Mohawk, Blackfoot, Sioux, or one of the many other tribes known as native Canadians.
A Canadian's religious beliefs range from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or none. In fact, there are more Muslims in Canada than in Afghanistan . The key difference is that in Canada they are free to worship as each of them chooses. Whether they have a religion or no religion, each Canadian ultimately answers only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.
A Canadian lives in one of the most prosperous lands in the history of the world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which recognize the right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.
A Canadian is generous and Canadians have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.
Canadians welcome the best of everything: the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services and the best minds. But they also welcome the least - the oppressed, the outcast and the rejected.
These are the people who built Canada .
You can try to kill a Canadian if you must as other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world have tried, but in doing so you could just be killing a relative or a neighbour. This is because Canadians are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, can be a Canadian."
Interesting to know. Look forward to visiting Canada one day. Never Been.
I've read this before, Zsuzsy and I love it.
Thanks for promoting us!
Lady E, you should come and visit us! It's beautiful here, though I suggest visiting in the summer unless you like snow.
Hey, Zsuzs, I just noticed that you have 666 fans. Hmmm, you might want to rally at least one more to move you off that number.
Thank you....I'm am proud to be Canadian and wouldn't trade that for anything in the world!!!
It's an absolute honor when you travel the world and all hosts are warm, welcoming, open and loving when they discover that you are Canadian. We are welcomed around the world with open arms -- and we welcome each other without any discrimination among culture, class, education or origin.
And Lady E., come, come for a visit...our country is the second largest in the world. Lots to see, from nature to cities to cultural events to unique architecture that can be found from coast to coast. The four seasons are fantastic...every season has its own appeal! And, both oceans differ from each other in temperment, activities and location!!!
I loved the little bit of time I spent in Canada, but I doubt it was a fair sampling of the country.
I love Canada. It is the diversity of human life that makes Canada an exciting and wonderful country, not just the beautiful views. The people seem so nice and friendly to visitors.
Belated Happy Canada Day to you. I've always been under the impression Canada is a perfectly fine place/country and among the better countries to live in the world.
Canadians are great friends to all who get to know them. They enjoy a beautiful country filled with lots of opportuniy. We count on their friendship even when we don't agree. We find some of their criticisms a bit offensive but they have great fishing and fishing overcomes all differences.
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