Canada Day – July 1, 2013

Standard

“Courage, my friends; ‘tis not too late to build a better world.”

Tommy Douglas, Politician who was voted the Greatest Canadian

O Canada

Canadians joined together to honour Canada’s 146th birthday.   It is our national day to commemorate the July 1, 1867 date of Canada’s confederation. There was plenty of music, laughter, parades and fireworks.  We have a great deal to celebrate.

Every Canada Day, I pay tribute to my great nation by reading over the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, the constitutional act which guarantees the rights and freedoms of our free and democratic society.  It is a task that gives me immense pleasure. It confirms the fundamental values of our diverse country.  We have the freedom of conscience and religion.  We have freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication.  We have the freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of association.

Today, I celebrate Canada.

Our hopes are high. Our faith in the people is great. Our courage is strong. And our dreams for this beautiful country will never die.”
Pierre Trudeau