Thursday 30 July 2015
Canadian Pride From the Grave
I had to share something that has in mere moments, made my entire day. The upcoming Federal election in Canada has been described as a big deal. In my opinion, it's the biggest deal around. And in these our days of trade deals and corporate deals, that's saying a lot.
I believe this election will decide our future as a country. I believe that if Stephen Harper is stayed another term, we will surely not recognize her when he's done. The proud Canadian and poet Shane Koyczan who wrote that amazing poem for our Olympics titled "We Are More", refused to recite that poem this past birthday. You can read about that here along with his reasons for not reciting his words.
But we are no longer an experiment going right. Our Wheat Board is owned by Saudis though the farmers offered to buy it. The fish caught down East will no longer hold the guarantee of giving work to locals, now export looms over every fisherman's head. In fact, almost every resource we have is being shipped away to be processed elsewhere. Our home on Native land is shrinking from something of great wonderment to mere value in digits with a dollar sign in front. Lands bursting with growth potential are now mud pits of bitumen. Hurry hurry suck it dry before someone else does!
What has made my day is yet another affirmation that I am not alone in these worries. I know this, but that doesn't discount the effect it has on me when I see it. For instance, a fellow proud Canadian has passed leaving us with a eulogy filled with words that stick. Can you imagine giving those last sacred words to a cause this big? Now that's pride; the epitome of selflessness.
"Don't weep for me, save our country and the CBC".
Rest in peace Mary Catherine Finn (nee McCormick). Thank you for being an example of Canadianism that will not die with you.
You can read more about Mary in the beautifully written eulogy here. Even in her dying words it seems she leaves us with this sense of duty as Canadians. We cannot idly sit by and allow the rules of our country be decided without us. WE have the power to make Canada an experiment going right again.
"In lieu of donations, Catherine would want you to do everything you can to drive Stephen Harper from office, right out of the country, and into the deep blue sea if possible. Also, she would like you to fix the CBC".
Please vote responsibly :)