Is it perfect? Heck no,we have our problems but if you look around, it sure is a lot better than other places in the world. We live in a peaceful, prosperous, friendly nation. We are being noticed by the world again, thanks to the best Prime Minister in my lifetime, PM Stephen Harper and his government who has been taking the lead on so many fronts.
Our athletes shine on the worlds stage, look at the resounding success that the Vancouver Olympics turned out to be hosting the world and where we won an unprecedented number of gold medals for a host nation. We really did own the podium!
Our men and women in uniform are some of the best in the world and are doing a spectacular job with their mission in Afghanistan. My utmost thanks goes to them.
Michael Den Tandt expresses that we should celebrate our country. We have come a long way baby!
As is stated the column our economy is doing much better than others thanks to our present Conservative government.
We now have an economy that, thanks to some sensible management by the Conservatives (though with an opposition gun to their heads), is once again beginning to motor. Our national deficit is higher than it should be but, relative to other G8 countries, still relatively benign. Our banking system is the envy of the world.Theo Caldwell states that we are the envy of others.
But within this maelstrom, Canada stands tall, distinguishing itself in military and moral conflict, maintaining an economy and financial markets that are the envy of all.He then goes on talk about how we now have garnered the respect of other nations because of our economy and how they want to replicate it.
Canada’s hosting of the recent G8 and G20 conferences, which came just as other parts of the world began to observe this country’s economic strength, may do something to scratch this itch.So to all the naysayers and whiners, look around where would you rather live right now? A country where they have dire economic troubles like Greece for instance or another country where they have political turmoil? God has truly blessed us, we have it good! Never forget that.
Over so many years, in any photo of international heads of government, Canada’s prime ministers would wear hopeful smiles that invariably went unrecognized. They seemed like good-natured hangers-on, in the company of well-known statesmen from seemingly more important parts of the world.
Owing to reasons perfectly in keeping with the national character — caution and circumspection — Canada’s economy has finally brought the country the respect it craved.