Jody Vance

More Canada – by Jody


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We are Canadian. I am Canadian.

Our Canadian-ness is needed now, more than ever, world-wide.

We are the great country in North America. We are the home of the fair and welcoming population — a country where diversity is celebrated, immigrants are welcome, LGBTQ rights are important, fairness prevails, where the middle-class has a chance.

We work hard, as a country, to be respected – around the globe.

Our Canadian-ness is needed by the shocked and saddened Americans who worry for their future.  Our message to them should be this: “We are here for you.”  We need to be.

Let’s use our kindness, our understanding, our empathy, our calm, our class — our grace — our CANADIAN-NESS to navigate the choppy waters of this day.

While it’s easy to get sucked into the negativity of this new-look-USA, I’ve dipped my toe in that pool, we must be Canadian.  We need to celebrate what makes us such a desirable place to live and raise our kids.

Focus on the positives of being Canadian today — think big picture for Canada.  We can lead through a tough time for the USA.


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  • Reply Ian Strachan November 9, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    My Dad spent over 6 years in the Army during WWII to protect our freedoms and to allow us to be an inclusive country. I am proud to be a 5th generation Canadian and I know Dad would be appalled by what happened last night, Germany of the 1930’s repeating itself!

  • Reply Wendy Vreeken Banham November 10, 2016 at 12:48 am

    We must be steadfast in our Canadian-ness!

  • Reply Ty Watts November 14, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Hi.Jody. I love you ty.I miss tsn.I loved watching you.always ty.1.604.902.8830.

    • Reply Jody Vance November 14, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      So kind…..thank you. It was sportsnet, but, same thing really. Unless you are Rogers/Bell.

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