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.