Happy Birthday Canada!

I like this version of “This Land Is Your Land” by the Travellers. There are some interesting pictures of the diverse nature of our country. As we move into the future in this twenty-first century, I think Canada continues to change for better and for worse. For some, we are too secular and Christianity seems to be less influential in influencing the direction of our nation. For others, that is seen as a good thing. For some, we are moving too far politically to the right, while for others that is viewed favourably. For some, we are an embarassment to the world because of the way we are developing our natural resources, especially the oil and gas industry. For others, we are doing the best we can given the technology we are utilizing to develop these resources. For some, our universal medicare is in deep trouble and we need to put more money and resources into it if it is going to survive in the future. For others, there is a trend already towards privatization, and so we should go with that where it is cost-effective. What do you think? What direction would you like to see Canada moving towards in the future?

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I am, among other things, a sojourner, a sinner-saint, a baptized, life-long learner and follower of Jesus, and Lutheran pastor. Dim Lamp: dimlamp.wordpress.com gwh photos: gwhphotos.wordpress.com

2 Responses to Happy Birthday Canada!

  1. Kirby Olson says:

    I’m not a Canadian but I hope Canada stays put. I am American. I like the stability of Canada both in political and geological terms. I just hope Canada stays right where it is.

  2. dimlamp says:

    I suppose our stability, in part, is due to one of the the world’s largest, if not “the” largest international trade agreements, the North American Free Trade Agreement. How “free” it is I think may be debateable, since some Canadians at times believe you Americans unfairly place tariffs on our lumber, and you subsidize your farmers. However, likely all things considered, we are good neighbours for each other and have lived in peace for most of our history.

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