Happy Birthday, Canada

by islandgirl @, Cowichan Valley, Sunday, July 02, 2017, 01:13 (21 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thanks Rob. I heard the speech, didn't notice the slip, but thought it was a pretty good speech. Now we indigenous Canadians will have to hold him to his promises. Very few of his usual uummms. (Could use a Toastmaster's course for that, I've been thinking.)
As I recall, growing up in Alberta, there was a terrific hatred for Justin's father, Pierre Elliott, mostly based on him being French. It seems this hatred is generational and as soon as I realized he had left Alberta out of the speech, I knew we were in for a bunch of petty minded folks whining about that, without looking at the bigger picture.
We have a prime minister who knows how to conduct himself in public and international settings with the class and dignity befitting a world leader. He doesn't conduct character assassinations by Twitter, or spread hatred and lies. He doesn't speak about women negatively, nor sexually assault them and brag about it.
IMHO he's more of an asset than a liability, and certainly not a someone who deserves to be called nasty names. Can't you just concentrate on the good stuff, and not sweat the small stuff? Then again, maybe he left Alberta out on purpose, because of all the Trudeau haters and his past unwelcome receptions there. In that case, serves you right.
PS About the vicious posts to you Rob, from SC. Don't know what set the guy off. Your post had helpful info that he thought was you being pompous or something. Didn't see it that way myself. I've followed the board long enough that there have been some times when you should have had a scolding, but this wasn't one of them. I especially liked it when your mom would wade in!

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