Fellow Canada Lovers! Are we lucky or what?
“What a country,” I often tell complete strangers at farmer’s markets, shopping malls or pubs.
“Yes, it is a lovely country,” they almost always reply. Then they ask me where I’m from.
“I’m from here. And I still think it’s a great place to call home.”
What a brand Canada is. From the flag that depicts the sweetness we can pull right out of the trees, to the national anthem that has a title based on genuine surprise – Oh Canada, indeed!
What a suprising country. So diverse. So resilient. So inclusive, in spite of our sometimes ill-conceived attitudes about what diversity is all about.
And so ready to apologize. Sometimes so quickly, one is left to ponder the transgression itself. Other times, so slowly, one is left to ponder if another aplogy for our tardiness is not also in order.
Canada, the brand, looks and sounds great.
But does it deliver on its promises?
That is a work in progress.
And I’m proud to keep working at it with the rest of you Canucks.