This is truly a good week to be a Canadian.
The Toronto Blue Jays are in the finals for the first time in ages. They may or may not go all the way but it’s still something to be proud of.
The Montreal Canadiens have won their first seven games of the season – a record - and we are all on a “bleu, blanc et rouge” wave (their logo colours).
We are also riding a great red wave having just given Liberal leader Justin Trudeau a majority government in Monday’s election. After almost ten years of Stephen Harper’s style of Conservative government, it’s about time for a change.
It has been a long campaign during which Mr. Harper showed his true colours in American-style attack ads and divisive tactics; all of which backfired on him as they are very un-Canadian. This week Canadians stood up and let him know that his catering to the rich and to oil companies as well as his fear mongering ways are not what we are about here. Voter turnout was higher than at any time in the last twenty years and Mr. Trudeau’s victory was decisive.
Of course, it remains to be seen whether he can keep all of the promises that he has made but I have high hopes for him. The fact that he has a majority government to work with is a great start. The first promise that I look forward to seeing happen is his promise to appoint a gender-equal cabinet. It’s about time we see that!
The fact that he is also a Montreal Canadiens fan is just icing on the cake!
|(source: Montreal Gazette)|
aka Proud Montrealer/Quebecer/Canadian