Happy Canada Day!

July 1st is Canada Day!
Canadian flag
“This is my country. What I want to express is ‘here’ and I Love it. Amen!” – Emily Carr, Canadian artist
Courage and Compassion
“We have it all. We have great diversity of people, we have a wonderful land, and we have great possibilities. So all those things combined there’s nowhere else I’d rather be.” – Bob Rae, Canadian politician
Aboriginal Peoples
“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.” – John G. Diefenbaker, 13th Prime Minister of Canada
The Chinese in Canada
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.” – Thomas C. Haliburton, 19th century Canadian politician
The French in Canada
“Courage, my friends; ’tis not too late to build a better world.” – Tommy Douglas, 20th century Canadian politician known as the father of Medicare
The Ukrainians in Canada
“Our hopes are high. Our faith in the people is great. Our courage is strong. And our dreams for this beautiful country will never die.” – Pierre Trudeau, 15th Prime Minister of Canada
50 Canadians
“Our links to the past, our bonds with the present, our path to a civilized tomorrow are all maintained by libraries.” – Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada
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