Help Make Canada Strong and Free Again

Canada Day is just a few days away. It marks the first anniversary of the day we officially became second class Canadian citizens.
Strong and Free
We need to help make Canada Strong and Free again.

As EmBee has said, the best thing we can do for Canada Day is to donate. I just sent a donation for $148 to honour Canada’s 148th birthday.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

Please give Ginny and Gwen the best Canada Day birthday gift. Donate to ADCS now.

Stand on guard to keep our land glorious and free. Help make Canada strong and Free again.

5 thoughts on “Help Make Canada Strong and Free Again

  1. EmBee

    I think NorthernShrike and PatCanadian have got a good point. It feels like this Canada Day is for others, not for me. Thanks to Harper and his cowering Cons I think of myself as a second-class citizen of Canada … maybe even an alien in the land of my birth … certainly not on the preferred client list. So I’ll moan my demotion tomorrow and leave this day for the first-class citizens of Canada to party hearty. However, my hope is Pat’s hope because for future Canada Day celebrations I’d really like be there again. A successful lawsuit could help me and a million others get there.

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    1. Lynne Swanson Post author

      Agree.  For the second Canada Day since I bought my Canada t-shirt 26 years ago, I did not wear it yesterday. (The first time was last year).  I was in a funk again this year.

      I want Canada to be strong and free again–but I don’t know if I will ever feel the same.  It is sort of like a cheating spouse.  Once you are betrayed, how do you get the trust back?

       

  2. OutragedCanadian

    I will donate today. Although I love my country and consider myself a patriot, I don’t always love what the govt does on behalf of my country. Canada has a real mixed bag history, with loudly condemning outrages in other countries, but quietly perpetrating our own outrages, such as the Aboriginal residential schools, and the internment and forced deportations of Japanese Canadians during WWII.

    I wonder if in 40 years we will be receiving one of those apologies from some future prime minister, such as Mulroney on the Japanese, and Harper on the residential schools.

    Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not equating what’s happening to us caught up in the FATCA mess with the actual horrors of what happened to our Aboriginal and Japanese countrymen, but sometimes I wonder how bad this is actually going to get. How second class we will end up being over the next decade.

    I will donate and I truly hope others do, too. This is our chance to stand up and make a difference, to be the proud Canadians that we are, to hold our government accountable. We have a chance to be a voice of conscience, something that the Aboriginals and Japanese in the past did not have.

    Let us all stand up and make our government hear us. Let us voice our outrage. We will not be marginalized!

    It’s just too sad that it’s taking a lawsuit for us to be heard, but it is what it is, and so I’m supporting it and the two brave ladies who put themselves out there on all of our behalf.

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  3. PatCanadian

    Last Canada Day (July 1, 2014) we became second class citizens. In December 2014, I became a non-US citizen with Canadian citizenship. This Canada Day, we have the hope of restoring Canadian sovereignty and first class citizenship with our lawsuit.

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  4. NorthernShrike

    Perhaps we should designate July 2 as Canada Second-Class Citizen Day, following upon the IGA and passage of Bill C-24.

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