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I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
All the lonely houses stand like monuments / To thieves
— Neko Case, Tightly
November 29, 2005
Terribly Unconvincing, Mr. Harper

Heard, tonight on CBC Television’s Canada Now

Reporter: But I wonder do you love this country?
Stephen Harper: I’ve always said Canada is a great country.

Where’s the passion Mr. Harper, where’s the passion? Your response was lukewarm and unconvincing - cheese can be great; wine can be great — this country is more than both of those things.

This country goes beyond being great; this country is the best place in the world to live. I was born here, and it is a part of every fibre of my very being.

When I get in a canoe in Northern Ontario and paddle alone through those tranquil waters, I am Canadian and I’m paddling in the wake of hundreds of years of our national identity.

When I hike the Stawamus Chief in Squamish from bottom to top I am Canadian.

When I stroll the shores of Pacific Rim National Park and gaze west across a vacant horizon, I am Canadian.

When I stand on the shores of the Bay of Fundy and watch the power of the Earth’s tides at their greatest I am Canadian.

When I reach down and touch the earth and soil that this country is built on, I love it with every fibre of my being.

This country is so much more than great. This country is our home.

Posted by skooter at 6:14 PM This entry is filed under Politics.

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