Over and over again, we’re getting pantsed in the proverbial school lunch room. It’s humiliating.
O Canada, our home and … sorry, can’t do it. I’m just not feeling it. Not this Canada Day long weekend, anyway. Something’s not right. It’s different.
Apparently, I’m not alone when it comes to thinking Canada has lost its edge to party this year. Across the country, there are examples aplenty where folks have opted to sit this one out.
Canada Day is supposed to be our big weekend. Coast-to-coast, it’s our patriotic duty to burst with national pride and wave the flag while performing full-throated renditions of our national anthem. No doubt many Canadians will do just that, but, for more than a few of us, something is off this year.
In Toronto, Canada Day festivities at Queen’s Park have been canned because organizers worried nobody would turn up. This in a city that just recently saw two million fans pour into the streets on a workday to celebrate the Raptors’ NBA championship.
Apparently, in Canada’s largest city, Torontonians are ho-hum when it comes to Canada Day.
Doug Ford says cancellation will save the province $400,000, the equivalent of 400,000 buck-a-beers, if you think about it. If you are part of Ford Nation, that’s something to celebrate, I guess.
Meantime, in New Brunswick, the community of Sussex canned its Canada Day parade because it attracted a mere five entrants. Apparently, even in a town with two stoplights, five floats does not a parade make. Clearly, the good folks of Sussex are also in no mood to party this year. more here