I'm a true Canadian

I am mellow and I apologize a lot. I have mittens and like the snow. When I see our elected officials picking fights with everyone in Canada, online and around the world I don't get it. These aren't Canadian values. They don't represent anybody I know. Canadians I know are sweet, loving people who say sorry.

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Anonymous

Sep 19, 2023 at 12:52pm

Pierre Poilievre is pandering to the angry bigots, because it's politically advantageous and profitable. Keeping people jumping from outrage to imagined outrage keeps them too riled up to think clearly.

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Amen

Sep 19, 2023 at 1:03pm

I love this. This was the Canada I knew as a kid: peaceful.
Nowadays if you want to advocate for a peaceful society, you're painted as "soft" or some sort of left wing radical. Are kindness and tolerance political? I think not.

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Anonymous

Sep 20, 2023 at 11:03am

Throughout the entire Western world, leaders no longer have the interests of the voters at heart in the slightest.

Meanwhile the rest of the world sees the West for what it has become, which is a bullying empty vessel.

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Sorry not sorry

Sep 20, 2023 at 11:02pm

I will continue saying sorry. I'm sick of people telling me to stop apologizing! In Canada we have a law called the Apology Act. It means that if you say sorry, you are not admitting wrongdoing. People in my own family, who TAUGHT me my manners, now often say, "don't apologize". Screw that! I'm a Canadian and I'm sorry. Sorry, sorry, sorry! I'm not going to apologize for saying sorry. Ridiculous.

People, stop acting like bloody Americans. We have out own country so let's start acting like it again.

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Not so sure

Sep 21, 2023 at 6:46am

As a culture perhaps we’re peace loving, but on an individual basis not necessarily. I think it also makes a difference if you’re born here and how long ago that was. Especially here in this part of Canada where the population has increased so dramatically in the past few decades, with lots of people coming from other parts of the world. They bring their own culture with them. So things are a lot different now than they used to be, and with more people comes more crowding and with that comes more stress and anger. So you can’t just say that being Canadian means you’re peaceful because if you take a look around you right here in Vancouver, you’ll see the proof that that’s not true.

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someone once said

Sep 21, 2023 at 9:14am

when asked what the difference between Canadians and Americans the Canadian replied, "We are not Americans."
says it all.

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Sweet loving people who say sorry...

Sep 21, 2023 at 3:52pm

That may have been true pre-pandemic. The pandemic gave people license to be truer versions of themselves. People's true colours shone through. So if you knew someone who was GENUINELY kind and caring prior to the pandemic, with no agenda, expecting nothing in return, just kindness for kindnesses sake, that's what you saw during the pandemic and afterwards. But if you know someone who is surface-level polite, who says sorry because it's a cultural expectation, while barely concealing anger, frustration, impatience (and sadly in some cases racism and /or misogyny), you name it, the lid was blown off. I feel like I'm surrounded by deeply chronic angry people now. On the roads, in the workplace, in the grocery store. And the worst part is: there's no accountability. Everyone else is the problem. Things feel pretty grim right now.

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An observation

Sep 22, 2023 at 8:58am

The view Canadians have of themselves is really something.

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Anonymous

Sep 23, 2023 at 3:26pm

Choose love over despair. Look for something positive and place your attention there.

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@Anonymous Sept 23rd

Sep 27, 2023 at 8:24am

Exactly:)

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