Canadians blessed to live in best country, says PM Harper in Canada Day message

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canadians are “blessed to live in the best country in the world,” and in his annual statement marking Canada Day, he says that good fortune is not an accident.

Harper says it is the result of visionary leaders, courageous men and women in uniform, waves of industrious immigrants, decorated athletes who unite us and Canada’s families.


 

If you have the good fortune to live in Canada you truly have won life’s lottery.

There are few places on earth that match our own.

Happy Canada Day!

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  • ontario john

    HAPPY CANADA DAY FROM ONTARIO JOHN! Couple of great Canada Day stories in the media today. First the Toronto Star is excited that islam has an arabic version of Oh Canada. Yes, muslims can now sing O Canada like the rest of us in their own religious language. The Star points out the good intentions of them doing this even though Harper is supporting Israel. Comments were quickly closed. And what better way to celebrate than to appoint an old failed socialist to the Order Of Canada today. Yes Bob Rae has been appointed the Order Of Canada. The washed up socialist who almost destroyed Ontario, and never a had a real job in his life.

    • Woot!

    • Justin St.Denis

      Ditto and back at ya, OJ!

    • Doug Kursk

      Fuck Bob Rae.

      • Alain

        Not with even a dildo, thank you.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Not even with Justin Trudeau’s cock.

      • Maggat

        Nah, you first!

    • Clausewitz

      It’s Dominion Day. The term Canada Day was brought to us by Trudeau the Elder because he hated anything that reminded him of the Brits, July first 1867 was the Day when Canada was given Dominion over her 4 provinces. The remaining provinces and territories were accepted into that Dominion Later. Strangely on July 1st 1867 was also the Day of the formation of the Northern German federation with Prussia as the lead participant. This would lead to the formation of the German Nation once Bavaria and the rest of the southern principalities joined.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        I like dominion day better!

  • chayisun

    HAPPY CANADA DAY TO YOU, TOO!!! That said, how long before the muslims want to ban the anthem as being anti-muslim. You know, standing on guard will be construed as being anti islam as it means that Canada is on guard against the influx of the followers of islam who are being labelled as terrorists. You know, the old not all muslims are terrorists so why pick on THEM? Then there’s the feminists who still are upset at the anthem for reasons they forget. And the natives aren’t keen on it because, well, it means they are still being suppressed….Not withstanding the casino’s.

    Bob Rae has received the Order of Canada? Another idiot going to join that so called exclusive club of pampered butt kissers. And don’t forget Alan Eagleson got one. Sure they took it back because he ended up in jail. I’m shocked Harold Ballard didn’t get one. Oh Rick mercer has received it, too. For doing what?

    Actually, who hasn’t received the bloody thing. Well, I haven’t yet but I’m waiting by the phone…..

    • I don’t gots one.

      • chayisun

        I am waiting for the first mohammad to receive it.

    • DD_Austin

      Getting the order of Canada?
      I rather get an order of fries

      • Alain

        Make that two orders.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Yeah, but not poutine.
          Fries should be crispy.
          Gimme gravy on the side.

          • Blacksmith

            Yup like dipping sauce!

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Do you remember that Kids in the Hall sketch about the dipping areas?

          • Blacksmith

            Can’t say I do.

          • dance…dancetotheradio
    • marty_p

      It is discrimination that Canada Day was celebrated during Ramadan – all the True Believers couldn’t eat free the free hotdogs…I wonder if the events that gave away free food were smart enough to realize no Halal BS required this year. I wonder if any Mo’s complained?

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        What stupid religion adheres to a lunar calendar?
        On the bright side, their computer science will be forever stunted.

      • Not_Crazy

        no it is not that is the day Canada became a country so not Canada’s problem

  • moraywatson

    Happy Canada Day! Be Canny!

  • Surele Surele

    Happy Canada Day! Despite everything (that we do not like), it is still the best country!

  • Justin St.Denis

    Happy Canada Day to one and all. We are indeed blessed to be here in Canada, blessed to be Canadian.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Are you Tiny Tim from Dickens’?

      • Justin St.Denis

        Nah! I’m way more Ghost of Christmas Past on that score. Boo!

  • Wally Keeler

    It’s difficult being edgy about Canada. My fav quip comes from one of Canada’s most powerful poets, Irving Layton: “Canadians are a nice people; I can think of nothing else to say against them.”

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      And yet, hockey.

    • Justin St.Denis

      You can always find someplace where you have more and better to say about the people, move there, and write back to tell us all about it.

  • David Murrell

    Happy Canada Day everyone at BCF!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tokenn

    Yes, we Canadians have indeed been incredibly fortunate to live in a great country. However like so many inheritors of great fortune[s], we are in great danger of pissing it all away be having no fundamental understanding of the basic principles of _how_ it has become a great place to live.

    Sorry to be a downer, folks…

    • Doug Kursk

      …more like a realist..lots of us here!!

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Debbie Downer!
      Waah-waah.

  • Doug Kursk

    Happy Canada day: especially to those who guard our freedoms in the Armed Forces!

  • irishrus

    Yeah Harper, and all that despite you bastard politicians trying constantly to screw things up

  • irishrus

    Actually, I have mixed feelings;. Who could not be dismayed at how the leftist establishment is in ownership of the country?
    Yet, technically we are still in a country where we could vote back normalcy freely and peacefully …. like that’s ever going to happen with leftist educators in charge in charge of our future

    • Oracle9

      I can’t see an escape from it, unless those appalled at the sharp left turn take all young people aside, regularly, and make sure they learn how to recognize the leftist collectivist p-c phenomenon.

  • ontario john

    And Happy Orange Parade this Saturday in Toronto.

  • k1962

    He’s right. This is the best country in the world…for now…

  • Alain

    Happy Dominion Day/Canada Day to all.

  • mauser 98

    Dominion Day

  • Petrilla

    We have won life’s lottery and I hope we are all thankful and grateful. Happy Canada Day to all.

  • Blacksmith

    Happy Canada day to my Canadian friends, I am actually working in Altona MB right now.

  • Oracle9

    Harper makes a reminder of our gratitude for this country and the left gets the vapors – again, i.e. CBC forums. Not recommended reading.

  • Brett_McS

    Yay Canada! Best country in the Northern Hemisphere.

  • Let’s face it- you could be the Americans.

    Merry Canada Day.

    • Clausewitz

      You’re not one of those smug Canadians who defines themselves by not being American?

      • Oh, no.

        But could you imagine having Obama as your leader?

        My skin crawls at the thought.

        • Clausewitz

          You definitely have a point there.
          I tend to really like Americans from the Interior, and only tolerate most Folks from both coasts.

          • The coastal Americans are part of the reason why a loser like Obama ever had a chance at being elected.

        • Not_Crazy

          holy crap that is a scary thought

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Happy Canada Day ya bunch of Canucks!
    We could not ask for a better neighbor, and I mean that.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Does that mean we can get rid of all the Mexicans?

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Sure!
        Pets or meat?

    • I toast to you, good sir!

      (lifting beer bottle toward screen)

  • Maggat

    I enjoyed the Dominion Day Parade in town today, especially the military band playing “The Maple Leaf Forever”.