Canada. Canadia. The world’s 2nd largest country. My country of birth. The mother land. My heart. Even though I have lived in Australia for around 6 years now, I will always be a proud, patriotic Canadian. July 1st is Canada Day and one of the few days of the year I desperately wish I was back home. Canada Day means summer, no school, BBQ, ice cream, fireworks, friends and family. I grew up in it’s capital, Ottawa, and have always loved being in the capital for it’s birthday. Hundreds of thousands of people descend on Parliament Hill for concert celebrations and a spectacular fireworks display. People come from all over the country to be on “The Hill” for July 1st.
Canada consistently ranks in the top 10 (if not the top!) countries in the world for desired countries to live in and quality of life. There are many reasons for this, climate notwithstanding. Free healthcare. A multicultural society that accepts any and all. Relative safety. Diversity and opportunity. Marriage rights for all human beings. Canada is pretty awesome eh?
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