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EDITORIAL – Sorry, but we’re just not as polite as we used to be

We’ll be cutting a special cake on Canada Day this year, but we need to think about who we are.

An ArmchairMayor.ca editorial by Mel Rothenburger.

THIS IS, if you hadn’t noticed yet, Canada’s 150th birthday. As the year moves along, we’ll all pay a lot more attention to it, and it should be a lot of fun.

It’s not just a time for cutting ribbons and cakes, though, it’s a time to reflect upon ourselves as Canadians, and who we are.

Internationally, we’re known first and foremost as being polite. Trying to figure out if that label is deserved has become an industry, but I happen to think it’s true, or was.

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mrothenburger@armchairmayor.ca

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About Mel Rothenburger (4613 Articles)
ArmchairMayor.ca is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At ArmchairMayor.ca he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

1 Comment on EDITORIAL – Sorry, but we’re just not as polite as we used to be

  1. The politeness you say is a myth…a facade we no real substance, IMHO.
    But it is not the internet that made us even worse…hedonistic materialism now sanctioned in the highest of offices is the culprit.

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