The Flip Side: Hockey Trades Aside, Canada is Pretty Alright

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Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Montreal this week as they come to terms with the devastating trade of P.K. Subban to the Nashville Predators.[1]

But as we process our grief, shock, and anger this July 1 weekend we must remember to also celebrate our country for all its good. Celebrate the fact that our Prime Minister has never even hinted at building a wall and, more importantly, that he is a real treat to look at. Celebrate the fact that Quebecers always voted no in referendums, celebrate the fact that we have poutine and sugar pie and Nanaimo bars, that we welcome, embrace, and celebrate all cultures, and, of course, that we are home to some fantastic theatre.

For example,


In other areas of the world…


[1] For you theatre geeks, this is a hockey reference.

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Hannah works in casting, the only profession that allows her to truthfully use work as an excuse to stay home and watch TV. A dropout of both preschool and law school, she loves Montreal bagels, Harry Potter, and conversations about diversity. Her diet starts tomorrow.