Here's how to tell it's the day before Canada Day:
- Half of Ottawa is off work; the rest of us are in our offices listening to the rehearsals of the Canada Day stage show. I'm actually looking forward to Blue Rodeo's rehearsal, if the rain holds off.
- It's time for the annual reflection on "what is a Canadian?"
The Dominion Institute has some ideas, based on a survey it released today and discussed yesterday on CBC Radio's Cross-Country Checkup program.
And south of the border, the Washington Times has its own quirky answer to "what is a Canadian?"
Answer: Barack Obama.
"What kind of "change" does Barack Obama want? He seeks to transform America into Canada. Mr. Obama is not proposing "new politics," but is a champion of the well-known, already enacted policies in the Great White North. His proposals are more reflective of Canadian values than American national ideals," The Times writes.