Canada Day is our Community’s Day

By Aaron Berhane July 2008 Canada celebrated its 141st birthday on July 1st.On this day, Canada evaluates its accomplishments in economic and technolo...

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By Aaron Berhane
July 2008

Canada celebrated its 141st birthday on July 1st.On this day, Canada evaluates its accomplishments in economic and technological development, its progress in respecting human rights and securing food for its citizens.

It doesn’t only measure its progress on independence day, but Canada also asks itself whether it has grown wiser with age. Canada tries to make sure that the diplomatic relationships and economic strategies it designs benefits its citizens who live here and all over the world. Citizens can safely voice their political views. Canada always makes sure that its citizens have adequate food to live on by increasing its food production. It also provides education and health services for the betterment of its people. The ultimate goal of Canada is to provide better services than before.

Our community, too, has played a role in Canada’s progress. However, we need to compare our progress with that of Canada’s. How have we done in the 25 years we’ve lived here? Are we getting stronger or weaker in the economic arena?. Are we getting involved and being heard in the political activities of the country or isolating ourselves and complaining? Are we becoming united or disfranchised? Is the number of our children marching toward success increasing or decreasing? We need to ask these questions of ourselves and our community on the occasion of Canada day. Because, Canada Day is our Community Day too. Happy Canada Day!

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