He hates our Canada and its values with a passion, so it follows that Stephen Harper would hate its most powerful and beautiful symbol.
He spent almost nothing to celebrate its fiftieth birthday.
The federal government has allotted $50,000 for celebrations for the upcoming 50th birthday of the iconic Maple Leaf flag.
That's compared to almost $4 million for a campaign marking the 200th anniversary of Sir John A. Macdonald's birth, and $5.2 million spent on the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
So this couldn't be more hypocritical.
Today we celebrate Canada's Flag, a symbol of the values of peace, democracy, freedom &justice that define & unite us http://t.co/VPPiqskM4i
— Stephen Harper (@pmharper) February 15, 2015
For what does he know about peace, democracy, freedom and justice? And his "tribute" couldn't be more embarrassing.
Unfortunately, there’s no way to put this delicately. It’s just embarrassing.
Or more disgraceful.
It costs $12 to get into the museum ($11 for a senior) and $7.50 to park for a couple of hours. It takes about five minutes to go through the entire exhibit and, sadly, you’d be reluctant to pay a nickle for the experience.
Or more tacky.
The special exhibition of the Canadian flag does not even merit its own room. Instead, it is nothing but a glass case along an outside wall that stretches for 10 paces or so and holds a few grainy photographs of then-prime minister Lester B. Pearson, some light historical reference and various designs studied by a parliamentary committee prior to the actual choice of the flag that first flew on Feb. 15, 1965.
But luckily our wonderful Maple Leaf flag doesn't need any help from him, because although I'm not a flag waver, it's so beautiful I carry it with me all the time, tattooed over my heart. So it doesn't beat too wildly when I see it eh?
As I did today flapping in the icy wind over my neighbourhood...
And how it was born is a great story of Canadians working together to produce a wonderful symbol.
George Stanley, the proud Albertan and Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick who came up with the first idea for the maple leaf design.
The shy, retiring, staunch Quebec nationalist Jacques St-Cyr who refined this sketch...
And made simplicity its strength.
John Ross Matheson, the Liberal MP with six pieces of Nazi shrapnel in his head, who answered the call of the great Canadian Lester Pearson, and shepherded the flag through Parliament.
Who saved us from the fuddy duddy Diefenbaker Cons in brilliant fashion...
And helped save us from total humiliation...
By rejecting among many others, the Eyeball Flag.
Oogly googly wink if you're a Canadian eh?
And of course let's not forget Joan O'Malley who hurriedly stitched the first Maple Leaf flag together in the middle of the night on her little Singer.
Because it was a collective project. A project for love of country, something Stephen Harper could never understand.
Because he hates our Canada and its values with a passion bordering on insanity. And he would turn it into his savage jungle.
While posing as a patriot...
But as I said before, it doesn't really matter what that grubby little man thinks, and he can keep his shabby tribute, or shove it you know where.
Because we love our flag and intend to honour it in the best way possible by taking our country back.
And in the meantime all I can say to our alien dictator is you really should be ashamed of yourself.
You really are the worst and least Canadian Prime Minister in our country's history.
You always were a strange beast...
Theo Moudakis/Toronto Star
And may this humble little video I made, offend you beyond recognition...
And of course, happy birthday my beautiful.
We've mucked up a lot of things, but you we made perfect.
Deliver us from the filthy Con regime and its depraved leader.
And lead us all to a better Canada...
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