After a long and hard week this was just the image I really needed to boost my spirits. An image of the Canada I love.
Sebastien Toutant a.k.a. Seb Toots, from L’Assomption, Québec, Canada, moments after winning the gold medal in the Big Air competition.
With a big smile on his face, as usual.
HISTORY MADE— CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) February 24, 2018
🇨🇦🏂@SebToots is the first gold medallist in mens #Snowboard big air!#PyeongChang2018 #Olympics
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A nice guy who finished first. A symbol of the young, cool, confident, happy country I'd like to live in.
Instead of the grim, dark, place it's in danger of becoming. Again.
For this is not my Canada.
The country and the Prime Minister our ugly Cons and their shabby stooge media would try to make us believe we should be ashamed of.
When in fact, after ten long grubby years of Stephen Harper and his monstrous regime, our country is more admired than ever, Justin Trudeau is enormously popular all over the world.
And although he is not perfect, he is and will always be a better leader than this grubby, divisive, Canadian Trumpkin...
Who if he ever became Prime Minister would turn back the clock fifty years, demolish the rights of women and LGBT Canadians, jail more people, re-criminalize marijuana, claw back pensions, privatize medicare, torch the planet with impunity.
And embarrass us in the eyes of the world far more than Trudeau ever could.
As Stephen Harper did for so many years...
No matter what the former Harper fluffer Paul Wells might proclaim in this other Con ad.
For Wells did declare that this unreal article was a "great success."
And the fact that it's been used as Con propaganda doesn't seem to bother him at all.
On the contrary he seemed pleased, at least judging by the way he was leering yesterday, on this latest example of the bias of the Conservative Broadcasting Corporation....
You know, three Con stooges and Terry Milewski, dumping all over Justin Trudeau.
But can only make me wonder why the Cons need a department of Propaganda and Disinformation when they've got the Con media?
And when is enough, ENOUGH?
For the Con media are playing with fire, and they will get burned. You can't fail to represent the centre-left nature of this country, and expect to get away with it.
Or spit in the faces of so many decent Canadians, and think that there won't be a day of retribution.
And the good news?
Despite the battering he has taken Justin Trudeau's numbers are still holding steady.
Which leaves the Con media on one side of history, and most Canadians on the other.
So our journey towards a better Canada continues.
And I'll leave you today with another kind of journey, one I used to make when I was at McGill.
Over and down Mount Royal, from the North to the South, ending just across the street from the medical building, and Pierre Trudeau's fabulous art deco house.
Except that this guy, as he proved yesterday, really knows how to snowboard...
Keep the journey going, always towards the light of something better.
Keep putting the Canada back into Canada, and fighting for our precious values.
And have a great weekend everybody...