At 150, Canada Is ‘Cool’ but Can Aspire to Something More

If only we could establish the proper break between progressive values and progressive politics.

 .. Canadians firmly believed in liberty and freedom, and still do, but never wanted a republic. Rather, we usually view our former colonial status as New France, and later British North America, in a respectful manner as a stage in our development.
.. it started using the Westminster model of representative democracy only in 1931.
.. What can Canadians do differently to ensure that this century, or any century, belongs to us, too? A fine start would be to establish a proper break between progressive values and progressive politics.
.. Canada has leaned left for most of its existence.
.. He has returned Canada to its traditional role abroad as a peacekeeper, renewed his supporters’ faith in social liberalism,
.. my hope is that Canada will reflect on its longstanding core principles, question them, and make the necessary improvements. That would mean reducing our state-centric approach to government, increasing the influence of free markets, and ensuring that individual rights and freedoms are properly defended and upheld by the constitution.