Wishing a happy 146th birthday to Canada

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To the Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to wish a happy birthday to a very beautiful young lady named Canada, who will be turning 146 on July 1. She truly is a sweetheart and we all love her very much. Also, never forget the legacy of Sir John A. MacDonald, the father of Confederation and our nation’s first prime minister. The bicentennial of his birthday (Jan. 11) in just two years’ time will be a historic event indeed.

As well, celebrate your heritage, whatever it may be — whether you are of First Nations, Métis, European, Asian, Middle Eastern, African or Indian descent (I am French myself). We are all Canadians in this unique and great country of ours, where all men and women are created equal.

To close my letter, I wish to offer my congratulations to Christy Clark, the 35th premier of British Columbia, and her election victory (despite the fact I’m conservative). She is our very own “Iron Lady” of B.C. (in reference to Margaret Thatcher, whom I will miss greatly). This is why I want to see more women, young people and those of the First Nations become involved in politics, as a way of building a better world for future generations.

I also wish all the best to Michelle Mungall, whom I have met on a few occasions — she is quite a dynamic young lady. And a big thank you Greg Garbula and Sjeng Derkx, who gave it their best shot. However, I would very much like to see a man or woman Conservative candidate run in the next provincial election for the Nelson-Creston riding in 2017. I would throw my hat into the ring, but unfortunately, I am not a politician.

In the meantime, everyone take care, think positively, be optimistic and never give up hope, because good times are coming. Always have faith (I am a great believer in angels and miracles, who also prays every single day), and may the Lord keep you safe. See you at the Canada Day celebration!

Allan Clement

Creston

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