Reflection on the shootings in Ottawa

Ce drapeau (this flag), means the world to me.

It is not just a flag from some country north of the 49th Parallel, “America Jr. or even “It’s just Canada and it is so far away like a 7-hour drive.”

I overheard someone at work say the last one — which prompted me to write this post as I wait for a video to fully load for editing.

Canada’s history, people, culture, the Crown and its unique patriotism attached to this flag not only defines me,  but defines millions of my fellow Canadians at home and abroad. read more