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Canada Day 2022

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I'm not celebrating Canada on this Canada Day. I'm not celebrating the history of a country who has so much to fix in how it treats its Indigenous People. I'm not celebrating a country where a nationalist faction held my city hostage for several months and continues to attempt to do so. I'm not celebrating a country where I as a gay woman was made to feel like I have to worry about persecution over my sexual orientation by that same nationalist faction in what is one of the most LGBTQ+ friendly places in the world.

Canada, to me, was always about a beautiful mosaic of differences. Differences that made the country a wonderful place to live.

We have some serious things to fix.

I am spending today with friends I've hardly seen due to necessary pandemic precautions we all took to ensure we all stayed alive. I am also enjoying a day off in summer.

But that's all today means to me right now.

I hope the future brings a place where hate cannot thrive.


Please check out my digital to-do list: https://trello.com/b/RM8yD3eq/rae-roy-general

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