Is there a country on the face of the earth that is more blessed than our own?
Unthreatened and unthreatening we live in a dominion at peace, pressed down and flowing over with fruits of the vine, crops of the earth, minerals in the mountains and oil in the sands.
Then there is our richest gift of all – the Canadian people – welcoming to those of other lands and hospitable to those who pitch their tent with us.
We are many peoples but one country. Today, let us rejoice and be glad. In Canada. In each other.