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Think Canada is a progressive paradise? That’s mooseshit!

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Think Canada is a progressive paradise? That’s mooseshit!

We broker deals for an obscene number of weapons, and we frequently run roughshod over the rights of indigenous people. And don’t even get us started on your favorite wonderboy Justin Trudeau
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/ ... al-trudeau
Quick – picture Canada.

What comes to mind? A progressive wonderland of polite manners and majestic moose? What America might be if it evolved a little? That place you’ll move to if Trump wins?

If that’s what you think, that’s fine by us. In fact, it’s our brand: not America. The nice guys. Dull, kind and harmless. That’s how we like to be thought of.

But it’s mooseshit.

We are not the country you think we are. We never have been.

Does the author of this article speak the truth?
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Jesse Brown is a journalist and public irritant. He has won awards for humor and investigative reporting.
I think Jesse Brown just wants to sell some books.
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Well, I don't expect any country to be perfect tho. *shrug*
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The author is silly. No one said that we are a progressive paradise.

We are on the progressive side socially but Canada is a capilatist country. Thats why aboriginals get treated like crap and we sell massive amount of weapons to saudis.

And this author doesnt know what progressive means. The word itself explains it. It means PROGRESS, the opposite of regressive. The author uses examples in our history as reasons on why we arent progressive. Which is confusing because those are examples why we are progressing. We arent going back to the old way of regressive thinking.

Trudeau is progressive. To the author, he is not good enough. Face With Tears Of Joy Sorry not all progressives are Elizabeth Mays. If we all are, we will never get things done.
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It is not a paradise. It is not a wonderland. That much is true.

Does Canada have tons of problems? You bet, all types.

Do we need to keep working to make it better? Yes, because all the problems.

Can we live in peace here, and work as a team to get it done? Yes, that's also true. So it is like everything, the truth is complicated but it is out there, we just have to have interest in the future and to pay attention.
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Canada is progressive when the Liberals are in power.
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Canada is a middle ground between the heavily socialized European countries and the extreme capitalism of the USA. I think its a great model that takes the best of both worlds, but it'll continue to need refinement as society and world changes.
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