(Source: The Globe and Mail)

Dear Canada:

Who would have thought, a year or two ago, that things would be looking so good for you? It all starts off so innocently, doesn’t it? Without really meaning to, you find yourself at the top of the international heap. All the cool kids who used to lord it over you are suddenly at the bottom. Your prim moral certitude and sense of restraint turned out to be your ace. The conservative economic policies that made you seem so boring, so beige, so unerringly moderate, paid off. And then some.

Read the full article, “When did you get so smug, Canada? Not cool, man” in The Globe and Mail (Jan 15, 2010).

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