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To all the Canadians bitching about our focus on America’s election:

When you give me a politician to really rally behind, when Canada becomes the kind of global superpower that America is, then I will get excited about our elections. Then, I will give the race between to candidates my full attention.

Because right now I just appreciate that Elections Canada exists; that our electoral process is fairly simple and easy to understand; that I have the right to vote and exercise it at every chance I get; that I had an incredible education that helped me to become an informed adult able to shape my own political ideals and opinions. And I’m not alone in these privileges.

So when election time rolls around here, don’t worry: I’ll be involved and opinionated. But for now, let me watch - along with many other people in many other countries - to see how America’s decisions will change the world today and for the next four years.

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Currently trending on Twitter (in Canada)…we’re clearly a TV-watching nation:
Mulan - airing on CBC (on the west coast - it ended here at 7pm, EST)
Marley & Me - airing on W, almost non-stop all weekend. Ok, it was only on 5 or 6 times in the last 2 days, but it felt non-stop 
Chad Kroeger - Nickelback just played the halftime show at this year’s Grey Cup (Bombers vs. Lions), where Jann Arden sang the national anthem

Currently trending on Twitter (in Canada)…we’re clearly a TV-watching nation:

Mulan - airing on CBC (on the west coast - it ended here at 7pm, EST)

Marley & Me - airing on W, almost non-stop all weekend. Ok, it was only on 5 or 6 times in the last 2 days, but it felt non-stop 

Chad Kroeger - Nickelback just played the halftime show at this year’s Grey Cup (Bombers vs. Lions), where Jann Arden sang the national anthem

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William in a cowboy hat, rolled up sleeves and jeans reminds me of all those years I had a crush on him as a young teenager, pre-hair loss (his, not mine as it’s still luscious). He looked HOT at the Calgary Stampede yesterday. (Clearly going to high school in Calgary has factored into my version of what I find a attractive on/in a man - who knew!?)

The two lovebirds Western’d up and seemed to enjoy themselves tremendously at the event. I didn’t get to see William’s speech but reading quotes here and there this morning made me tear up a little. I’m SUCH A SOFTIE!

"In 1939, my great grandmother, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, said of her first Tour of Canada with her husband, King George VI: ‘Canada made us.’ Catherine and I now know very well what she meant."

I know people complain about the cost of a royal visit etc. etc., but I hope they’ll all shush for a moment and think about how wonderful it is to show off our country to someone who’s never experienced it before (Catherine in this case) - as well as show the world these two people in love and enjoying what our nation is.

I will now get off my patriotic soapbox (it’s covered in pics of maple leafs and poutine) and leave you with William’s final conclusion:

"Canada has far surpassed all that we were promised. Our promise to Canada is that we shall return."

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