| The Mo­ment Canada 150 went over with a bang

The (hes­i­tant) case for a year of self-con­grat­u­la­tion

Toronto Life - - Content -

By Cana­dian stan­dards, 2017 has been a pretty un-Cana­dian year, packed with all man­ner of pa­tri­otic chest-pound­ing that would nor­mally of­fend our self-ef­fac­ing sen­si­bil­i­ties: maple leaf– shaped ham­burg­ers, sesqui­cen­ten­nial Snapchat fil­ters and a ghastly cre­ation called the pou­tine dough­nut that Tim Hor­tons forced upon our Amer­i­can neigh­bours. It’s a bit much, but it makes sense. More than ever be­fore, the un­sta­ble world seems to be en­am­oured with our coun­try, our di­ver­sity and our prime min­is­ter’s socks—and we know it. So for­give our brief fit of nar­cis­sism, our child­ish ob­ses­sion with a giant rub­ber duck and our un­bri­dled cel­e­bra­tion of, well, us. Mod­esty can wait till 2018.

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