How to celebrate our 150th?

We could build a couple NHL arenas. Or we could lower the voting age, institute mandatory voting and reopen the Constitution.

Canada’s 150th birthday bash in 2017 could highlight the fun and symbolic — such as a nationwide hockey tournament and a cross-country canoe pageant — but could also involve serious policy changes, such as lowering the voting age to 16 or instituting mandatory voting, newly obtained public documents show…

Bureaucrats reckon 2017 could be an opportunity to reopen debate on Canadian federalism. ”This discussion has been held for boomers (in the ’80s and ’90s), but it’s not closed yet,” officials write. “By 2017, a whole new generation will have a whole new outlook.” Jeremy Diamond, director of the Historica Dominion Institute, expressed support for democratic reform initiatives. He said the 18-24 age range is ripe for increased political participation, and that Canada’s 150th could be an ideal time to restart the constitution debate.




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How to celebrate our 150th?

  1. Let’s not, and say we did.

  2. We could wear our vintage Nordique and Jets jerseys while we debate Meech Lake and Charlottetown Accords! And maybe this time after our talkative leader explains how to manipulate the provinces and public (~I just counted back and then rolled the dice~) we’ll catch him with the bag full of money!

    • I’ll drink from a stubby to that

      • That’s good. I have a garage full of stubby empties; just waiting until demand for them increases. (My gold plated pension plan).

  3. Why exactly is this arbitrary birthday a “good time” for these things? Why not right now? Or in 60 years? I understand why people get a little whimsical and nostalgic on their birthdays, espeically milestone birthdays, but governments should not.

  4. Instead of piffle like more hockey rinks, and absurdities like 16 year old voters, and a re-run of Meech Lake…..why not do something grand for a change?

    Free university and college education.  Just like elementary and secondary school.

    They must be fully accredited, and should all also have an online version where possible

    A celebration of our 150 years, and a grand kick-off to the Knowledge Age.

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