I am a Canadian

John Diefenbaker, Prime Minister of Canada, in 1960, while referring to the Canadian Bill of Rights:

“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I think wrong, and free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.”

I was only one year old at the time. Of course, each generation has to keep fighting for its rights and freedoms and ensure the rights of those who cannot.

It’s a great country – Happy Canada Day!

8 Responses to “I am a Canadian”

  1. Kristina Schneider

    Greetings from Montreal and Happy Canada Day to you too Harold!

    This is a fantastic country with a wonderful history of freedom of speech. Lets fight to keep it that way!

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  2. Scott Sindelar

    Too bad you lost one of the most important freedoms, the freedom and right to protect yourself and your loved ones. The misguided and misinformed in the US keep trying to take away our rights as well. Fortunately our Supreme Court just ruled that our constitution does give the individual the right to keep and bear arms. Happy Canada Day; may you soon regain your freedoms.

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  3. Harold

    Never had it, never lost it, don’t miss it, Scott. Like most Commonwealth countries, Canada is based on “peace, order and good government”. It may sound boring, but it works for most of us. I bore arms for my country for 25 years – more than enough for me.

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  4. DANIEL MASSE

    HOW MANY VINYL COPIES OF “I AM CANADIAN” WERE ISSUED FOR JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER ?

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  5. dave wettlaufer

    I come across this article and have an update for everybody “I am Canadian” slogan is now owned by the Americans. Who would think Eh!

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