Tuesday, May 11, 2010

National Bird for Canada

TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010


"Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly may alight upon you."

- Nathaniel Hawthorne


There is a debate right now regarding the choice of a national bird for Canada. Actually, I'm surprised that we don't already have one. Nevertheless, I have decided to weigh into the debate. I think our national bird should be the loon. The loon is hauntingly beautiful and it suits the character of this country. It already appears on our one dollar coin. Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has suggested the red-tailed hawk, a bird of prey. The national bird of Canada should not be a predator. The loon is my choice.


How about those Habs? There is joy in Montreal. Les Canadiens have taken Sid the Kid and his Pittsburgh Penguins to a seventh game. These Stanley Cup finals are the most interesting and exciting in years.

My Blue Jays lost to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway last night. The Jays haven't beaten the Red Sox yet this year. That has got to change.

- Joanne