Canada has always been America's slow, less attractive, super progressive cousin.
So progressive that it now wants to cancel itself.
Usually overshadowed by the 4th of July, Canada Day is celebrated on the 1st of July to mark the anniversary of Canadian confederation, which occurred on July 1, 1867.
Or at least it SHOULD be celebrated. But not this year.
This year there have been many calls to cancel Canada Day entirely.
Cities and communities all over the country have already canceled their festivities. Areas in Ontario, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, and even parts of the overlooked Yukon won't be celebrating Canada Day this year.
Fun Canadian fact: The Yukon is the smallest and most western territory in Canada. The territories are typically forgotten by most everyday Canadians and most of us will never visit anyway. The Yukon is right next to Alaska, which is part of America and I don't get why. It's right there, it's literally attached to Canada. Ugh. Whatever, that's not the point.
The movement and hashtag #CancelCanadaDay comes after recent discoveries of almost 1,000 unmarked graves around the country at former residential schools.
The media has been reporting that these mass graves allegedly contain the remains of children who attended these schools.
Now, these unmarked burial sites were discovered using ground-penetrating radar and are still being investigated. Although the Canadian government is pouring tens of millions of dollars into assisting Indigenous communities in locating and memorializing children who died at residential schools, some Canadians want an independent investigation.
It's been a rough couple of months for Canada with these tragic discoveries but many Canadians are waiting on more facts while others are being consumed by self-hatred.
Canceling Canada Day is just another target in the overall cancel culture trend.
While most of us had absolutely nothing to do with residential schools or any of the horrors those kids may have experienced, it seems as though we all need to take the fall for it.
We cannot celebrate our country because of something that once happened– it's about white guilt and erasing our history. Canadians are being bullied by the woke mob. We have come to tearing down our statues, renaming and erasing places and names, and now finally canceling Canada Day itself.
We are being told we have to punish ourselves and to not celebrate all the good our country has to offer.
Meanwhile, our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has remained on his high horse. No one has mentioned that it was his father, PM Pierre Trudeau, who was in power during the times these residential schools were being operated.
Does that mean Justin Trudeau should cancel himself too?
It only seems fair.