One of the advantages of being a Canadian is Canadians who know little or nothing about their own history are seldom criticized. It doesn’t matter whether Canadians can identify the Canadian who won the The Nobel Peace Prize in 1957 or the name of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s wife. It’s enough for them to know that George Washington was the first American president, and that Michelle Obama is the wife of US President Barack Obama. Anyone who expects to learn about Canadian history from the media is doomed to disappointment. This is especially true, this week, of the Ottawa Citizen because it has asked its experts the most important question occupying Canadians in 2013: “Would Abe Lincoln have made it in this generation?”
To: The Ottawa Citizen and All Canadians
Thank you for attending this mini history lesson; I hope you enjoyed it. However, if you still want to know how the Ottawa Citizen religion experts answered the question, “Would Abe Lincoln have made it in this generation?” go ahead. Your status as a Canadian citizen will not be in jeopardy.