Canadians are gathered this long weekend to celebrate Thanksgiving.
We have much to be thankful for as Canadians, including the beauty of the land and the freedom and peace we enjoy. The accident of birth which placed me in this country is one of my many blessings.
On a recent visit to Greenwich National Park, we saw nature
in the early throws of its autumn beauty.
The red maple leaf, featured prominently on our national flag,
was evident up through the canopy of trees and on the ground.
It was a truly Canadian scene and an emotional moment.
Happy Thanksgiving, my fellow Canadians. We are well and truly blessed.