.Just as Canada usurped our National Day of Memorial and turned it into Canada Day, so the pagan rituals of the Solstice - an orgy of spending , drinking and gluttony - are usurping the Christmas festival. There are those immigrants amongst us; particularly Jews and Muslims who would like to see the Observance completely abolished, and any reference to Christ removed from all public institutions, including schools. Rrudolph and Frosty are much more benign icons. Ironically, merchants who make their greatest profits by shamelessly exploiting the Birth of Christ, dare not mention this event for fear of offending. NO wonder Canada is known as a great place to which to migrate. Bring your Talmud, your Koran, your turbans and your Hijab. We don't mind. We are a tolerant people without a culture of our own. I am by no means a religious bigot, but I am ashamed to have been absorbed into a country without an identity, or without the guts to stand up for what we do believe - if anything!
By the way, Happy New Year, assuming it is not politically incorrect to say so..