I just finished listening to Obama address the United States Congress and the nation on health care reform and all I'm thinking is why can't he be Canadian. Why do American's get all the charismatic reform minded politicians. The last Canadian leader that was at par with Kennedy/Obama was Pierre Trudeau and that was 60 years ago. And while US undergoes reform, the likes of which I have never seen, Canada is moving to the right under Stephen Harper who despite having a minority government behaves as if his party has a majority and refuses to abide by the orders of the Supreme Court of Canada for the repatriation of Omar Khadr, the last westerner in Guantanamo Bay. I keep hoping that this is all a nightmare, and that it will all be over when I wake up.
For those of you who missed the speech I've posted it below: