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Friendly Day

The Editor,


I have an idea for a new national holiday. It would be one where, once a year, all Canadians would be ‘friendly’ to all other Canadians. What a concept!


We would engage our neighbours, even the ones who we think are crazy; we would walk down the street and say “hi” to everyone we encounter. We would go to the store and greet everyone with a smile and a wave.


Wow, just thinking about it makes me feel proud to live in a country that is friendly once a year. What do you think? Is it time?


Richard Jackman

Ottawa, ON