A few days ago was the nation’s 147th birthday and there’s no better way to enjoy it than being with friends and family. Be proud of being Canadian because there are so many people in the world who are not as fortunate as us. As Canadians, we have the Charter to protect us from any harassment or harm to our person’s. For example, this past week was World Pride and there are so many people in the world who are not able to express their affection freely; in some countries around the world they are not allowed to get married. I believe everyone should be allowed to love who they love. We do not mindfully choose who we love, but instead it just happens. Living in Canada we are able to express ourselves which I believe is so important. Doing this pageant, I am able to freely express my opinions of my platform and I am truly grateful to have this opportunity.