Tie that binds the nation (Editorial)

The pitch for a new national holiday
By John Hobel
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/11/2003

We had one of those defining Canadian moments in January.

No, it wasn’t about hockey or the other national past-time, arguing about health care. For a brief moment when nature aligned itself just so, every corner of the nation was hit with the same cold front. And it sat there for more than a week, a big, blue, unmovable blob covering the weather channel’s map of Canada.

Sudbury minus 20. Ouch. New Brunswick minus 40. That hurts. Charlottetown minus 60. Okay, I can only hope the weather channel mixed up the wind chill calculation on that.