When Barack Obama addressed Parliament two days ago, he recalled what the other Prime Minister Trudeau said about building a country:
A country, after all, is not something you build as the pharaohs built the pyramids, and leave standing there to defy eternity. A country is something that is built every day out of certain basic shared values.
In 1867, Canada seemed like an impossible dream. In 1995, we almost lost it. But the country has endured.
May it continue to endure. And may we continue to build it.