By Sarah Boon from Watershed Moments.
In the days following the U.S. election, two former Canadian ambassadors to the U.S. had some advice for Canadians worried about the future of Canada-U.S. relations.
“Calm down,” they said. “Change the channel and watch some hockey.”
This paternalistic statement not only played on the worn cultural stereotype that all Canadians like hockey, but it suggested that a ‘head in the sand,’ ‘everything will be fine’ mentality was a good way to deal with Trump.
In truth, Canadians have every reason to worry.