Jonathon Gatehouse profiled Richelle Sandra Marie Bonnie Shiner, Canada’s first baby of 2015. He writes about all the advantages of being born in her new country.
“It can be difficult to get beyond our ingrained pessimism and collective obsession with crises and disasters, but, as the new year gets under way, it seems appropriate to take stock and acknowledge that things, right here, right now, are pretty damn good,” writes Gatehouse. “Daunting challenges such as climate change still loom. But we are capable of confronting them. Economically prosperous, highly educated, blessed with resources, safe and secure—Canadians have it all.”
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