Lots of Cheering in Canada this Weekend
Four years after winning gold on home ice in Vancouver, the Canadians will get a chance to make it two in a row Sunday against Sweden after beating the United States 1-0 in the Olympic semifinals Friday at Bolshoy Ice Dome.
This time, though, it was made possible by a few players who weren’t around in 2010, namely Jamie Benn and Carey Price. Benn scored for Canada on a pretty pass from fellow newcomer Jay Bouwmeester, and Price — chosen by coach Mike Babcock to start over Vancouver golden goalie Roberto Luongo — had 31 saves to make it stand up.
Canada’s victory came a day after the women’s team staged an improbable late comeback to beat the United States for its fourth straight gold medal. Babcock and his players said that victory taught them that “you don’t give in.”
Of course the way Team Canada got to the gold-medal game was very different. It hasn’t trailed for even one second at these Olympics. (Source: CTV News)
Meanwhile, Liberals gathered in Montreal for a policy convention this weekend, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s opening speech Thursday evening took shots at the Harper government, saying Canadians are tired of the tactics of fear and division practised by the Conservatives.
Trudeau also aimed broadsides at the Quebec government of Pauline Marois and the NDP.
In a speech that was earlier broadcast by mistake on closed-circuit television to the media room as it was being rehearsed, Trudeau said Canadians should have trust in the diversity of Quebec despite the Quebec charter of values bill proposed by Marois’s government that would ban the wearing of conspicuous religious symbols in provincially funded jobs.
Trudeau praised the diversity he says he knows exists in Quebec, despite “the divisions that are being stoked in this province these days.”
He said he has no wish to join “Mr. Harper and Mr. Mulcair in a contest to see who can make Canadians angrier.” (Source: CBC News)
Événement du siècle : week-end libéral à Montréal. Shared on L’Expérience lol78