Stephen Harper has as much right to speak for Canada as any leader or any Canadian. Will he do a less-than-sterling job? Maybe. Will he say things I would regret? Ohhhhhh, yeah. Will he spend too much time promising change and not enough defending the root proposition that this is an easy country to like? Sadly, probably so. But folks: We seriously need to stop looking for federalism's white knight. We, or those of us who rather like federalism, need to carry the water all by ourselves. Each of us. Canada is an easy proposition to defend, if only you get into the habit.How do we forget this? Seriously, who doesn't love Canada?