TORONTO—It was odd, the “sunny ways” thing. Not the phrase in and of itself. It has been around for a while. Sir Wilfrid Laurier apparently used it first, one hundred years or so ago. Said Laurier: “If it were in my power, I would try the sunny way of patriotism, asking … to be just and to be fair, asking to be generous to the minority, in order that we may have peace among all creeds and races.