A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
Oddly, we have also had snow on this date. Years ago, when we got a horse and a pony for our kids from people who no longer wanted to be bothered with them, we were having a two-stall shed built for them. It snowed so hard for a while that the workers were grumbling that they couldn't see. They got it built, though, and it all took place on October 2! Memories from the past!