Happy Canada Day! .. eh?

Some thirty years ago, British journalist Dimon Hoggart wrote “The problem is that Canada is not so much a nation, more an act of faith. Three and a half thousand miles long, ninety per cent of its population lives within one hundred miles of the U.S. border, a clothes line of a country linking Newfoundland fishermen, Quebec factory workers, Ukrainian farmers, and Scottish loggers by a daily demographic miracle.” Canadian journalist Richard Gwyn has said that “If Canadians have any claim to international distinction, it is because, dull and introverted and all the rest of it though we may be, we have as a people a national gift for tolerance and an acquired skill at compromise.” More recently, The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart said “I’ve been to Canada, and I’ve always gotten the impression that I could take the country over in about two days.”
Meanwhile, we love it!

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