Ever since I can remember I've heard the comment that there is "no difference" between Canadians and Americans. I respectfully beg to differ as there is a difference on so many levels! We have unique Canadian culture consisting of Canadianisms, a Canadian perspective on world events, Canadian cuisine as well as products and foods only available in Canada. This blog is dedicated to celebrating all things Canadian from "my perspective" as a Canadian. Please enjoy your visit and be sure to visit often.

Garden Gnome
Americans should never underestimate the constant pressure on Canada which the mere presence of the United States has produced. We're different people from you and we're different people because of you. Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is effected by every twitch and grunt. It should not therefore be expected that this kind of nation, this Canada, should project itself as a mirror image of the United States.
- Pierre Trudeau

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

It's Tax Time!

It's that time of year fellow Canadians. Yes you are right. It's tax time! We all know what that means. The inevitable is going to happen so there is no point fighting it. Simply get your 60% of income, assets and sanity and send them promptly to the Canada Revenue Agency. If you include a box of tidbits and a Timmy's double double with your offerings they might go easy on you. Remember the deadline is technically April 30 but who knows if that's written in stone. Note that the Rev Canada gives us 15 days longer to finally get our paperwork together than the US where the deadline is April 15. The Canadian deadline is likely to allow Canadians the wait time at their local Timmy's. In the meantime enjoy this little video clip on Canadian taxes courtesy of Rick Mercer.

Friday, March 20, 2009

This Hour Has 22 Minutes - Apology to America

I'm sorry but most Canadians do spend a good portion of their day apologizing. Canada is home to many comedians and even if they no longer live in Canada they don't hesitate to use that wonderful Canadian humour we are so proud of. Comedy shows are on Canadian television channels daily so there is no reason not to have a good chuckle. Here is a great video from This Hour Has 22 Minutes to give you a chuckle.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Merging the Canadian and US Dollar

For most intents and purposes the Canadian dollar reflects what happens in the US. Anyone who travels to or shops in the US is always concerned over that all important exchange rate. In fact if the exchange rate is too high the trip might even be cancelled and if you do go you certainly won't be spending much money. What a better way to get a few chuckles out the current economic situation than enjoying a video clip from Rick Mercer. If they actually do merge the dollars as suggested I would recommend the name tweenie. We already have a loonie and toonie so tweenie would fit quite nicely.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day