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 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day


4 comments:

  1. And a Happy Saint Paddy's Day to you too. I love the concept of this blog! I was born in Canada, but moved to the US as a youngster. People frequently ask me about things that are uniquely Canadian, like food and traditions. I remember a few because my mother kept our nationality alive in our home, but what a great way to rediscover those that I may have forgotten about with time. One my mother used to talk about a lot was the Mother's Allowance. Do they still do that?

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  2. Thanks Jennifer! It's nice to hear your mother kept being Canadian alive. I think that is very important.

    Yes there is still Mother's Allowance although everyone calls it "baby bonus". Officially it is called Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB). It was introduce in It begins the month the baby is born and ends the month the child turns 18. Parents receive payments each month issued on the 20th.

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  3. Thanks Canucklehead! Watch for the Canadian blogroll on the sidebar later today. I'll add your blog.

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