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

Saturday, October 2, 2010

RMR - Region Against Region Rant September 28, 2010

Oh my gosh, it would appear that the Rick Mercer Report was a good one on September 28 and I missed it! His rants are usually pretty good and they do present very valid viewpoints.  This is an excellent rant based on Prime Minister Stephen Harper's comments on Canadian regions in follow-up to Cabinet Minister's John Baird's recent comments on the long gun registry vote.  Harper actually went on the news to "say the people of the regions of Canada will not stand for this".  This statement alone shows that Harper views Canada not as a nation united but as one made up of regions, something that has been quite apparent in much of his decision making.  He really is not working towards Canada as a nation and that is what is making him ineffective as a Prime Minister.  Here is Rick's rant on the regions statement.  Enjoy!




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