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

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Two Contrasting Events in 2010

Two major events happened in Canada but with very different outcomes.  The Winter Olympics hosted in Vancouver, British Columbia brought fame and admiration world wide.  Canadians were impeccable hosts to the many visitors to this wonderful event.  For the first time, Canadians even showed a strong show of patriotism causing some International newspapers to comment on this uncharacteristic display.  The G20 Summit was held in Toronto, Ontario.  This event brought shame to Canada as Canadian rights and freedoms were eroded in a rash decision that for one weekend turned Toronto into a police state.  Rather than pride and patriotism some rebel Canadians displayed a very ugly side during the G20 Summit.  Two major and yet contrasting Canadian events in Canada in 2010...


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