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, May 1, 2011

Tomorrow is Election Day

Well you would have to be a hermit to not know that tomorrow is election day in Canada.  Thanks to the forced election by the Liberals aka Ignatieff, Canada still trying to get the economy stimulated after a recession is being forced by the Liberals to pay between $300 and $400 million dollars for an election no one wanted and wasn't needed.  I have been very much biting my tongue on the whole issue despite the fact it should have been covered rather extensively here.  At the end of tomorrow Canadians can sit back, twist open a bottle of beer and rest easy that we have paid for a forced election while we worry about how to keep the hydro on, food on our tables and a roof over our head.  I'm calling dibbs to see exactly which politician becomes PM as to how long it takes before they break at least one of their election promises.  You know the Liberals with the no new taxes thing as an election promise last time around where all we do is watch taxes aka term du jour to avoid using the word tax even though it means they are still digging into our pockets.  Call me jaded but I've about had enough.  It will be interesting to see the outcome though and I do sincerely hope Canadians send Ignatieff their heart felt thanks while on their way to the local food bank!


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