Canada Quotes

I grew up on the edge of a national park in Canada – timberwolves, creeks, snow drifts. I really did have to walk home six miles through the snow, like your grandparents used to complain.

National unity, if it is to mean anything in the deeply personal sense must be founded on confidence in one’s own individual identity; out of this can grow respect for that of others and a willingness to share ideas, attitudes, and assumptions. A vigorous policy of multiculturalism will create this initial confidence. It can form […]

There are few policies potentially more disastrous for Canada than to tell all Canadians that they must be alike. There is no such thing as a model or ideal Canadian. What could be more absurd than the concept of an “all-Canadian” boy or girl? A society which emphasizes uniformity is one which creates intolerance and […]

The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation.

There are a lot of bleeding hearts around who just don’t like to see people with helmets and guns. All I can say is go and bleed… It is more important to keep law and order in society than to be worried about weak-kneed people… Society must take every means at its disposal to defend […]

The romantic life of each colony also has a special flavour – Australian rhyme is a poetry of the horse; Canadian, of the canoe.

Until I came to Canada I never knew ‘snow’ was a four letter word.

If the general attitude of Canadians toward their mighty neighbor to the south could be distilled into a single phrase, that phrase would probably be “Oh, shut up.” The Americans talked too much, mainly about themselves. Their torrid love affair with their own history and legend exceeded – painfully – the quasi-British Canadian idea of […]

Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity.

Very little is known about the War of 1812 because the Americans lost it.