Quotes of the Day for 1 July 2008 – Canada Day
I grew up on American soil, but looking north from home I was looking at Canada whenever the weather permitted. I listened to Canadian radio for so many years that the first time I voted I was looking for candidates from the NDP or SoCred parties. Today is the anniversary of the first British North America Act, which took effect on this day in 1867. I think I'll sit back on the Chesterfield and lift a virtual Molson's to the land of hockey, the beaver, and the Maple Leaf.
It is wonderful to feel the grandness of Canada in the raw, not because she is Canada but because she's something sublime that you were born into, some great rugged power that you are a part of.
- Emily Carr, 1871 - 1945
Canadians have an abiding interest in surprising those Americans who have historically made little effort to learn about their neighbour to the North.
- Peter Jennings, 1938 - 2005
Australia and Canada were settled by adventurers, they had to break new ground. I think that is indelibly etched on our cultural spirit.
- Tom Cochrane
Canada is a country whose main exports are hockey players and cold fronts. Our main imports are baseball players and acid rain.
- Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 1919 - 2000
Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well informed about the United States.
- J. Bartlet Brebner
Canada has never been a melting-pot; more like a tossed salad.
- Arnold Edinborough
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