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Only in Canada, eh!

Updated on December 2, 2013
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Canada means many different things to many different people. A vast geographical area that runs parallel and right above it's neighbour to the South, The United States of America - it is often lost in the shadow of its powerful neighbour. She is often misunderstood by some as being a cold place where you don't want to be, a socialist country where the Government has too much control over the lives of its inhabitants, or a weak kneed peace keeping country. Of course most people know that these things are greatly exaggerated.

Also what most people will agree to is that Canadians, in general, have a great sense of humour and more often than not, they are able to laugh at themselves. One of my favourite things to watch is Rick Mercer - The Rick Mercer Report on CBC TV. Here is Canada explained to you:

Everything You Wanted to Know About Canada

Our Politics

Canada's two main political parties are Conservative and Liberal. Of course there are other parties like the New Democrat, the Quebecois and the Green Party - but for all intents and purposes the Conservative and Liberal parties are the ones who rule, depending on what day it is and what the circumstances are as well as the times.

Here is our current Prime Minister - Stephen Harper - better known as "Steve" by George Bush. In George's words "I'm proud to have allies like Steve who understand the stakes of the 21st century," : ))

Visiting 24 Sussex Drive

And then of course before Stephen Harper we had Jean Cretien as Prime Minister, and George Bush didn't call him anything, or maybe he did, but we wouldn't want to hear it!

Sorry, but I don't have any George Bush quotes about Jean Cretien - which is probably just as well!

The Man from Shawinigan

And where would we be without Hockey?

I couldn't Leave Don Cherry out!

Rick Mercer

And all of the ideas for this hub came about tonight just because someone posted a Rick Mercer video on my Facebook page - Rick in Algonquin Park tagging black bears. But that's for another time.

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    • craiglyn profile imageAUTHOR

      Lynda 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I'm neither a hockey or Don Cherry fan - but of course when people think of Canada they think of Canada so I decided to add that one at the end - it was not really my intention. I love the Rick Mercer videos though and I love the fact that he was able to get the two Prime Ministers to poke fun at themselves. Thanks for reading Mhatter.

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      I' glad you put the suit at the end. I would never have made it through this or any other hub. Too funny. Thank you

    • craiglyn profile imageAUTHOR

      Lynda 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      No you are right whonu. Canada is officially a bi-lingual country English/French - although many of us do not speak French. There is sometimes a misconception that we all speak French. I remember my first trip to Italy, we had some ladies on our tour from New York - and I was aghast when one lady commented to me that she was surprised I spoke such good English - LOL. Quebec is mainly French and also into parts of NewBrunswick. Quebec wanted to separate there for a good many years - the Party Quebecois is out of Quebec of course, but in later years this has changed quite a bit. For a while there you would go to Quebec (not necessarily Montreal) but Quebec City and further along, and no one would speak English to you but that also has pretty much changed, and Quebec City is a beautiful place to visit. We did have a disagreement with the U.S. on the Iraq war (under Cretien - therefore my jab at Bush and Cretien) but you know that - although we did go to Afghanistan. We are good neighbours for sure. Thanks as usual for visiting and commenting. : )

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      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      Craiglyn, am I wrong in believing that Canada is basically of two main nationalities..that from the french and that from the English settlers.There is a true camaraderie and mutual understanding among the provinces for the most part and I am always surprised as to how well the people get along with each other there. I am glad that Canada is our neighbor to the north and not other countries that may be opposed to the U.S. in political and economic matters. Thanks for sharing. whonu

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