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Only in Canada, eh!
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
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!
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.