Category: Canuck Quotes

Canuck Quotes: Rick Hansen

Canuck Quotes: Rick Hansen

[ 0 ] October 1, 2014 |

For Rick, his Man in Motion World Tour, and even being named a Companion of the Order of Canada, weren’t/aren’t enough: “I honestly believe that my best work is in front, not behind me. I am driven by a deep passion and need to make a difference and leave this world a little better than […]

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Canuck Quotes: Justin Bieber

Canuck Quotes: Justin Bieber

[ 0 ] June 9, 2014 |

Perhaps in reference to his first movie, Bieber stated: “I’m telling you, people. Everyday we wake up is another blessing. Follow your dreams and don’t let anyone stop you. Never say never.” On visiting the Anne Frank House museum, Bieber (foolishly) wrote the following in the guest book: “Truly inspiring. Great girl – hope she […]

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Canuck Quotes: Jim Flaherty

Canuck Quotes: Jim Flaherty

[ 0 ] May 26, 2014 |

Less than a month before he died, in a speech announcing his resignation as Canada’s Finance Minister, in a quote that’s perhaps eerily ironic, Flaherty stated: “As many of you know, I faced a health issue over this past year. I have received much support and good wishes from Canadians across the country and for […]

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Canuck Quotes: Chip Wilson

Canuck Quotes: Chip Wilson

[ 0 ] September 26, 2013 |

Based on Lululemon’s revamped (scalable) Vision: “Mediocrity can be defined in many ways. To paint you a picture, mediocrity is doing an “okay job,” having a relationship that “works,” being just “a little” overweight, or having a job that “pays the bills.”” On Lululemon’s hiring practices: “So we started hiring runners who like yoga. They’re […]

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Canuck Quotes: Justin Trudeau

Canuck Quotes: Justin Trudeau

[ 4 ] April 16, 2013 |

Invoking his father’s iconic phrase, when the latter was about to invoke the War Measures Act some 40 years earlier, Justin was asked during a plane trip whether he felt he could beat incumbent Prime Minister Stephen Harper in the next federal election. Trudeau’s response: “Just watch me.” On education, and investing in Canadians, Justin […]

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Canuck Quotes: Elvis Stojko

Canuck Quotes: Elvis Stojko

[ 0 ] February 2, 2013 |

On one of his skating idols: “Always looked up to Brian and his skating. I loved his skating and what he had done for the sport. And the triple axel, that was the thing. And I wanted a triple axel.” “My mom was a dancer and my dad is a singer and I’ve always had […]

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Canuck Quotes: Conrad Black

Canuck Quotes: Conrad Black

[ 0 ] December 13, 2012 |

In the FULL COMMENT section of the National Post, in an article published three months before his release from prison in 2012, Black offered a number of interesting quotes on a number of subjects. Included in that piece, here are two interesting quotes: On the NHL: “As a sports fan generally, I’m a bit of […]

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Canuck Quotes: Ed Mirvish

Canuck Quotes: Ed Mirvish

Honest Ed lived life to its fullest, but was modest. Nor did he shy away from mortality; in fact, he said many things about that. Here are just two of them: “I would then like my body cremated and the ashes put in an hourglass.” “I would then like someone sitting on the throne to […]

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Canuck Quotes: Mike Myers

Canuck Quotes: Mike Myers

Where does one start with quotes from Canadian funnyman Mike Myers? How about with a quote from perhaps his most well-known creation, Austin Powers: “Are you kidding, baby? I put the “grrrr” in swinger, baby! Yeah!” What makes a guy like Myers sexy? Good looks? Is he sexy? Not so; at least not according to […]

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Canuck Quotes: RIM and the BlackBerry

Canuck Quotes: RIM and the BlackBerry

While we all know BlackBerry’s can’t speak—on their own — much has been said by RIM executives, RIM detractors, and BlackBerry users about this Smartphone manufacturer… Former co-CEO Mike Lazaridis once said about tablets: “Yes, a tablet is a cool concept, but can you put it in your pocket?” Need it be said that RIM […]

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