Category: Canuck Quotes

Canuck Quotes: Bill Clinton

Canuck Quotes: Bill Clinton

[ 0 ] September 12, 2011 |

In a world darkened by ethnic conflicts that tear nations apart, Canada stands as a model of how people of different cultures can live and work together in peace, prosperity, and mutual respect. Address to Canadian House of Commons, 1995: Canada has shown the world how to balance freedom with compassion and tradition with innovation, […]

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Canuck Quotes: Canada Day

Canuck Quotes: Canada Day

Queen Elizabeth II Canada Day, 1990: “I particularly recall another July 1st in Canada’s Centennial Year, here on Parliament Hill. I said then, and I repeat it today, that ‘Canada is a country that has been blessed beyond most countries in the world.’ It is a country worth working for….I am not just a fair […]

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Canuck Quotes: Al Arsenault

Canuck Quotes: Al Arsenault

[ 0 ] March 6, 2011 |

“There is a time for talk and a time for action.” “Over the last twenty-two years as a street policeman, I have come to realize the acute deficiencies of Karate as a defensive art, or more practically, as a controlling art; as my chosen vocation demands. For myself, Chin Na was like a snap-on tool, […]

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Canuck Quotes: Margaret Atwood

Canuck Quotes: Margaret Atwood

[ 0 ] March 5, 2011 |

“Writers were dead and English, or else extremely elderly and American; they were not sixteen years old and Canadian.” “I don’t think biographies of living people should be written. I am not dead yet. Oddly enough, you can’t stop anyone from writing a biography of you.” “For a while there, you were made to feel […]

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Canuck Quotes: Peter Gzowski

Canuck Quotes: Peter Gzowski

“I’m still not sure what pulled me into the career I chose, even though, now, I can’t imagine having done anything else. Mostly, I think I wanted to be a writer, or at least to try for a while.”

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Canuck Quotes: Gordon Sinclair

Canuck Quotes: Gordon Sinclair

[ 0 ] February 25, 2011 |

“Gordon Sinclair’s death ends one of the longest and most remarkable careers in Canadian Journalism. His wit, irreverence, bluntness and off-beat views have been part of the media landscape for so long that many Canadians had come to believe he would always be there.” Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau

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Canuck Quotes: Peter Gzowski

Canuck Quotes: Peter Gzowski

“I’m still not sure what pulled me into the career I chose, even though, now, I can’t imagine having done anything else. Mostly, I think I wanted to be a writer, or at least to try for a while.”

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Canuck Quotes: Ashleigh Banfield

Canuck Quotes: Ashleigh Banfield

[ 0 ] February 6, 2011 |

“I grew up in Canada. I used to think America was too introspective, that somehow it was a bad thing that Americans couldn’t rattle off the name of my prime minister. But September 11 has made things different. It’s true – ask many Americans about history, and they’ll fluently recite Revolutionary War tales and Civil […]

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Canuck Quotes: True North Strong & Plaid

Canuck Quotes: True North Strong & Plaid

[ 1 ] January 15, 2011 |

(April 2002) Gayle Macdonald of The Globe & Mail approached the Canadiana Connection for opinions on why plaid has had such an enduring appeal to Canadians. We contacted our list of subscribers, and many replied. (Read the Globe and Mail article) Deborah Knight, one of our readers, and expatriate Canadian, was quoted extensively. Here are […]

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Canuck Quotes: The Canadian Flag

Canuck Quotes: The Canadian Flag

[ 0 ] January 14, 2011 |

. . all the rules the ordinary flag owner need pay attention to are few and simple. For him is just one flag that can properly be flown; that is the Union Jack. The Red Ensign, called the Canadian Flag, with the Canadian Coat of Arms in the field is proper only afloat. . . […]

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