Top 252 Canadian Quotes

Here we have the best Canadian Quotes from famous authors such as Alexi Zentner, Margaret Atwood, Neil Macdonald, Dan Levy, Conrad Black. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

There is no simple answer for what it means to be Canad
There is no simple answer for what it means to be Canadian. There are a thousand answers that come together. But part of that is that there is a national mythology.

The beginning of Canadian cultural nationalism was not ‘Am I really that oppressed?’ but ‘Am I really that boring?’

No dog means no disgusting surprises on carpets – thank goodness for those irrigating vacuums they sell at Canadian Tire – no hefty vet bills, no destruction of everything from eyeglasses to baseboards to legs of furniture, and no responsibility.

The Canadian audience is very critical, particularly of their own content.

I may have made a mistake in renouncing my Canadian citizenship, which I have never ceased to promise to try to regain.

There’s no big budget Canadian movie. Whatever movies are big budget in Canada come from the States. Or also have States financing. Everything’s pretty small.

While at Oxford in 1999, I met Jonathan Fortier, who is a Montreal-born Canadian. Despite the challenges of a transatlantic relationship, we remained keen on each other and eventually married in 2002.

Anne Fortier
At the end of the day, what would be a Canadian sensibility? Is it Michael Ondaatje? Alice Munro? Is Margaret Atwood more Canadian than Neil Bissoondath?

I’m a really proud, happy Canadian. I think we’ve got it figured out in our country. For example, gay marriage has just been legalized in all of the U.S. and it’s like, ‘Wow, hashtag lovewins,’ but that’s not necessarily a leap forward compared to what we’ve already experienced in Canada years ago.

Everybody wants all of our businesses to have no restrictions in any country, but even in Canada, in order to distribute home entertainment, you need to follow the Canadian rules, and it’s just about as hard to do business there as it is in China.

I was editing Canadian Literature. I didn’t want to let Canadian Literature go, so they reached a nice compromise by which I received half a professor‘s salary.

George Woodcock
Many came to the USFL after being cut by NFL teams or failing to even make a roster, some were Canadian league players who wanted to make a step up, and every one of them wanted to prove he was good enough to make the NFL.

Conservatives want to see every Canadian prosper.

I do dead Canadians. If he’s dead and he’s Canadian and he’s famous, I’ll be playing him at some point.

Colm Feore
We associate the North Atlantic with cod. The motto of Newfoundland used to be ‘In cod we trust.’ It was a joke, but it was essentially true. But there is no cod anymore. And that’s extraordinary. It’s all because of either greed or politics – Canadian politics.

As a religion, bilingualism is the god that failed. It has led to no fairness, produced no unity, and cost Canadian taxpayers untold millions.

If funding for DHS is delayed, it will have a grave effect on Washington‘s economy as commerce grinds to a halt along the Canadian border.

Horror fans are a particular breed. They analyze films with such detail and expertise that I am reminded of the Canadian literary critic Northrup Frye, who approached literature with similar archetypal analysis.

I can’t live for more than four years outside of Canada. I’m Canadian, so ultimately that is my reference point.

The fact that the Liberals killed Energy East – a pipeline that would have brought Western Canadian energy to the Maritimes – that is a lost opportunity.

I was born in Israel, to Canadian parents. My father immigrated in 1948, part of a wave of young men and women who came as pioneers, to fight for a Jewish homeland. Their motive was in large part a reaction to the Holocaust, and their slogan was ‘Never Again.’

I am of Irish, Italian, and French Canadian descent.

I’m really proud to represent both cultures, Canadian and Indian, and hopefully I’m making both countries proud as WWE champion.

I would never want to deny my Mennonite background and culture; I’ll always feel like and be identified as a Mennonite and therefore possess that little extra authority on our beliefs. I also see myself as a Canadian writer.

The thing about Canada is, you’re not really considered a Canadian actor unless you do something with the CBC.

Lexa Doig
The honour of carrying the Canadian flag… brings with it a sense of duty, privilege, and above all, great pride.

It seems to be the modern Canadian approach to Indigenous people: rather than deny their problems or accuse them of creating them through their own laziness, which was how my parents’ generation dealt with the question, we now smother them with humid apologies and abnegation, but not actual compensation.

My wife’s from Canada, and we’re Canadian citizens.

While people might talk about the divisions in this country, what I’ve seen is that across this country, we share so much in common, we share so many values, we want to take care of one another – that’s what it means to be Canadian.

And now for Return to Flight, I’m chief of robotics working in the astronaut office in Houston, as a Canadian.

My goal with the Canadian border is the same goal I have for Japan and Korea.

Nonetheless, to the extent that terrorists have come into our country or suspected or known terrorists have entered our country across a border, it’s been across the Canadian border. There are real issues there.

Greenhouse gas production, water usage and environmental issues more broadly are being mitigated by Canadian technological advances more and more each year.

Everybody knows I’m Canadian, and I’m proud of that. I’ll never deny that fact that I’m Canadian.

American artists, Americans in general, don’t take the U.K. rap scene too seriously, yeah, but thing is though, they wasn’t taking Canadian artists that seriously either. And now we have Bieber, The Weeknd, Tory Lanez, Drakemassive, massive Canadian artists.

The problem remains that the market is grossly distorted by Canadian unfair trade practices.

Mike Crapo
Why would I be embarrassed about being Canadian? I’m very proud. We’re just the nicest people. Everyone likes us.

The first concert that my parents took me to was in this canyon in Saudi Arabia called Buttermilk Canyon. You sleep under the stars in the desert, and ex-pats – German, Swiss, Canadian, American – would play classical music that filled the whole canyon.

Talent is obviously very important, but it’s also about how you approach the work and, you know, maybe this is a Canadian thing, but it’s good to be nice.

I love Canada, and I dated someone who was Canadian a few years ago, and she brought me into a deeper understanding of the greatness of the culture.

It is well known that I am pro-life… but I would not seek to impose my views on the Canadian people.

A Canadian comedian once told me that when you first go out there to imagine that you’re actually just going back out for the encore, that all the clapping is because they’ve already seen you do your thing and they want to see more. You can train your mind to do anything.

As for my country, I don’t live there, but obviously I’m very proud to be Canadian.

Mike Weir
But Canada remains a crucial partner in this global war on terrorism, and we are grateful for that. Canadian naval vessels, aircraft and military personnel continue anti-terrorist operations in the Persian Gulf.

In the 19th century, we didn’t much like the loud annexationist voices south of the border or American support for Sinn Fein adventurers who thought, by seizing the Canadian colonies, they could force Britain out of Ireland.

From the outset of the war, the Canadian people have clearly shown that it is their desire to help in every way to make Canada’s war effort as effective as possible.

I love Canada. I am from Canada. I will bash the Canadian government but never Canada.

Here’s the truth: Keystone XL won’t make America energy-independent. It will threaten our land and livelihoods to pump Canadian tar sandsheavy crude through America and out to foreign countries, like China.

I write with a Uni-Ball Onyx Micropoint on nine-by-seven bound notebooks made by a Canadian company called Blueline. After I do a few drafts, I type up the poem on a Macintosh G3 and then send it out the door.

I do a variety of weight-lifting, elliptical glider, stretching exercises, push-ups. And I do the Canadian Air Force exercises almost every day.

I am an English-speaking Canadian, but my entire familyRussian exiles and the Canadians they married – is buried in Quebec, and if Quebec were to separate, I would feel I had been cut in two.

Winning five titles in a year is amazing, and I’m happy I was part of that, and I’m happy that I was able to lift those trophies and carry the Canadian flag with pride. I think that everything that came with 2020 was special to me.

For whatever reason, I encounter Canadian whiskey at hunting camps way more often than I do in restaurants, bars, or homes. Could be the lower price. Could be the mellow character, which lends itself to long hours of fireside sipping. Or it could just be tradition.

Well, I’m Canadian. True, north, strong, and free.

Barry Pepper
Growing up in a Canadian household that was more British than Big Ben, I dreamed of flying to England myself and visiting the places my family never tired of talking about. I always woke up before the plane landed.

Alan Bradley
More customers for Canadian oil means that Canadian producers can charge more for their oil, which then means that American businesses and consumers will pay more for oil.

Some of the Junior Boys’ textures may be borrowed from synthpop but, formally, their songs would be impossible without twenty years of the rave discontinuum. And where synthpop was self-consciously European, the Junior Boys have pioneered an electronic Pop that speaks in a Canadian accent.

I really like the resurgence of the ’90s vibe, and you can’t go wrong with a Canadian Tuxedo. I never think it’s bad to layer denim, whether it’s colors or shapes.

I don’t have a moral plan, I’m a Canadian.

My first book didn’t even have a Canadian publisher. And that upset me, because I so wanted a readership up there.

Canadian hockey fans… They boo me every time I go anywhere. Because I play for Team USA.

Yes, I see the Mobile Base System really is the shoulder of the arm. The arm is right there, like a human arm. It’s really funny to look at the similarities between a human arm and the Canadian robotics arm.

I love being Canadian.

Let’s hope the Canadian public sector starts putting the blockchain on their agenda so we can see a significant difference in how government services are delivered.

I didnt travel properly until the year before university when I went backpacking around the US, circling around from New York up to Boston, then travelling on the Canadian Pacific Railway to Montreal and going down the west coast of America.

Governments allocate enormous resources for social programs. And it is true that for many years we have had one of the best social service systems in the world. Yet we are still incapable of meeting the needs of tens of thousands of Canadian families.

If a Canadian novel hasn’t been a box-office success, say, ‘The Republic of Love,’ then producers are reluctant to try again.

Even though I’m very Westernized as an individual and very Canadian, I guess I’ve lost some of my Chinese culture.

I took my Canadian perspective over to Ireland and dug around, and I found a very interesting story and brought it back.

Whenever you put on the Canadian jersey, it’s an honor and it would be a huge honor to represent us at the Olympics.

I grew up in Winnipeg, in the Canadian midwest, the fifth child. It was a great household to grow up in – I was loved to sweet death.

Len Cariou
To map the Governor General’s Award is to map both the past and the future of Canadian literature, and to be nominated for my first book is wonderful.

But the key thing was that I knew of no other contrast between Wolverine as we understood him and Logan than you see in his behavior as a roughneck Canadian versus classical samurai society. That’s the dichotomy in his soul.

There’s room for everybody. It’s like crabs in the bucket – no pun intended, shout-out to k-os – but there’s a lot of room for different types of Canadian music, cadences and influences.

We were also fortunate enough to engage in our service a Canadian Frenchmen, who had been with the Chayenne Indians on the Black mountains, and last summer descended thence by the Little Missouri.

Meriwether Lewis
During the tour of ‘Circulations,’ we spent a lot of time in Canadian Chinatowns. I was fascinated by the idea that you can cross the road and enter this dream world, this vision of China.

Expanding traditional energy sources like large-scale hydropower does not mean just accepting what Northern Pass has put on the table, and no one should accept Northern Pass’s assertion that the only way for New England to access Canadian hydropower is to trade away the majestic beauty of the White Mountains.

I know a lot about Canadian politics. I lived in Canadian bars for six years.

I’m a Canadian. I’ve always been a Canadian.

I don’t think Canada is very inexpensive anymore. I travel there all the time; it’s rather on the expensive side. I think there’s significant risk to the Canadian economy.

I played a lot of leaders, autocratic sorts; perhaps it was my Canadian accent.

I went to a Canadian college for performing arts and then I auditioned for Canadian Idol. That honestly was my golden ticket.

I’m Canadian, and I’m here on a green card, so I feel like what would scare me most is that I would be deported.

Populated by the usual detritus of contributors, Canadian Peace Alliance retreads and Press TV dingbats, the Syria Solidarity Movement is unambiguously and unashamedly pro-Assad.

Democrats inhabit the low shores of Puget Sound, mostly on its eastern side, in a ragged trail of port-cities that stretches from Bellingham, close to the Canadian border, through Everett, Seattle, and Tacoma, to Olympia, the state capital, at the southern end of the sound.

I love Canadians. I think we make an impact around the world just when people meet us, and whenever I meet another Canadian, I see it as well.

For a Canadian, natural resources were a good fit.

Peter Munk
I’ve been trying to pinpoint what keeps drawing me back to the Gulf of Mexico, because I’m Canadian, and I can draw no ancestral ties.

It’s a challenge, but every single German or Canadian I want to beat, I still have to love them. That means competing the way God wants me to compete and helping my opponents if they have a need.

It would be unthinkable in Canadian public life today for the public inauguration of our supreme political figures to be accompanied by prayer.

I wasn’t raised inside of Canadian baseball really.

Given this voice, I know it does sound like I’ve come from money. But my dad was Canadian and my mum Hungarian, so it’s not like I have some high-society, upper-class English background.

There might have been a thousand people who had a better athletic feat than what I did. So for me, just the fact that they gave Canadian Athlete of the Year – and also, I was voted third in the Male Athlete of the Year – the fact that some people did consider what I did an athletic feat, that really makes me feel good.

It’s super cool to see how far Canadian basketball has come.

Ironically, the Canadian naval vessels, aircraft and personnel in the Persian Gulf I mentioned earlier who are fighting terrorism will provide more support indirectly to this war in Iraq than most of the 46 countries that are fully supporting our efforts there.

The process to generate energy using the Canadian tar sands is particularly dirty, producing one of the most noxious fossil fuels on the planet and leaving a devastated landscape in its wake.

Our government is focused on creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity and on creating the right conditions for Canadian businesses.

Jakaya Kikwete
Once upon a time Americans didn’t want to listen to Canadian rap and now Drake’s the biggest rapper in the world.

Mum was a brilliant classical pianist. She was Canadian and studied music at McGill University. She took me to ballet when I was a little girl, and those are some of my happiest memories.

Canadians still spend so much time discussing what it means to be Canadian.

Dave Foley
As the winter set in with its customary Canadian severity the real trouble of the French began. They did not suffer from the cold, but they were dying of scurvy.

Harry Johnston
I think the Canadian Football League is a great league, but it’s not the NFL, and I’m not Jerry Rice.

Darren Flutie
However, if we examine the Canadian scene closely enough, we can see signs of this physical and spiritual rot settling into a number of our Canadian urban centres with a troubling spill-over into many of our more rural areas.

My home is Montreal. I will stay in Montreal and continue to make movies in Montreal. But it’s also very healthy for Canadian filmmakers to work outside the country. You learn so much.

Fortunately, the Canadian people in all their habits, are essentially a temperate people.

Science is the most durable and nondivisive way of thinking about the human circumstance. It transcends cultural, national, and political boundaries. You don’t have American science versus Canadian science versus Japanese science.

People will come up to me at live events or wherever and have me sign Canadian flags or the old ‘Team Canada’ shirt and have me talk about those days back in ‘Team Canada,’ so it’s a moment that I’m proud of.

Great Canadian comics are often outsiders and insiders at the same time. That’s a great perspective for a comedian.

I think the Canadian sense of humor is dryer than America’s and juicier than Britain’s. I think it’s a cross between the two of them, really.

In 1983, all of us had U.S. passports, but because there was so much tension between America and the U.S.S.R., we were announced as a Canadian group.

Paul Horn
I have very strong Canadian connections. My daughter was born there a year and half ago. But because of the nature of my job, I need to be in countries where I can get the stories that I am looking at.

If I can inspire at least one per cent to live what I lived being a part of the Canadian Olympic team then I’m very happy with that.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and CSIS have provided extraordinary co-operation, as I mentioned earlier.

Canadian comedians are generally more well-rounded… They have to do a lot more. In order to have a career in this country, you have to do everything. And in the States you can narrow-cast, you can be just a sitcom performer or a stand-up comedian or a sketch performer.

Under this scientific and moral pressure, the Canadian government conceded publicly that the use of these weapons in Vietnam was, in their view, a contravention of the Geneva Protocol.

It is time for free nations to stop ignoring or even normalizing tyranny. Not only is it the right thing to do – but it’s also the only way to stand up for our national security and the safety of the Canadian people.

But Akshay Kumar is not even an Indian citizen. He holds a Canadian passport and Wikipedia describes him as an Indian-born Canadian actor.

You can be of any ethnic background or faith and be a Canadian if you share fundamental Canadian values, learn about our history and culture, and integrate in our society.

Regardless of where life has taken me, I’m always excited to come back to Canada. I will forever be a proud Canadian. In fact, a lot of my success comes from the fact that I come from a diverse place, and that translates into my comedy. I will always be Team Canada.

My great hope would be that Quebec would realize itself fully as a distinct part of Canada, and stay Canadian, bringing to Canada a part of its richness.

Gabrielle Roy
I was obsessed with the Canadian novel ‘Anne of Green Gables’. I decided I was Anne of Green Gables. There was something that spoke to me about her, and I wanted to have her beautiful red hair.

When ‘Rookie Blue‘ began, I was so proud to be a Canadian on a Canadian show that was getting fans in America. I’m so used to working on American projects with Americans, it was a big deal for me to be on a show that showcases our talent… our ‘peeps.’

I am actually a huge supporter of the Canadian athletes, and they are all really nice people.

I’m an American citizen now, but I will always have Canadian pride.

Canadian tours are big and difficult, because of the large spaces between cities.

It makes me proud not just to be a Canadian writer but to be a Canadian, to live in a country where we treat our writers like movie stars.

As a Canadian, we are sort of inherently built with an unshakable humility that at times can work against you.

I jumped at the chance to be a part of Stroke Recovery Canada. I want to help March of Dimes Canada in its efforts to support stroke recovery and improve the quality of life of all Canadian stroke survivors.

I don’t read much about the Canadian Football League.

I can’t think of this country without Quebec. Je parle francais. And when I think about being a Canadian, speaking French is part of it.

The Canadian run can be no different, at least in terms of actual running.

Dennis Banks
If there’s a pro-Canadian, or someone who’s a real proud Canadian, I am. Nobody in Canada would want a united Canada more than me.

I don’t know about you, but I lie awake nights worrying about Canadian uranium. I know these people. I grew up there. You have no idea what they’re capable of doing. If Sidney Crosby hadn’t scored that goal to win the Olympic gold medal, there’s no telling what might have ensued.

I am a candid interview and I have a dark and dry sense of humor – a very Canadian sense of humor and I am only learning now stupidly that you can’t read tongue. When I say something funny in a newspaper and I meant it to be funny, it doesn’t read that way.

You have to put more of a well-rounded company together to make it in Canada, and I hope the Canadian market is going to be known for these well-performing, solid companies that people can rely on.

We’re one of the largest employers in Canada for animation executives, and there is – I think something on the magnitude of $140 million a year be important to the Canadian economy producing animation for Netflix.

The journey has been long, fleeing a war, living in a refugee camp, coming to Canada is what we were dreaming as a family to get here. Now that we’re here I’m excited that I’m a Canadian citizen.

I came out of a Canadian high school where the hardest people were throwing was in the 70-mph range – 70-75 mph, maybe. I found that getting to pro ball was overwhelming.

I subconsciously mimic whomever I’m talking to, so I’ve been mistaken for a Canadian, a South American, and somebody from the West Country.

It seems to me psychologically I’m a Canadian.

Clark Blaise
Canadian writers don’t live in gated mansions; you can just talk to them when you see them lining up at the Second Cup.

For me, it’s all about the Canadian tuxedo, and maybe a bolero. The province I grew up in in Alberta is pretty much the denim capital of Canada. The first premier of Alberta started Grand Western Garment, which Levi‘s bought later on.

For ‘The Gift of Stones,’ I spent an afternoon chasing a flock of Canadian geese.

I’m not afraid of the Canadian tuxedo.

To be complex does not mean to be fragmented. This is the paradox and the genius of our Canadian civilization.

Adrienne Clarkson
I’m this little Canadian Jewish girl, and I’m living my dream.

I’d always felt like a Canadian living in the U.S.

Gerry Schwartz
You’re always told in Canadian movies to make it look like the U.S. and people buy into the idea that that’s the only way it’ll work.

From a Canadian partisan perspective, the more we can upgrade bitumen in Canada, the more we can create jobs in value added, in tax revenues for all Canadians.

N Murray Edwards
I feel like Canadian movies should be as good or better than the competition because of the talent we have here.

Kevin Zegers
Ah, the intractable Canadian problem: Winter and finery are basically incompatible.

If Quebecers want to keep the Canadian dollar, they’ll keep it – and nobody can stop that, end of debate.

Jacques Parizeau
My parents and I – I’m an only child – are not particularly religious, but I was christened and raised in that vague and characteristically Canadian form of Protestantism known as the United Church.

Murdoch Mysteries‘ is in good company with a few other Canadian shows that have experienced huge international popularity. The show, in my opinion, is unapologetically Canadian, and the format is transferable across borders, languages and cultures and is currently available around the world.

My upbringing in Canada made me the person I am. I will always be proud to be a Canadian.

Often, my liberal Canadian brethren will claim that ‘Canada doesn’t get involved in foreign affairs or wars overseas. We turn the other cheek.’ No. Canada doesn’t have the military might to exercise any option other than to remain uninvolved. They aren’t turning the other cheek. They’re pulling a Sweden.

The Canadian circle in L.A. is really close. There’s a magnet effect where we all just huddle together somehow. It’s one big Canadian family, really.

Devon Bostick
Every Canadian who wants to learn should have the opportunity to do so.

If the knowledge of the cost of the carbon tax in itself would cause injury to the Canadian economy, then that cost must be even worse than we have imagined.

I am so proud to call myself Canadian! Thank you, Canada, for welcoming me with open arms!

As a kid I decided that a Canadian accent doesn’t sound tough. I thought guys should sound like Marlon Brando. So now I have a phony accent that I can’t shake, so it’s not phony anymore.

The Indian community in Canada has integrated much better than the Indian community in United States. They’ve become really Canadian at the same time as keeping all their Indian characters and customs and social groups.

One of the fundamental responsibilities of any Canadian prime minister is to get our resources to market.

I feel like Canadian movies should be as good or better than the competition because of the talent we have here. Someone like Ryan Gosling shouldn’t have to come back here because it’s a Canadian movie. He should want to come back because some of the best movies are being made here.

Kevin Zegers
Play for Canada? Why not? I have a Canadian passport.

Oscar Taveras
If you like Harry Hill, you’d really like Tony Law. He’s a Canadian comic who’s done a few appearances on ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ and ‘8 out of 10 Cats.’ Nobody else could do his stand-up; it’s very idiosyncratic, very daft, very silly, but really well structured.

My maternal grandmother, Penelope, was a very big figure in my life. She was a child of the Raj, born in India, a debutante who hobnobbed with royals, then married a Canadian, Bill Aitken, who became MP for Bury St Edmunds.

Jack Davenport
If you tell Canadians that you want to interview them for a critical piece on the Canadian healthcare system, they’ll put on their best trophy-wife smile for the camera and list its many accolades. Catch them on a day with their guard down in need of actual care, however, and the truth comes out.

If you believe in free markets, I don’t want to make any compromise with my principles and I think that’s the right policy for Canadians and for Canadian consumers.

The Canadian franchises and Canada as a market for NHL hockey has always been a priority for us.

I’m Canadian! My father’s Canadian.

I can tell you that the Canadian intelligence and law enforcement agencies have been providing outstanding co-operation with our intelligence and law enforcement agencies as we work together to track down terrorists here in North America and put them out of commission.

For as long as we’re using fossil fuels at all, globally, Canadians should be using Canadian sources.

Royal Canadian Air Farce, and I was in three sketches there. And they wrote some really great stuff for me.

Trish Stratus
I want to be that guy who comes to mind when you think of Canadian basketball one day.

It’s tough to be a designer. It is really tough to be a Canadian designer.

Jessica Mulroney
If you want to save a species, simply decide to eat it. Then it will be managed – like chickens, like turkeys, like deer, like Canadian geese.

I’m extremely patriotic. I’ll always be Canadian.

I’m Canadian, and so American politics aren’t really in my wheelhouse.

I’m drawn to Canadian people for some reason.

The only way to get gay issues off the front pages of Canadian newspapers is to grant gay and lesbian people our full civil equality and leave it alone.

I have done a lot of sci-fi, not out of choice, necessarily. It’s just that I’m Canadian, and it’s more cost-efficient to film sci-fi up here.

Christina Cox
I definitely see this team, the Canadian national team, definitely fighting for a spot in the 2022 World Cup.

Urban design as a discipline barely exists in most American and Canadian cities. In Singapore, there are innovative transportation strategies at work.

My food is Louisiana, New Orleans-based, well-seasoned, rustic. I think it’s pretty unique because of my background being influenced by my mom, Portuguese and French Canadian. There’s a lot going on there.

There’s hardly a single show that doesn’t have a Canadian on it.

A person that wants to come to our country must share our Canadian values.

For people like me, who have got their flags and wars mixed up, I think it should be pointed out that there may have been only one War of 1812, but there are four distinct versions of it – the American, the British, the Canadian, and the Native American.

Like every Canadian, I have been taught that one of the most important functions of art is to supply and elaborate the myths and narratives of nationhood.

I feel like I am very welcome at TIFF and I think it’s because I’m Canadian and I’ve been there a bunch of times.

Many years ago, it was my opportunity to serve as president of the Canadian Mission. There we had a branch with very limited priesthood. We always had a missionary presiding over the branch. I received a strong impression that we needed to have a member of the branch preside there.

The Keystone XL project has built strong safety measures into its design with the newest technology. Additionally, 80 percent of the new Canadian oil sands are being developed ‘in situ,’ meaning, it has a similar carbon footprint and emissions as conventional oil wells.

Sick leave should be used to cover the costs of paying people who work in the public service who are sick, and that we can deliver that to our public servants while making it affordable for Canadian taxpayers.

Tell people you’re a Canadian or a Kiwi when you travel and they’ll adore you.

Daniel Gillies
I’ve got a room full of gold and platinum records, a lot of them are Canadian, and I’ve got a very soft spot for that country.

The trial of Ernst Zundel has gone down in Canadian history.

Ernst Zundel
Becoming the first Canadian male to win a Major Championship, especially being the Masters, was a dream come true.

Mike Weir
I feel like a Mac store! I have a Canadian iPhone, an American iPhone and an iPad. I’m constantly downloading music to iTunes.

I think there’s a certain objectivity that comes from being Canadian. You’re partly British and partly American; you have a good bird‘s-eye view of both countries. So much of the comedy that comes out of Canada is impersonation – it’s less ‘look at me’ than it is ‘look at me playing other people.’

I always feel as though I’m not quite Canadian enough for everybody.

I’ve learned what it truly means to be Canadian and in turn I’ve been inspired to make a difference in the world, however small it’s been.

Clara Hughes
A lot of the players that I play with who are Canadian, they call me Patty. Before then, I never heard it. I didn’t mind Patty.

I have a fond appreciation for the Canadian culture and the Canadian food scene in general.

Well, being a Canadian, I love SCTV, and I think it’s the basis for all good North American comedy, so I compare everything to that.

Melissa Auf der Maur
A lot of the best technologists live and work in Canada, and every once in a while, they are aggregated by a Canadian company, and then suddenly, they’re not anymore. But the people are still here – they’re just working for American companies to the benefit of American bottom lines.

On CBC Radio, the Canadian national radio, there’s a show called ‘WireTap.’ The host is Jonathan Goldstein. It’s amazing.

I generally mark my ball with a quarter, but sometimes I’ll use a Canadian one-dollar coin. I have a bunch from when I played on the Canadian Tour. I’m not superstitious.

If you move to Canada, after a few years you call yourself Canadian. In Germany, it’s difficult to belong.

I’d ice-skated before, because I’m Canadian and that’s what you do as a kid, but I’d never, ever been on quad skates.

I would not be where I am now without the efforts of so many Canadian baseball people and the fans of Canadian baseball.

There’s been so many rivals, most of them Canadian guys like Rick Martel, Christian and Chris Benoit. Those guys were all ultimate professionals, every one of them.

Purchasing items made in the U.S. for our stores here or Canadian goods for our stores in Canada makes good business sense because it allows us to ensure greater customer relevance and reduce delivery times.

Whether we make it a condition or just through persuasion or just through popular support, whatever it takes, we really do need to shift through a system of voting where the way the Canadian public votes is the way the Canadian Parliament is formed after the election.

In my own private-sector work, I have become intrigued with RIWI, a Canadian based company that surveys random respondents on the Web to measure attitudes in otherwise hard-to-reach places.

If I can raise more money for charities, or get more Canadian kids to play golf, the green jacket will mean even more.

Mike Weir
I’m a Canadian citizen. But I always want to feel at home in Sri Lanka. I’m a member of both countries.

Michael Ondaatje
I’m very proud to be Canadian, but I would move to New York in a heartbeat.

Lexa Doig
Canada I don’t trust. The Canadian government hates me more than the Japanese.

The typical journalist‘s typical lead for the typical Canadian story nowadays is along this line: that Canadians are hard at work trying to gain a reputation as a nation of rapid social change.

My mum was a children‘s librarian, so I spent a lot of time in the library. My reading life, because of my mum’s work, was evenly split between American, Canadian, Australian and British authors.

Canada Day comes and goes modestly every year. Sure, there are retail sales promotions and a long weekend. But there isn’t bluster or commodity in Canadian celebration. Canada isn’t big on bunting. Or jet flyovers, fireworks, marching bands or military pomp.

When you go back and look at American history, it’s not terribly different from Canadian history. If you weren’t self-reliant on the prairie, you wouldn’t survive.

The core of who I am is Canadian.

When I was a child I liked watching shows about bounty hunters and Canadian Mounties. I liked the ‘Lone Ranger,’ I liked shows where the guy saved the girl from the villain. I just liked those kinds of things and I wanted to be a guy like that, you know, that would save the damsel in distress.

We need to move towards a truly just and equitable society by… making sure that every Canadian – whether they’re living in long-term care or they’re working part-time or they’re students or they’re Black or they’re Indigenous – whatever their circumstances, can live in dignity and security.

Everything about Canada makes me proud to be Canadian.

I’m a Canadian citizen, but I do have a green card.

It’s really hard as a Canadian actor to make a footprint in the States, because of the visa stuff.

Shenae Grimes
There’s a number of other things where people can advocate for their positions, from a faith point of view on right to life and a whole range of things, that don’t involve removing the rights of another Canadian.

I had done Shrek as a Canadian and I’m very proud to be Canadian, but I knew I could give more to it.

When I won the belt, it was kind of a precedent… The only Canadian to have ever held it.

As far back as 2008, the Canadian Forces brass was explicit: drones with ‘all-weather precision strike capabilities‘ were a ‘requirement‘ for Canada’s overseas operations.

On every album I’ve put out, I’ve put diverse Canadian songs on it. They’re not provincial album; my albums are national albums. There’ll be a song about Saskatchewan and Vancouver and Nova Scotia on there.

Stompin’ Tom Connors
Anytime I meet people who got to make the deliberate choice, whose parents chose Canada, I’m jealous. Because I think being able to choose it, rather than being Canadian by default, is an amazing statement of attachment to Canada.

I see social mobility and equality of opportunity as really successful Canadian values.

Like all Canadians, I was deeply frustrated by the decision of U.S. President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum. Conservatives are the party of free trade, and numerous Conservative MPs, including our leader Andrew Scheer, have travelled to the United States to help make the case for Canada.

The Canadian economy relies on foreign trade. Nearly three-quarters of Canada’s exports go south.

I’m American by birth, but I consider myself Canadian.

The Canadian spirit is cautious, observant and critical where the American is assertive.

V S Pritchett
The 325-foot Seagram Tower is the most southerly and closest to the Canadian falls and also affords the best view of the churning upper rapids of the Niagara river.

Joan Lingard
I remember trying to explain the class system to a Canadian friend when we started at RADA. The funniest thing was when I told her what bonfire night is all about. It’s quite dark when you start breaking it down.

I am the ultimate California girl, which is funny, being that I’m Canadian.

I know it’s a cliche, but trust me on this. I once dated a Canadian. Canada = boring.

My half-suppressed Canadian years, my whole childhood and youth, rose like a corpse from the bottom of the sea to confront me.

Ross MacDonald
I don’t know that endorsement‘s important, so I’m not necessarily here to endorse, but what I will say is, if I was a Canadian resident, I would support my friend and his party, Justin Trudeau.

I’m proud to be Canadian. But I identify as being a British mum.

Right now, there are a limited number of customers for Canadian oil. Due to simple geography – and without the pipeline – it’s really only cost effective for Canadian oil producers to sell their oil to North American customers, mostly American Midwesterners.

All I can say is I’m proud to be Canadian.

Remotely operated aircraft have been on the Canadian Forces’ wish list since the 1990s. Trials of a variety of drone prototypes began at the Canadian Forces Experimentation Centre in 2002.

I think it’s the Canadian spirit that encourages people to dream a little bit.

I want to work with my friends because Canadian genre publishing is a really small pool.

Ed Greenwood