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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 02:01 PM
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How do I love Canada...Let me count the ways
Lower taxes (at the federal level) than the USA. Source: http://www.nationmaster.com/red/graph-T/eco_bud_rev_cap...

Pragmatic healthcare initiatives such as pablum and "sprinkles"
http://www.supplefer.com /

Heart (Ann Wilson & Nancy Wilson)

Pierre Trudeau

great flag

The Quiet Revolution / La Rvolution Tranquille
http://www.qesnrecit.qc.ca/socialsciences/cycles45/hist...

Canadian inventions including: the light bulb, duct tape, insulin, walkie talkies, roller skates, Superman, air-conditioned vehicles (irony?), acrylics, standard time (and daylight saving time), the paint-roller, the radio compass, snowmobiles, jet skis, improved zippers, and the handles on cardboard beer cases.

Maple syrup, maple sugar candies, maple-frosted Tim Horton's doughnuts

the assortment of great restaurants and green markets in Montreal



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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 02:04 PM
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1. What about the Canadian Beer?
:beer:
High octane brew my freinds.
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 02:09 PM
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4. I like Boreale Rousse and Unibroue's Blanche de Chambly
Molson has merged with Coor's which puts it onto the boycott list sadly. I liked Molson Golden as hot weather/picnic beer.
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yvr girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 02:08 PM
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2. I know I'm glad I'm Canadian
Health care, a better educational system (more equitable), paper ballots.

You forgot the Blackberry
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achtung_circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 02:09 PM
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3. My home and native land,
but I think Heart is from Seattle.
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 02:16 PM
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6. Born in California
but formed their band in Vancouver.
http://www.icebergradio.com/artist/2769/heart.html
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The White Tree Donating Member (630 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 02:41 PM
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7. Heart is from Seattle
But they started to take off first in Canada either with the song Dreamboat Annie or Dog and Butterfly which first became popular for them in the Montreal area (I think).

I beleive they went to Canada because Ann Wilsons boyfriend fled there to avoid something (Vietnam?) and Ann followed him there (He was the inspiration for the songs, Magic Man and If Looks Could Kill I think).

Most of this info was from the VH1 behind the scenes special.

Two of my Canadian loves: Holly Cole and poutine.
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 02:15 PM
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5. Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young
and Beautiful B.C., Yoho National Park, my cousins in Sask. and BC, the Maritime Provinces, the Northern Lights, friendly people in Toronto (all over Canada actually), the Saskatoon berries and raspberries on my Cousin's farm, Canadian Whiskey, canoeing on a still, deep lake, etc.

:-) I love Canada.
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 02:48 PM
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8. Don't forget the composteur.
Handy shape shifting device for making unmanageable back yard debris get their comeuppance as you create new "crop circle" formations around them!
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