Quotes of Canada

“ It is wonderful to feel the grandness of Canada in the raw, not because she is Canada but because she's something sublime that you were born into, some great rugged power that you are a part of. ”

- Emily Carr

“ I rise in support of a Canada in which liberties are safeguarded, rights are protected and the people of this land are treated as equals under the law. ”

- Paul Martin

“ Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well informed about the United States. ”

- John Bartlett Brebner

“ I don't even know what street Canada is on. ”

- Al Capone

“ There is a Canadian culture that is in some ways unique to Canada, but I don't think Canadian culture coincides neatly with borders. ”

- Stephen Harper

“ 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

“ as long as we have the courage and wisdom to make the tough choices, hold ourselves accountable for the results and steer clear of the deadly 'if only' scourge. ”

- Joe Klock

“ In recent years, China and Canada have had quite some discussions about human rights on the basis of mutual respect,... We affirm this constructive approach to human rights. ”

- Hu Jintao

“ We are part of an unprecedented coalition of nations that has come together to fight the threat of terrorism... Canada will be part of this coalition every step of the way. ”

- Jean Chretien

“ Each and every day I will assure you of one thing — I will dedicate myself to making Canada more united, stronger, more prosperous and a safer country. ”

- Stephen Harper

“ On the same day I was sworn in as Prime Minister of Canada, I announced the most sweeping reform ever undertaken in the structure of our federal government. ”

- Kim Campbell

“ Canada is the homeland of equality, justice and tolerance. ”

- Kim Campbell

“ The Lumina and the Monte Carlo are selling extremely well; they are made in Canada. ”

- David Smith

“ People are always ready to admit a man's ability after he gets there. ”

- Bob Edwards

“ I'm really happy we've had these close games, because Canada hasn't had these types of battles. ”

- Angela Ruggiero

“ What Canada has to do is to have a government connected to the priorities of the people of which it is elected to serve. Those priorities include ensuring medicare is sustainable, support for the military, and tax and justice systems that work. ”

- Peter MacKay

“ Canada is like an old cow. The West feeds it. Ontario and Quebec milk it. And you can well imagine what it's doing in the Maritimes. ”

- Tommy Douglas

“ If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia. ”

- Margaret Atwood

“ Our Canada is an inclusive country, built by English - and French - speaking Canadians, together with our Aboriginal peoples, who were here first, and the millions who have come since from every corner of the world. And still they come-1 million people a year make inquiries about coming to Canada. ”

- Kim Campbell

“ I think teenagers in the States grow up too fast. In Canada, kids are exposed to different things. Like school is very different; it's not nearly as social. Canadian teenagers see it as a much more serious place. ”

- Neve Campbell

“ Have you ever, on a cloudless night, looked down from a passing aircraft flying over Canada? Endless, glowing strings of cities, towns, and homesteads. Stretching on and on, one province to the next. With only the stars in the distance. ”

- Paul Martin

“ In Canada, women's rights are a vital part of our effort to build a society of real equality - not just for some, but for all Canadians. A society in which women no longer encounter discrimination nor are shut out from opportunities open to others. ”

- Paul Martin

“ The people of Canada have worked hard to build a country that opens its doors to include all, regardless of their differences; a country that respects all, regardless of their differences; a country that demands equality for all, regardless of their differences. ”

- Paul Martin

“ If the United States leads a multinational force into Iraq without United Nations backing, Canada should fight beside its neighbour. We've gone from being a middle power to a muddle power on this one. ”

- Peter MacKay

“ I am sure that in Canada the people appreciate this principle, and the general intelligence which prevails over that country is such that I am sure there is no danger of a reactionary policy ever finding a response in the hearts of any considerable number of our people. ”

- Alexander Mackenzie

“ Canada: A few acres of snow. ”

- Voltaire

“ Canada is a country so square that even the female impersonators are women. ”

- Richard Benner

“ Canada is a country whose main exports are hockey players and cold fronts. Our main imports are baseball players and acid rain. ”

- Pierre Elliott Trudeau

“ The one bonus of not lifting the ban on gays in the military is that the next time the government mandates a draft, we can all declare we are homosexual instead of running off to Canada. ”

- Lorne Bloch

“ Canada has never been a melting pot, more like a tossed salad. ”

- Arnold Edinborough
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