Happy Canada Day!
Here some famous (and not so famous quotes about Canada (courtesy of Knights Canadian Info Collection)
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. - Former Saskatchewan premier Tommy Douglas
Canada is the greatest nation in this country. - Former Toronto mayor Allan Lamport
Down in Newfoundland, we can hardly sleep for wondering when St. Pierre and Miquelon are going to invade. –John Crosbie (on the state of Canada's military in 1983)
Gentlemen, we all must realize that neither side has any monopoly on sons of bitches.
C.D. Howe (in Washington to resolve a shipping dispute)
The fact is the statements are perfectly consistent, but more importantly, I don't have all the facts. - Prime Minister Paul Martin.
I've been called treacherous, stupid, venal, lazy ..and that's only by the Tories. - Peter McKay, former Tory leader.
Your majesty, I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and Madame Houde thanks you from her bottom too. - Montreal Mayor Camillien Houde (in 1939 to King George VI)
As always, Canada will now bury its war dead, just as the rest of the world, as always, will forget its sacrifice, just as it always forgets nearly everything Canada ever does. It seems that Canada's historic mission is to come to the selfless aid both of its friends and of complete strangers, and then, once the crisis is over, to be well and truly ignored. Canada is the perpetual wallflower that stands on the edge of the hall, waiting for someone to come and ask her for a dance.- Kevin Myers (The Daily Telegraph, London)
I guess Canada is a nice country. I've never thought much about it.- Anon. Cal-State student