Canadian Quotes

Canadian Quotes by Diego Klattenhoff, Michael Ignatieff, Maxime Bernier, Joey Votto, Paul Cellucci, Dan Levy and many others.

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People are amazed that I’m Canadian and I don’t have this crazy accent.
Diego Klattenhoff
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.
Michael Ignatieff
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.
Maxime Bernier
I didn’t know if it was possible, but I wanted to some day be the highest paid Canadian player.
Joey Votto
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and CSIS have provided extraordinary co-operation, as I mentioned earlier.
Paul Cellucci
As a Canadian, we are sort of inherently built with an unshakable humility that at times can work against you.
Dan Levy
Urban design as a discipline barely exists in most American and Canadian cities. In Singapore, there are innovative transportation strategies at work.
Moshe Safdie
The Canadian spirit is cautious, observant and critical where the American is assertive.
V. S. Pritchett
Even the draft dodgers are not pursued and hounded. They are here on our streets, most of them… unless they are breaking Canadian laws .. are getting American dollars from Ma and Pa at home to spend here.
Gordon Sinclair
I’m a first-generation Canadian.
Melanie Fiona
Canadian tours are big and difficult, because of the large spaces between cities.
Anne Murray
Through these ongoing activities and possibly in the future, a Canadian will go live and work on the International Space Station and we will continue to make Canadians proud of our achievements in space.
Marc Garneau
A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian. And you devalue the citizenship of every Canadian in this place and in this country when you break down and make it conditional for anyone.
Justin Trudeau
I’m this little Canadian Jewish girl, and I’m living my dream.
Emmanuelle Chriqui
Since the summer days of my Canadian childhood, I have loved to canoe across the dark mirror of northern lakes, paddling with an inside flick of the blade, leaving a trail of twisting whirlpools in my wake.
Rory MacLean
If a Canadian novel hasn’t been a box-office success, say, ‘The Republic of Love,’ then producers are reluctant to try again.
Kari Skogland
I’d always enjoyed acting at high school, and I was all lined up to do an honours degree course in biology at a Canadian university, and at the eleventh hour the drama teacher I had said, ‘You know, you’ll get a lot more girls if you go into acting,’ and that kinda sold it.
Matt Frewer
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.
Terry Glavin
Whenever you put on the Canadian jersey, it’s an honor and it would be a huge honor to represent us at the Olympics.
Joe Thornton
Many, including the Canadian and U.S. governments, try to provide family support while also maintaining a hard line about further fuelling terrorism and hostage-taking through ransom payments … Still, try telling that to a mother, or a father, or a husband or wife caught in the powerless agony of standing by.
Amanda Lindhout
For if the Germans do not help defend the West, American and Canadian troops must cross the seas to do the job, and I venture to believe that the troops – if not the statesmen – regard this as an interference at least in their own domestic affairs.
Arthur Hays Sulzberger
Around 2005, the Canadian army tapped me to do a dramatization for a series of foresight workshops they’d done. They had stacks of papers and needed it boiled down to something simple enough for a 4-star general to understand. We decided to do it as a story. That’s how I created ‘Crisis in Zefra.’
Karl Schroeder
We don’t tell Canadian stories enough.
Mena Massoud
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.
Lauren Ash
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.
Jagmeet Singh
Conservatives want to see every Canadian prosper.
Andrew Scheer
I always feel as though I’m not quite Canadian enough for everybody.
Claire Messud
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.
Michael Hayden
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.
John Delaney
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.
Neil Macdonald
For as long as we’re using fossil fuels at all, globally, Canadians should be using Canadian sources.
Elizabeth May
We have to put Canadian working families first. I’m going to do that, from trade to our own domestic economic response post-COVID.
Erin O’Toole
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.
Sean Lock
When I ran the anchor leg to a gold medal with my Canadian teammates Glenroy Gilbert, Bruny Surin, and Robert Esmie in the 4×100-metre relay at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, it was my responsibility to motivate the guys as unofficial captain and leader.
Donovan Bailey
Being Canadian is a great honor.
Alphonso Davies
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.
Billy Collins
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.
Emily Hampshire
I am the ultimate California girl, which is funny, being that I’m Canadian.
Pamela Anderson
I’m Canadian! My father’s Canadian.
Mia Goth
The Canadian run can be no different, at least in terms of actual running.
Dennis Banks
But Akshay Kumar is not even an Indian citizen. He holds a Canadian passport and Wikipedia describes him as an Indian-born Canadian actor.
Raj Thackeray
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.
Neil Macdonald
Burton Cummings joining the Guess Who in January 1966 changed my life forever. It’s been a rocky affiliation, no doubt. One journalist once described our relationship as the longest running soap opera in Canadian history. That may be a bit oversimplified.
Randy Bachman
I’m drawn to Canadian people for some reason.
Xavier Woods
Since taking office, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party have transformed the Temporary Foreign Worker Program – which was originally designed to bring in temporary workers on a limited basis when no Canadian could be found – into one that has brought in a large pool of vulnerable workers.
Justin Trudeau
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.
Patrick Kane
I am actually a huge supporter of the Canadian athletes, and they are all really nice people.
Ashton Eaton
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
The troops were occasionally occupied in pursuing scattered bands going north or south, and on three occasions the large camp of Sitting Bull ventured south of the Canadian border, and important expeditions were sent against them.
Nelson A. Miles
I’m an American citizen now, but I will always have Canadian pride.
Harland Williams
I would not be where I am now without the efforts of so many Canadian baseball people and the fans of Canadian baseball.
Joey Votto
I don’t care how any other Canadian team does, other than the Edmonton Oilers.
Connor McDavid
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
In Canadian comedy, you’ll almost never see guns. If you bring a gun into a scene, it’s like, ‘Whoa! Wow, how are we going to deal with that!’ Guns in an American comedy are a given. Violence in America is used in a much more cavalier way.
Scott Thompson
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
I want to be that guy who comes to mind when you think of Canadian basketball one day.
RJ Barrett
My upbringing in Canada made me the person I am. I will always be proud to be a Canadian.
Jim Carrey
Canada I don’t trust. The Canadian government hates me more than the Japanese.
Paul Watson
The beginning of Canadian cultural nationalism was not ‘Am I really that oppressed?’ but ‘Am I really that boring?’
Margaret Atwood
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.
Mark Fisher
It would be unthinkable in Canadian public life today for the public inauguration of our supreme political figures to be accompanied by prayer.
Stockwell Day
There’s hardly a single show that doesn’t have a Canadian on it.
James Tupper
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.
Joey Votto
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.
Emily Hampshire
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
My name is William Shatner, and I am Canadian!
William Shatner
When I was in school, all our history books were American, so we learned American history, not Canadian history.
Dave Foley
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.
PartyNextDoor
Being Canadian and from Winnipeg, I have the spirit of a dreamer because of the cold, and being in the basement thinking of possibilities of where else I can be in the world, in a good way!
Sarah Carter
I definitely see this team, the Canadian national team, definitely fighting for a spot in the 2022 World Cup.
Alphonso Davies
As a Canadian, I’ve always approached international history as an outsider, neither attacking nor defending key decisions – those were made by actors who are also major figures within national historical traditions for American and British scholars.
Margaret MacMillan
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.
Chris de Burgh
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.
Azim Premji
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.
Steven Crowder
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.
Andrew Scheer
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
I’m a regular Canadian girl. I enjoy staying home. In the summer I’ve got a garden. I’m very much a homebody, a normal, family-oriented girl. But I do have this other incredible side of my life that involves acting and traveling.
Elisha Cuthbert
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.
Kim Campbell
I think Canadian humor is a little less broad than American humor.
Scott Thompson
The plain Canadian fact is that relative to other Western democracies, the U.S. in particular, there isn’t much difference between our two main political parties.
Neil Macdonald
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.
Ryan Gosling
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
Royal Canadian Air Farce, and I was in three sketches there. And they wrote some really great stuff for me.
Trish Stratus
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.
Alan Greenspan
From our point of view having American, Canadian or British troops on a rotating basis in Poland and in the Baltics would be an enormous boon to our defence capabilities.
Andrzej Duda
I feel like a Mac store! I have a Canadian iPhone, an American iPhone and an iPad. I’m constantly downloading music to iTunes.
Jennifer Morrison
I’m happy being Canadian and I’m proud of where I come from. So I’ll keep my passport.
Autumn Phillips
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?
Claire Messud
I’m the rogue Canadian in my family – I just happened to be born here while my parents were studying here.
Eleanor Catton
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.
Lilly Singh
And, of course, the fact that Maurice Strong, a Canadian, was in charge made it important for us to pull up our socks and become leaders in this field. Now, here is a field we should be a leader in!
Brian Mulroney
The honour of carrying the Canadian flag… brings with it a sense of duty, privilege, and above all, great pride.
Tessa Virtue
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.
Simon Winchester
The attitude is different in the U.S. I feel like, in Canada, there is more of a sense of community and more of a sense of, ‘I’ll take the shirt off my back to help you because you’re my neighbour.’ There is not many of us, right? So each and every Canadian is very special.
Patrick Chan
I think my generation is defining themselves as Canadian artists.
Sarah Gadon
I’m American by birth, but I consider myself Canadian.
Sondra Radvanovsky
I wanted to further my education, so I went on to get a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and came back and served about ten years in the Canadian Navy as what we call a combat systems engineer.
Marc Garneau
When I started out, at the CBC in Toronto, there was so little work. It was a different world from what it is now. Now we’re blessed with so much production in so many Canadian cities.
Alan Thicke
The Northwest Passage is Canadian. People can’t just abuse it.
Justin Trudeau
We are very proud, wherever we are in the world, to tell you about Canadian values and what we think is the right thing for Canada to do. And when it comes to refugees, we very much believe in welcoming refugees to our country, and that includes Syrian refugees, and that includes Muslim refugees.
Chrystia Freeland
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.
Jon Feltheimer
I joined the Green Party because I believe it to be the most progressive party in Canadian politics and offering the most progressive policies and to be constantly working toward a more just and equitable society.
Annamie Paul
As for my country, I don’t live there, but obviously I’m very proud to be Canadian.
Mike Weir
A dapper Canadian in his mid-fifties, Rob McEwen bought the disparate collection of gold mining companies known as Goldcorp in 1989. A decade later, he’d unified those companies and was ready for expansion – a process he wanted to start by building a new refinery.
Peter Diamandis
Everybody knows I’m Canadian, and I’m proud of that. I’ll never deny that fact that I’m Canadian.
Bobby Roode
Everything about Canada makes me proud to be Canadian.
Jason Priestley
Secessionists, whether in Scotland, Catalonia, Quebec or anywhere else, invariably assume that a person must either be Scottish or British, Catalan or Spanish, Quebecois or Canadian. What about those who feel they are both?
Michael Ignatieff
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.
Christina Hendricks
I’m so proud to be Canadian. I’ve been to 58 countries, and they’re wonderful countries, but Canada is the best.
Paul Henderson
I am so proud to call myself Canadian! Thank you, Canada, for welcoming me with open arms!
Sondra Radvanovsky
The core of who I am is Canadian.
Alvin Leung
The seal hunt has made me ashamed to be a Canadian.
Paul Watson
I love being Canadian.
Finn Wolfhard
I have this weird musical thing I do: I play violin, and I even went on tour with Tim Robbins. We did a bunch of Canadian cities, and then went down to the States, and then we ended up in Japan.
David Alpay
I am of Irish, Italian, and French Canadian descent.
Joanna Going
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.
Paul Cellucci
As a Canadian, I feel like we all have a stake in the business here. And no matter how far you stray – and I’ve been down in L.A. for a long time – no matter how far you stray you have a stake in the state of the business… It really does matter and I’m always rooting for the entire country.
Will Sasso
Tell people you’re a Canadian or a Kiwi when you travel and they’ll adore you.
Daniel Gillies
The problem remains that the market is grossly distorted by Canadian unfair trade practices.
Mike Crapo
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.
Pierre Poilievre
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.
Alphonso Davies
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.
Erin O’Toole
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.
Elana Meyers
The Canadian government continues to say they will not help us if we go to war with Iraq. However, the prime minister of Canada said he’d like to help, but he’s pretty sure that last time he checked, Canada had no army.
Conan O’Brien
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.
Scott Thompson
The thing about Canada is, you’re not really considered a Canadian actor unless you do something with the CBC.
Lexa Doig
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.
Eileen Myles
The Canadian power line is going to industrialize Patagonia, and it is going to discount the one economic card the region has to play, which is the tourism.
Douglas Tompkins
If Quebecers want to keep the Canadian dollar, they’ll keep it – and nobody can stop that, end of debate.
Jacques Parizeau
We would much prefer to see ownership in the hands of the Maple Group, if only because we would much rather see Canadian ownership of our stock exchange. What we are first of all interested in is making sure that Montreal is able to preserve that niche or expertise.
Jean Charest
For a Canadian, natural resources were a good fit.
Peter Munk
It’s super cool to see how far Canadian basketball has come.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
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, Drake – massive, massive Canadian artists.
AJ Tracey
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.’
Eric McCormack
Well, I’m Canadian. True, north, strong, and free.
Barry Pepper
My first movie role was a supporting performance in a Canadian film called ‘Final Lady.’ It was a great opportunity for me at the time.
John Candy
Yes, I am Canadian, having sailed here from England on a Russian boat called the Alexander Pushkin when I was the ripe old age of 4.
David Hewlett
We have very close relationships with our Canadian customers.
Dennis Muilenburg
We have played a critical role in meeting the new safety standards. The Canadian space industry contributed new tools that make the inspection of the space shuttle possible.
Marc Garneau
I’m a Canadian citizen, but I do have a green card.
Sami Zayn
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.
Maxime Bernier
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.
Terry Fox
We import a lot of oil, particularly to eastern Canada, from Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Venezuela, a lot from the U.S. So if we’re looking at how do we phase out fossil fuels in the period in which we’re phasing them out, let’s only use Canadian.
Elizabeth May
Fortunately, the Canadian people in all their habits, are essentially a temperate people.
William Lyon Mackenzie King
Even though I’m very Westernized as an individual and very Canadian, I guess I’ve lost some of my Chinese culture.
Patrick Chan
President Donald Trump has made it very clear he wants to move Canadian jobs to the United States. There’s no reason why Justin Trudeau should be helping him.
Andrew Scheer
The rules of Canadian engagement say that if we encounter a celebrity, we have to pretend we’re not encountering a celebrity.
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
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.
Michael Buble
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’m very proud to be Canadian, but I would move to New York in a heartbeat.
Lexa Doig
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.
Erin O’Toole
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
Populated by the usual detritus of rabble.ca contributors, Canadian Peace Alliance retreads and Press TV dingbats, the Syria Solidarity Movement is unambiguously and unashamedly pro-Assad.
Terry Glavin
I just have to work on the apologetic side because I’m Canadian. We apologize for everything.
Amanda Crew
I’m a Canadian. I’ve always been a Canadian.
Michael Ignatieff
The first Nintendo game I ever got was ‘Clash at Demonhead.’ I got into anime and manga thanks to that Canadian classic, ‘Sailor Moon.’
Bryan Lee O’Malley
I like Ryan Gosling as an actor. I watch all of his movies, and he’s Canadian and I just like his swag. I read his interviews and I’m a big fan of his.
Drake
It’s really hard as a Canadian actor to make a footprint in the States, because of the visa stuff.
Shenae Grimes
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.
Scott Thompson
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.
Tobias Lutke
And on a Canadian set, everybody is equal. You get paid the same. You live together in barracks. You have a communal kitchen. You buy and cook your own food.
Sandra Oh
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.
Paul Cellucci
Why would I be embarrassed about being Canadian? I’m very proud. We’re just the nicest people. Everyone likes us.
Linda Evangelista
Every time I’m in Canada I feel more Swedish, and every time I’m in Sweden I feel more Canadian. I belong in both places and I love them both equally. It’s funny because the Swedes claim me as their Swedish pride and the Canadians call me their Canadian girl. I’ll take it all.
Malin Akerman
Our expanding Canadian operations are concrete evidence of General Motors confidence in Canada.
Charles E. Wilson
Everybody in Canada watches it, everybody in Canada talks about it. Obviously, the NHL is not going on, so when you have an Olympics, the entire focus is on the Canadian team.
Joe Thornton
I’m a Canadian. Outside Canada I carry the flag. Canadian nationalism isn’t as insidious as American nationalism, though. It’s good natured. It’s all about maple syrup, not war.
Feist
Every Canadian who wants to learn should have the opportunity to do so.
Paul Martin
My heroes in real life are definitely my mom for being true to herself, for having a foot in both worlds, for being so very polite – Canadian and also such a traditional Greek woman. I would sum it up this way: the life lesson she would say is be polite while you’re breaking the rules.
Nia Vardalos
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.
Robert Lepage
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.
Sarah Gadon
Canada should always open its doors to those who are oppressed or in cases of emergency. When Canada offered refuge to 50,000 boat people in Vietnam in the 1970s, I was particularly proud to be Canadian.
David Suzuki
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.
Charles Krauthammer
On my first trip to Havana, I was stopped by a woman who turned out to be a Canadian tour guide and who had mistaken me for a woman who had been part of one of her tour groups.
Laura van den Berg
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.
Michael McIntyre
You cannot name a Canadian prime minister who has done as many significant things as I did, because there are none.
Brian Mulroney
I went to a Canadian college for performing arts and then I auditioned for Canadian Idol. That honestly was my golden ticket.
Carly Rae Jepsen
Stop treating Muslims as if they’re some kind of foreign, alien entity rather than part of the fabric of Canadian society or American society or British society.
Mehdi Hasan
For ‘The Gift of Stones,’ I spent an afternoon chasing a flock of Canadian geese.
Jim Crace
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.
Doug McMillon
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.
Elliot Page
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.
Mac DeMarco
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.
Jillian Hervey
If you want to know what being Canadian is, it’s being part of the human race, allowing yourself to be vulnerable, which has been scared off, warded away, girded against.
Gord Downie
My goal with the Canadian border is the same goal I have for Japan and Korea.
Mike Johanns
I love Canada. I am from Canada. I will bash the Canadian government but never Canada.
Jason Priestley
Great Canadian comics are often outsiders and insiders at the same time. That’s a great perspective for a comedian.
David Steinberg
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.
Scott Moir
One of the fundamental responsibilities of any Canadian prime minister is to get our resources to market.
Justin Trudeau
The director is a Canadian, Jeff Stephenson, and any time I get a script that has any Canadian component, I’m always immediately much more interested.
Kathleen Robertson
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.
Amanda Foreman
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.
Miriam Toews
I may have made a mistake in renouncing my Canadian citizenship, which I have never ceased to promise to try to regain.
Conrad Black
I always remind myself that the world is bigger than Hollywood, because I need to. Being Canadian and from Winnipeg, I have the spirit of a dreamer because of the cold, and being in the basement thinking of possibilities of where else I can be in the world, in a good way!
Sarah Carter
I spent 18 years in a small Mennonite town in the middle of the Canadian prairies.
Miriam Toews
Canadian hockey fans… They boo me every time I go anywhere. Because I play for Team USA.
Brett Hull
I know it’s a cliche, but trust me on this. I once dated a Canadian. Canada = boring.
Alex Berenson
R. Murray Shcafer is a Canadian composer with a twist. Aside from writing incredibly ethereal music, he is also an acousitc ecologist, fighting for the sonic space on this planet to be beautiful – a rare and shamefully underrated cause.
Weyes Blood
My parents are proud to be Canadian, as I am. They had a lot to do with my success and sacrificed a lot over the years.
Daniel Nestor
I was a bit odd as a kid, because there were so little outlets for me. There was no theatre except for the odd community theatre and school shows. The only movie theatre was at the Canadian Forces Base nearby in Comox, so it either showed kiddie flicks for the families and restricted stuff for the men.
Kim Cattrall
My first jobs were all civil service. At 14, I worked for the Canadian National Railways. At 16, I worked for the Canadian Penitentiary Service.
Dan Aykroyd
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
My mother was Canadian, so you never knew what she was thinking.
Shirley MacLaine
Greenhouse gas production, water usage and environmental issues more broadly are being mitigated by Canadian technological advances more and more each year.
Erin O’Toole
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
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.
Jonathan Raban
I see social mobility and equality of opportunity as really successful Canadian values.
Chrystia Freeland
I travelled across Canada on the Canadian Pacific Railway when I was 18. I didnt realise how long the journey was – four days – and I didnt buy enough food. All I had was four slabs of Philadelphia cream cheese and some biscuits.
Hugh Dennis
I think it’s the Canadian spirit that encourages people to dream a little bit.
Chris de Burgh
When I won the belt, it was kind of a precedent… The only Canadian to have ever held it.
Owen Hart
I’m proud to be Canadian. But I identify as being a British mum.
Katherine Ryan
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.
Terry Fox
The trial of Ernst Zundel has gone down in Canadian history.
Ernst Zundel
Thank you for reminding Canada that I’m a disappointment to them. I like hockey, I love it, but I’m not an avid hockey – let’s face it, true Canadian – fan. I’ve always been more into snowboarding and skateboarding and sort of the alternative sports, I’m not crazy about hockey – but love it!
Dustin Milligan
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.
Erin O’Toole
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.
Roger Ebert
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.
Chris Claremont
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
I’d always felt like a Canadian living in the U.S.
Gerry Schwartz
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
Here’s the truth: Keystone XL won’t make America energy-independent. It will threaten our land and livelihoods to pump Canadian tar sands’ heavy crude through America and out to foreign countries, like China.
Tom Steyer
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.
Hugh Dennis
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
It’s a strange one – I’ve been away for 20 years now; I’ve been away longer than I lived in Canada, but for some reason I remain wholly Canadian.
Steve Nash
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.
Lee Corso
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.
Hannah Simone
I can’t live for more than four years outside of Canada. I’m Canadian, so ultimately that is my reference point.
Yann Martel
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’m always very proud when people ask me about being a Canadian.
David Furnish
On CBC Radio, the Canadian national radio, there’s a show called ‘WireTap.’ The host is Jonathan Goldstein. It’s amazing.
Phil Elverum
Tennis Canada nominated me a few years ago, and I did some research into it and realized it’s one of the biggest honours you can have as a Canadian. I’ve seen the list of the people, and it’s pretty special.
Daniel Nestor
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.
Alexi Zentner
And now for Return to Flight, I’m chief of robotics working in the astronaut office in Houston, as a Canadian.
Chris Hadfield
During one or two summers, as well as part-time during the school year, I worked for a small Canadian company which developed electrical instruments for military planes.
Walter Kohn
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
British and Canadian sci-fi strikes me as more forward-looking than its American counterpart, as evidenced by the success of Iain M. Banks, Charlie Stross, Robert Charles Wilson, and Cory Doctorow.
Nick Sagan
These are Canadian and United States intelligence and law enforcement offices who are working in teams and who are using good intelligence and good law enforcement to really stop the criminals and terrorists before they ever get to the border.
Paul Cellucci
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.
Tobias Lutke
I’ve been lucky to ride 10 different horses at the Olympics. I’d like to think that of all of them, Big Ben – who was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame – would still be competitive in the contemporary sport.
Ian Millar
I don’t read much about the Canadian Football League.
George Blanda
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.
Booker T
I’m Canadian, so I’m a big fan of the Canadian tuxedo – that’s what we call it. I wear it all the time.
Brad Goreski
It’s tough to be a designer. It is really tough to be a Canadian designer.
Jessica Mulroney
If you move to Canada, after a few years you call yourself Canadian. In Germany, it’s difficult to belong.
Sibel Kekilli
I know a lot about Canadian politics. I lived in Canadian bars for six years.
Michael Moriarty
People shouldn’t be forced to chose between paying for rent or paying for medication. They deserve a government ready to take on Big Pharma by implementing health coverage, starting by extending pharmacare coverage to every Canadian.
Jagmeet Singh
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.
Janet Napolitano
It seems to me psychologically I’m a Canadian.
Clark Blaise
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.
Caroline Quentin
I’m Jamaican, man. I’m Jamaican first. You gotta understand that’s where I’m from. That’s home. That you can never take away from me. I’m a Jamaican-born Canadian sprinter.
Donovan Bailey
Everybody’s doing well and everybody’s achieving their goals so it’s great to see Canadian basketball on the rise.
RJ Barrett
I planted trees for five years in the middle of nowhere, but a lot of Canadian college students do that for money. You go out in the forest for a summer and plant trees. You get, like, eight cents a tree, but it adds up.
Gavin McInnes
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
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.
Justin Trudeau
I’m really proud to represent both cultures, Canadian and Indian, and hopefully I’m making both countries proud as WWE champion.
Jinder Mahal
I was on a founding members of the Canadian theatre movement in the late 60’s till the mid 70’s and performed theatre from Halifax to Vancouver and all places in between.
Nick Mancuso
I’m Canadian. The only difference between dating American and Canadian guys is whether you’ll be watching football or hockey. I have no preference.
Serinda Swan
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.
Lynn Coady
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.
Ron Wyden
My retirement, back in 1976, began as a one-year boycott to challenge the media on that question. I refused to return until the media, and radio stations in particular, got a hold on identifiably Canadian songs.
Stompin’ Tom Connors
Actually, I was the seventh private explorer but the first Canadian ‘space clown.’ I never dreamed of going into space; I just dreamed of traveling. But I admit that space is an incredible destination and the absolute traveling experience.
Guy Laliberte
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.
Yannick Bisson
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.
Pierre Poilievre
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.
Maggie Hassan
On the way from Chicago, I spent the summer of 1947 in Ottawa, helping to build the first of a series of econometric models for the Canadian government.
Lawrence R. Klein
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.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
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.
Ted Nugent
So far, Vancouver is my favorite relocation city. It feels like home. Parts of it remind me of the east coast. It’s very clean. The food is great. And the people are lovely. Not that I didn’t love working in other glamorous locations like Downey, Detroit, Cleveland or Bulgaria… but, damn, it is fun to be Canadian.
Rachel Nichols
I am an English-speaking Canadian, but my entire family – Russian 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.
Michael Ignatieff
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
My dad and mom took us to Canada. I loved it – the cool clean air, the green mountains and the Canadian accents. That trip is one of my favorite childhood memories as a family.
Lorrie Morgan
The Canadian risings of the 1830s obliged the men in London to think much harder about settler self-government.
Linda Colley
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.
Bobby Roode
Everything about American politics makes me proud to be Canadian.
Neve Campbell
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.
Elizabeth May
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.
William Mougayar
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
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.
Ted Sarandos
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.
Margaret MacMillan
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.
Jeremy Podeswa
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.
Thomas S. Monson
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.
Alphonso Davies
I’m just saying to all the Canadian people: y’all got talent.
Ghostface Killah
Dad went to Canada to learn how to fly with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He took me on my first airplane ride, where I could have a hand on the stick.
Wally Schirra
I had done Shrek as a Canadian and I’m very proud to be Canadian, but I knew I could give more to it.
Mike Myers
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.
Bret Hart
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
Play for Canada? Why not? I have a Canadian passport.
Oscar Taveras
I played pretty darn competitive-level hockey. Then the good old knee injury. Obviously, it’s a blessing in disguise, but growing up Canadian, that’s our religion, that’s our football.
Taylor Kitsch
The thing about Canadian women is that they seem less likely to bring up that they’re Canadian. You here less about Canadian actresses than actors, I don’t know why.
Dustin Milligan
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.
Denis Villeneuve
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.
Paul Cellucci
So without that Canadian invention we were grounded. And so that was a really important and key part of the mission and Canadians should take real pride in it.
Chris Hadfield
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.
Marc Faber
I want to work with my friends because Canadian genre publishing is a really small pool.
Ed Greenwood
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.
William Lyon Mackenzie King
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
You can be an American or an Englishman or Canadian and be a Parisian. It’s a very admirable culture, and people want to identify with it.
Whit Stillman
I remember really bonding with the first generation kids, the Chinese Canadian kids, and in high school bonding with the Latin kids and the East Indian kids. It was very interesting because it made me open to lots of musical sounds.
Nelly Furtado
The Canadian franchises and Canada as a market for NHL hockey has always been a priority for us.
Gary Bettman
The Canadian audience is very critical, particularly of their own content.
Dan Levy
Canadian writers don’t live in gated mansions; you can just talk to them when you see them lining up at the Second Cup.
Russell Smith
I’m a Canadian who can’t vote, so far be it from me to speak for what Americans want. But, I am also a close observer of politics and media in this country, and the intersection of both – and how both intersect, and overlap with, each other.
Rachel Sklar
All I can say is I’m proud to be Canadian.
Patrick Chan
We’re so excited to skate in a Canadian market.
Tessa Virtue
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.
Ron Wyden