A laid-back coutnry to the north of the United States. Our healthcare is free, no matter your income. If you need an operation, you get it, no charge. We brew some of the world's best beer here, and we're not ashamed to say that we like to drink a fair amount of it. No, we don't have a large military, but in essence, we really don't need one. We prefer to just mind our own business and have a good time. Actually, Canada has one of the proudest military histories in the world. We were the only country to be on our D-Day beachhead on time on D-Day. We proudly fought for and liberated numerous European town during both World Wars. Canadian were responsible for liberating the Netherlands during World War 2, something of which we are very proud. We are not a nation to hold grudges, and we are both proud and happy to say that no nation on earth is our enemy, and no nation on earth views Canada as their enemy. If we so choose, we can walk down the street smoking a joint, without having to worry about being hassled by the police, because we are mature and enlightened enough to realize that if a person wants to smoke a joint in peace then they should be left alone. By the way, we grow some of the best marijuana on earth. We don't say "eh", a lot and when we do, it's not in the way most non-Canadians think. When we say "eh", it's like saying "huh"? (eg. It's really cold out here, huh?" We DO NOT say "eh" after sentences like "Welcome to Toronto", or "Please pass the potatoes". It is a place where kids don't have to feel threatened walking home late at night. WE are a nation of "pleases" and "thank-yous". We are almost polite to a fault. When two Canadian argue over a parking spot, it often sounds like this:
Canuck 1: "You take it, you were here first. Canuck 2: "No, you take it, you saw it first." Canuck 1: "No, I insist, you take the spot." We have some of the world's most amazing scenery, and our streets, even in large urban centres, are very clean. We are very proud to have Toronto, the most multi-cultural city on earth, and home to some of the best bars and nightclubs around. We like to embrace people from all over the world into our neighbourhoods, as we value diversity, rather than fera it. Canadians realize that we can collectively learn from other cultures to improve our overall quality of life. In Canada, we really don't have a problem with same-sex marraige. It is legal here, and we see no reason why it should not be. We don't see any reason why anyone under the age of 18, and 19 in some cases shouldn't be able to drink alcohol. Contrary to what a lot of people may think, we are not a nation of hunters and fisherman, and it is not cold here 24/7. We have great summers, where it often reaches 100 degrees farenheit during June, July and August in a number of areas. We not only beleive in, we enforce equal rights for all, regardless of any factors like age, race, etc. If a woman wants to walk down the street topless in Canada, she is legally allowed. If men can do it, why can't women? We also allow women the right to an abortion if she so chooses. We do like our hockey in Canada, but we are not utterly consumed by it, as some would imagine. We just like to enjoy a game now and then with our friends while sipping on a few beers. We beleive in peacekeeping, not warfare. For Canadians, war is a last resort. The last war we have been involved in was World War 2. We do not, however, mind lending our armed forces to peacekeeping efforts and disaster clean-ups. Canada is home to some of the world's finest educational institutons, where our students can attend for very little in comaprison to other areas of the world. A typical year of university in Canada costs about $4500. We love our American neighbors to the south, even though we sometimes have our petty squabbles and such. In short, we are a peaceful country with a very liberal outlook on things, similar to what you may find in countries such as Sweden and the Netherlands.
Canada: What a great country!
by JohnnyD September 09, 2005
One of the 112 countries that President George Bush cannot locate on a map of the world - even if the map is labelled. They only teach shooting and spitting in Texas schools. Bush failed both...always hitting his foot, again with both. Must have been the coke.
"Err, I dunno, is it Canada? The Kingdom of Spain? what the hell do you mean it isn't a Kingdom? East Germany? What wall? Who tore it down? Let's nuke'em ! " - George Bush Jr.
by smartin April 29, 2005
country that busted its' ass to raise troops in both world wars, supply universal health care, and somehow remain statistically the safest country on Earth to live in.
Canada is a great country and I plan on moving there as soon as I can.
by Shawn E. June 23, 2003
Our friendly, non-imposing and semi-frozen pal up north.
Traveler: I want to vist Quah-beck!!!
Canadian: It's pronounced Keh-Beck
Traveler: What do you know?
Canadian:I'm from CANADA!
by spacedragonblue September 06, 2005
1. The best country in the world. 2. A very cold place located mostly above the 49th parallel. 3. Also known as the birthplace of professional hockey, maple leaf flag, Molson beer and the "I am Canadian" rant as well as the Mackenzie bros. 4. A country with more than 2.5 times as much land and with 1/10th the population of the US, making it that much nicer.
Oh, Man, god bless Canada, eh? What a beautiful place we live in.
by Jack October 07, 2004
The best friend of the United States, along with the UK and Australia. Its people are generally much more calm, rational and reasonable than their counterparts to the south. Its soldiers fought bravely and in countless cases died with honor side by side with British and American troops in the trenches of the Great War, on the beaches of Normandy, and in the mountains of Korea. Has a history and culture similar to our own, but generally less obsessed with violence and killing. Tends to be more liberal politically, never having had slavery or segragation, and less puritanical when dealing with alcohol and marijuana. Has a large French-speaking population, which, to their credit, has not yet surrendered to Germany in any war. As a nation, tends to be fairly honest and trustworthy, as evidenced by its stable currency and respectable diplomatic standing in the world. To the best of my knowledge, no Canadian citizens or interests have ever been explicitly targeted by international terrorists, and no Canadian army has ever invaded another country unprovoked.
Because of their usually sunny disposition, especially when compared with citizens of the US, Canadians are often seen as naive, gullible and/or not very pugnacious. Any student of history will find ample evidence to refute this stereotype.
Capital: Ottawa
Pop.: 33.1 million (2006)
Independence: July 1st, 1867 and December 11th, 1931 (there is a logical explanation for this)
GDP: $1.08 trillion (11th largest in the world)
Flag: Three vertical bands (red, white, red) with maple leaf centered in white band. Not very offensive, rarely burned by Muslims.
I'd rather have Canada as my neighbor than any other country in the world.
by thaks April 11, 2006
A large North American nation that should not hate the United States, and in turn, the United States should not hate Canada. Our two countries are supposed to be Allies; War of 1812 history be damned. They have fought on our side. For example, they joined the fray during the Korean War (1950-1953)
Why can't the US and Canada just get along? We are brothers, and we should act like we are brothers, too.
by The Midwestrn Soldier February 01, 2005

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