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Nov 28, 2010 8:03 AM CST Canada, and being Canadian
neversaydie
neversaydieneversaydieEdmonton, Alberta Canada2 Threads 102 Posts
KHD100: Bravo!! You could not have said it any better.

P.S. As for the Gov. Is anyone ever completely happy with their government?


An Australian dentist has a better definition of a Canadian. This was sent to me via email from a friend of mine:

An Australian Definition of a Canadian
In case anyone asks you who a Canadian is . . .


You probably missed it in the local news, but there was a report that someone in Pakistan had advertised in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed a Canadian - any Canadian..


An Australian dentist wrote the following editorial to help define what a Canadian is, so they would know one when they found one.


A Canadian can be English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek. A Canadian can be Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, Arab, Pakistani or Afghan.
A Canadian may also be a Cree, Métis, Mohawk, Blackfoot, Sioux, or one of the many other tribes known as native Canadians. A Canadian's religious beliefs range from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or none. In fact, there are more Muslims in Canada than in Afghanistan . The key difference is that in Canada they are free to worship as each of them chooses. Whether they have a religion or no religion, each Canadian ultimately answers only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

A Canadian lives in one of the most prosperous lands in the history of the world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which recognize the right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

A Canadian is generous and Canadians have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return. Canadians welcome the best of everything, the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services and the best minds.
But they also welcome the least - the oppressed, the outcast and the rejected.

These are the people who built Canada . You can try to kill a Canadian if you must as other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world have tried but in doing so you could just be killing a relative or a neighbour. This is because Canadians are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, can be a Canadian.


Please keep this going! Pass this around the World. Then pass it around again.
It says it all, for all of us.


'Keep your stick on the ice'
Nov 29, 2010 2:51 AM CST Canada, and being Canadian
ScorpiesS
ScorpiesSScorpiesSInuvik, Northwest Territories Canada14 Threads 1 Polls 97 Posts
neversaydie: An Australian dentist has a better definition of a Canadian. This was sent to me via email from a friend of mine:

An Australian Definition of a Canadian
In case anyone asks you who a Canadian is . . .


You probably missed it in the local news, but there was a report that someone in Pakistan had advertised in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed a Canadian - any Canadian..An Australian dentist wrote the following editorial to help define what a Canadian is, so they would know one when they found one.


A Canadian can be English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek. A Canadian can be Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, Arab, Pakistani or Afghan.
A Canadian may also be a Cree, Métis, Mohawk, Blackfoot, Sioux, or one of the many other tribes known as native Canadians. A Canadian's religious beliefs range from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or none. In fact, there are more Muslims in Canada than in Afghanistan . The key difference is that in Canada they are free to worship as each of them chooses. Whether they have a religion or no religion, each Canadian ultimately answers only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

A Canadian lives in one of the most prosperous lands in the history of the world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which recognize the right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

A Canadian is generous and Canadians have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return. Canadians welcome the best of everything, the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services and the best minds.
But they also welcome the least - the oppressed, the outcast and the rejected.

These are the people who built Canada . You can try to kill a Canadian if you must as other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world have tried but in doing so you could just be killing a relative or a neighbour. This is because Canadians are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, can be a Canadian.


Please keep this going! Pass this around the World. Then pass it around again.
It says it all, for all of us.


'Keep your stick on the ice'



Got me bawling! Now that is the Northwest!canadahandshake Thanks for sharing this .. peace
Dec 1, 2010 5:10 PM CST Canada, and being Canadian
ScorpiesS
ScorpiesSScorpiesSInuvik, Northwest Territories Canada14 Threads 1 Polls 97 Posts
I was walking to a KFC(last time ever!) It was late June this year in Edmonton, I was waiting to cross the road few blocks from the West ed. mall. This youngish couple was in a car, the kid stepped out of his car before he drove off and handed this homeless native man money, that almost made me cry of like happiness to see that selfless gesture. That is "BEING CANADIAN" Open hearted, open minded, selfless individualshug cheers canada
Dec 1, 2010 8:10 PM CST Canada, and being Canadian
gubydal
gubydalgubydalMill Village, Nova Scotia Canada3 Posts
Onlyguy: People don’t use the term « distinct society » as much since the two failed accords (Meech Lake Accord & Charlottetown Accord) which took place between 1987/1992 to recognize the province of Quebec as a distinct society.
But in 1995 the Federal government at the time (Liberals under Jean Chretien) did recognize Quebec as a distinct society though this term is not included in the constitution. Nowadays the term “nation” is mostly used and in 2006 the Federal House of Commons voted to recognize Quebecers as a nation within Canada and this mostly because of its laws (civil law-Napoleonic Code instead of common law- British legal system in the rest of Canada), its language, its culture and its religion, mostly Catholic as compared to mostly Protestant in the rest of Canada.

What Quebec has been doing is trying to protect not only the French language but also its people the majority of whom speak and write French so here is some information on the language Bills passed by Quebec’s National Assembly.

First of all as we all know Canada has two official languages; French & English “Official Languages Act” 1969 and amended in 1988 which promotes bilingualism but at the provincial level only New Brunswick is officially bilingual and only Quebec is officially unilingual. In all three of Canada’s Territories French & English are the official languages though in Nunavut Inuktitut is also an official language.

As far as Quebec is concerned before 1974 it had no official language and (Bill 22) “Quebec’s Language Act” was passed and it made French the official language of Quebec, it was then supplanted by (Bill 101) “Charter of the French language” in 1977. Bill 101 was then amended by the “Constitution Act 1982” which defined the educational right of French and English minorities in all provinces under section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms which means an English Canadian coming to Quebec from another province would have the same rights as a French Canadian going to that province as far as educational rights are concerned.

While at it I want to add that many tend to see Quebecers as separatist who want to separate from the rest of Canada but this is false. Quebec has had two referendums (1980 & 1995) during mandates of the Parti Québécois “provincial separatist party” but both times the majority of Quebecers voted (no) to separation.

I'd also like to add that most of this information was googled and I wanted to give a general idea and not go into details.



I have lived in Quebec and being Metis, knows a good 90% are metis and will not acknowledge it. To really know what being Canadian is, perhaps our grandfathers and grandmothers hold the answers. I have done research to the 1600's and has opened my eyes to what is happening today. I believe it is our identity which holds who we are. As for me, I am European from father side and French/Mi'maq on mother's side. To not acknowledge one is to loose a part of us. I do not believe ANY policy or law will ever change who I am.......made in CANADA!
Dec 2, 2010 5:59 AM CST Canada, and being Canadian
ScorpiesS
ScorpiesSScorpiesSInuvik, Northwest Territories Canada14 Threads 1 Polls 97 Posts
Not because, Canada, is my stomping ground, but, because I have the freedom to interpret my being without getting shot down grin Amen to will of freedom. I JUST WISH PRAYERS WERE ALOUD BACK IN SCHOOLS teddybear canada peace
Dec 11, 2010 7:49 AM CST Canada, and being Canadian
katem7
katem7katem7corner brook, Newfoundland Canada3 Posts
I am a proud Canadian and personally I think that all the immigrants should be sent home to fight their own wars.
Let our we/men come home.
How many laned immigrants do you see in the Canadian forces,I mean at least a generation of them.NONE
Jan 18, 2020 9:51 PM CST Canada, and being Canadian
kidatheart
kidatheartkidatheartFruitvale, British Columbia Canada33 Threads 24,863 Posts
It's been a decade, curious to see if anyone has anything to ad to this thread. A lot has changed here in Canada, and a lot has also remained the same.

Seperation has once again reared it's head, Wexit, although I still can't see it happening.

We have a different idiot in the PM's office. laugh

I finally finished moving. laugh
Jan 22, 2020 6:56 AM CST Canada, and being Canadian
pat8lanips
pat8lanipspat8lanipsbabinda, Queensland Australia77 Threads 14 Polls 77 Posts
So why does Canada not have a proper cricket team and be involved with cricket? Or Rugby for that matter...
Jan 22, 2020 3:22 PM CST Canada, and being Canadian
jono7
jono7jono7Out West, British Columbia Canada3 Threads 10,542 Posts
kidatheart: It's been a decade, curious to see if anyone has anything to ad to this thread. A lot has changed here in Canada, and a lot has also remained the same.

Seperation has once again reared it's head, Wexit, although I still can't see it happening.

We have a different idiot in the PM's office.

I finally finished moving.
...but have ya unpacked?
laugh
Jan 24, 2020 4:17 AM CST Canada, and being Canadian
bcjennyonline today!
bcjennyonline today!bcjennysomewhere in B.C., British Columbia Canada224 Threads 225 Posts

This is incredible! So profound and so very true
The new school prayer;
Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.

If Scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.

Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That’s no offense; it’s a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.

For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all.
In silence alone we must meditate,
God’s name is prohibited by the state.

We’re allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.
They’ve outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.

We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the ‘unwed daddy,’ our Senior King.
It’s “inappropriate” to teach right from wrong,
We’re taught that such “judgments” do not belong.

We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.

It’s scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school’s a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!

Amen
Jan 24, 2020 4:19 AM CST Canada, and being Canadian
bcjennyonline today!
bcjennyonline today!bcjennysomewhere in B.C., British Columbia Canada224 Threads 225 Posts
ScorpiesS: Not because, Canada, is my stomping ground, but, because I have the freedom to interpret my being without getting shot down Amen to will of freedom. I JUST WISH PRAYERS WERE ALOUD BACK IN SCHOOLS
Please see the new school prayer wave
Jan 26, 2020 1:41 AM CST Canada, and being Canadian
bcjennyonline today!
bcjennyonline today!bcjennysomewhere in B.C., British Columbia Canada224 Threads 225 Posts
Having lived in California for 11 years, it never felt like" home"
Often talked about going back to Canada.
I missed the four seasons but what made me go back?
I felt my blood,Sweat and tears where in Canada
It where I learned English and had to adopt to many strange things came to be a Canadian, not to stay Dutch even though some of the Dutch ways we like to keep wave wave wave
Jan 29, 2020 2:57 PM CST Canada, and being Canadian
kidatheart
kidatheartkidatheartFruitvale, British Columbia Canada33 Threads 24,863 Posts
jono7: ...but have ya unpacked?
Ummmm......not exactly. laugh
Feb 17, 2020 10:17 AM CST Canada, and being Canadian
kidatheart: What does being a Canadian mean to you?

How do you identify yourself and relate in the mix of cultures we have living together in Canada?

Do we actually have a national identity?
I had my operation in 1986 to become Canadian, but a few years later I realised what a big mistake I´d made, I just couldn´t get used to having a tiny pénis and a weird accent. I finally changed back in 1995, but not before my wife and kids had left mesigh
Feb 20, 2020 12:44 AM CST Canada, and being Canadian
kidatheart
kidatheartkidatheartFruitvale, British Columbia Canada33 Threads 24,863 Posts
Bnaughty: I had my operation in 1986 to become Canadian, but a few years later I realised what a big mistake I´d made, I just couldn´t get used to having a tiny pénis and a weird accent. I finally changed back in 1995, but not before my wife and kids had left me
The Quebecois really do bring down the national average, never mind their accent. Perfectly understandable.
Feb 20, 2020 10:36 AM CST Canada, and being Canadian
kidatheart: The Quebecois really do bring down the national average, never mind their accent. Perfectly understandable.
Yeah, they should be banned really so it doesn´t happen to anyone else
Feb 20, 2020 1:03 PM CST Canada, and being Canadian
bcjenny: This is incredible! So profound and so very true
The new school prayer;
Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.

If Scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.

Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That’s no offense; it’s a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.

For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all.
In silence alone we must meditate,
God’s name is prohibited by the state.

We’re allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.
They’ve outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.

We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the ‘unwed daddy,’ our Senior King.
It’s “inappropriate” to teach right from wrong,
We’re taught that such “judgments” do not belong.

We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.

It’s scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school’s a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!

Amen
you're a gem--thanks for postingheart1
Apr 10, 2020 5:04 AM CST Canada, and being Canadian
bcjennyonline today!
bcjennyonline today!bcjennysomewhere in B.C., British Columbia Canada224 Threads 225 Posts
kidatheart: TOP REASONS TO LIVE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
1. Vancouver : 1.5 million people and two bridges. You do the math.
2. Your $400,000 Vancouver home is just 5 hours from downtown.
3. You can throw a rock and hit three Starbucks locations.
4. There's always some sort of deforestation protest going on.
5. Weed.


TOP REASONS TO LIVE IN ALBERTA
1. Big rock between you and B.C.
2. Ottawa who?
3. Tax is 5% instead of the approximately 200% it is for the rest of the country.
4. You can exploit almost any natural resource you can think of.
5. You live in the only province that could actually afford to be its own country.
6. The Americans below you are all in anti-government militia groups.


TOP REASONS TO LIVE IN SASKATCHEWAN
1. You never run out of wheat.
2. Your province is really easy to draw.
3. You can watch the dog run away from home for hours.
4. People will assume you live on a farm.
5. Daylight savings time? Who the hell needs that!


TOP REASONS TO LIVE IN MANITOBA
1. You wake up one morning to find that you suddenly have a beachfront property.
2. Hundreds of huge, horribly frigid lakes.
3. Nothing compares to a wicked Winnipeg winter.
4. You can be an Easterner or a Westerner depending on your mood.
5. You can pass the time watching trucks and barns float by.


TOP REASONS TO LIVE IN ONTARIO
1. You live in the centre of the universe.
2. Your $400,000 Toronto home is actually a dump.
3. You and you alone decide who will win the federal election.
4. The only province with hard-core American-style crime.


TOP REASONS TO LIVE IN QUEBEC
1. Racism is socially acceptable.
2. You can take bets with your friends on which English neighbour will move out next.
3. Other provinces basically bribe you to stay in Canada .
4. You can blame all your problems on the "Anglo A*#!%!"


TOP REASONS TO LIVE IN NEW BRUNSWICK
1. One way or another, the government gets 98% of your income.
2. You're poor, but not as poor as the Newfies.
3. No one ever blames anything on New Brunswick .
4. Everybody has a grandfather who runs a lighthouse.


TOP REASONS TO LIVE IN NOVA SCOTIA
1. Everyone can play the fiddle. The ones who can't, think they can.
2. You can pretend to have Scottish heritage as an excuse to get drunk and wear a kilt.
3. You are the only reason Anne Murray makes money.


TOP REASONS TO LIVE IN PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
1. Even though more people live on Vancouver Island , you still got the big, new bridge.
2. You can walk across the province in half an hour.
3. You can drive across the province in two minutes.
4. Everyone has been an extra on "Road to Avonlea."
5. This is where all those tiny, red potatoes come from.
6. You can confuse ships by turning your porch lights on and off at night.


TOP REASONS TO LIVE IN NEWFOUNDLAND
1. If Quebec separates, you will float off to sea.
2. If you do something stupid, you have a built-in excuse.
3. The workday is about two hours long.
4. It is socially acceptable to wear your hip waders to your wedding
Apr 10, 2020 5:20 AM CST Canada, and being Canadian
bcjennyonline today!
bcjennyonline today!bcjennysomewhere in B.C., British Columbia Canada224 Threads 225 Posts
yes this poem is the new reality now and not very good for mankind it is an honest re flexion of what is going on today
Apr 18, 2020 3:23 PM CST Canada, and being Canadian
Onlyforums
OnlyforumsOnlyforumsSylvan Lake, Alberta Canada1 Threads 87 Posts
kidatheart: What does being a Canadian mean to you?

How do you identify yourself and relate in the mix of cultures we have living together in Canada?

Do we actually have a national identity?
Well Kid, actually Canada surely sucks at this point from my view.
Alot of ungrateful people out there, I witness it every day, my ears/eyes are wide open and have been for quite some time now.
I wish I could say I love this country, but at this point, I cannot do that.
beer

But giving up smoking for crafts and beer was a great time consumer today.

Being a Canadian meant so much more to me 20 years ago even, I am born and bred in the east, generations of my family farmed and built ships/ fishing, there, oh and also planted potatoes, that are the best I have ever tasted..
I did not recognize One family down my last trip, all foreigners, sad to see such a beautiful island disappear into something with no heritage. I believe in keeping those things alive.
Anyhoo Kid..I dont consider a national identity, I do however see my own.
wave

P.S. Dont get me wrong, I see tons of good stuff happening everywhere for others in need, as I am involved in helping others too.handshake
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