citizens and nationals of Canada

Canadians are the people of Canada.

The Canadian grows hoping. He was born of a proud race, Blessed was his birthplace. ~ Adolphe-Basile Routhier


Canadians love Canada, a lot. ~ Ryan McMahon
Canadians are just too damn polite. ~ Peter Zeihan
  • As individuals, we are all, at least in part, products of our own histories, which include our geographical place, our times, our social classes, and our family backgrounds. I am a Canadian who has grown up in this country and so have enjoyed an extraordinary period, unusual in much of the world’s history, of peace, stability, and prosperity. That has surely shaped the ways in which I look at the world, perhaps with more optimism about things getting better than I might have if I had grown up in Afghanistan or Somalia. And I am also a product of my parents’ and grandparents’ history. I grew up with some knowledge, incomplete and fragmentary to be sure, of World War II, which my father fought in, and of World War I, which drew in both my grandfathers.
  • Overt debates about genocide have been relatively slow in developing, in part because of the creation of a TRC, mandated with collecting the ‘truth’ about the IRS system while similarly engaging in ‘reconciliation’ (a contested term) with settler Canadians. While Canada's history wars may seem slow in getting off the ground, the TRC's more ‘balanced’ approach and wide-ranging engagement with non-Aboriginal societal actors may have a greater effect in stimulating national awareness than in the United States and Australia.
  • Our church has had a lot of bad dealings with those demon-possessed Canadians! A big Canadian flag flies at our church upside-down, the international symbol of distress. We fly it day and night, to educate and warn people about the fagi-nazi regime just to the north of us. Canadians are afraid of their tyrannical fag-run government. You can determine for yourself about Canada, and keep as far away from them as you can.
  • Under the eye of God, near the giant river,

    The Canadian grows hoping.

    He was born of a proud race,

    Blessed was his birthplace.

    • Adolphe-Basile Routhier, "O Canada" (1908)
    • Original French: Sous l'œil de Dieu, près du fleuve géant,

      Le Canadien grandit en espérant.

      Il est né d'une race fière,

      Béni fut son berceau.

  •   Encyclopedic article on Canadians on Wikipedia