Troubles in Britain

Troubles in Britain

My first act on booting up the laptop is to scan the internet for news of how Britain is coping with the rioting and mindless thuggery that is spreading like a stain across the country. It makes me feel anxious and angry at the same time, scared for what is happening...

Canadian money is also called the loony. How can you take an economic crisis seriously?
– Robin Williams

Canada is like your attic, you forget that it’s up there, but when you go, it’s like “Oh man, look at all this great stuff!”
– Unknown

A Canadian is someone who knows how to make love in a canoe.
– Pierre Berton

It’s going to be a great country when they finish unpacking it.
– Andrew H. Malcom

Canada is probably the most free country in the world where a man still has room to breathe, to spread out, to move forward, to move out, an open country with an open frontier. Canada has created harmony and cooperation among ethnic groups, and it must take this experience to the world because there is yet to be such an example of harmony and cooperation among ethnic groups.
– Valentyn Moroz

When I’m in Canada, I feel this is what the world should be like.
– Jane Fonda

God Bless America, but God help Canada to put up with them!
– Anonymous

In a world darkened by ethnic conflicts that tear nations apart, Canada stands as a model of how people of different cultures can live and work together in peace, prosperity, and mutual respect.
– Bill Clinton

Canada is the linchpin of the English-speaking world.
– Sir Winston Churchill


“Canada is like a bird, it likes to soar freely.”

– Unknown

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