I want my own country, not against Canada but for Quebec.
– Gilles Duceppe
Poets are accepted in Canada as practically nowhere else in the West because of their place in an officially supported and popularly endorsed Canadian culture. Yet, they are still bitter and argumentative, as poets elsewhere are, because they have no audience as such, only a sanctioned role in the cultural scheme of things.
– George Fetherling
I move countries every three or four years. I was born in London, and we lived in Canada. Then we lived in Saudi Arabia until the Gulf War broke out, when we were forced to leave. Then we hop-scotched for a while from Holland back to Canada back to Saudi Arabia. Then there was D-day, so we had to get out again.
– Hannah Simone
The irony of environmental opposition to the Keystone XL project is that stopping the pipeline to the U.S. will not stop production in the oil sands of Canada. Instead of coming to the United States, the oil will still be produced and shipped by rail or a pipeline similar to the Keystone XL to Canada’s Pacific Coast.
– John Hoeven
The thing about Canada is that it’s a very large country, and the population’s very spread out among different regions. Each region in the country really has its own personality and its own culture, you know? From West Coast to East Coast – wherever you go, it’s almost like it’s its own country.
– Jeff Lemire