Canada - Canada "Mon pays, ce n'est pas un pays; c'est...

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Canada "Mon pays, ce n'est pas un pays; c'est l'hiver." — Gilles Vigneault Translation: "My country, it's not a country; it's winter." Canada is the second largest country in the world, and has a population of 35 million people. Compared to other countries it's pretty small—the United Kingdom has twice as many people crammed on that small island. Despite being few, historically the provinces and territories like to fight with one another. The Western provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba) like to hate on Central Canada (Ontario and Quebec), the Maritime Provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island) have severe inferiority complexes and resent that they never get any of the good stuff, Newfoundland sort of still collectively wishes they hadn't joined Confederation, while the Francophones in Quebec look poorly upon the Anglophones in the rest of the country. Meanwhile the Anglophones in Quebec just quietly try to subvert the language laws. Every province likes to bash Ontario, and all Canadians who don't live there like to talk about how much Toronto sucks. Why is it like this? Mainly because of the
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Winter '09 term at Broward College.

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