January 6, 2014
What does it mean to be ‘Canadian’?
What is a Canadian cultural identity?
Citizenship designation, something given to you by the government.
World image, Canada has a certain image in the world.
Distinguishing ourselves from the US.
National pride & landscape/resources; celebration of Canadianness is about
pride. (Canada day).
Formation by Anglophone and francophone, English Canadians and French
What is a typical Canadian behavior?
Language: ‘eh’, Canadian rising: what is stereotyped as ‘aboot (about)’.
Taking interest in snow related activities
Tim Horton’s: coffee, donuts
Hardiness: not letting weather stop us
Who (either fictional or real) is a typical Canadian?
Rick Mercer: promoted by CIBC as a Canadian image
Rob Ford: ‘man of the people’
Terry Fox: persistence, being a celebrated