twicet (twicet) wrote,

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Canadian Flavour

I have a question for those of you who are Canadian, or not!! Actually, I would love to hear what others have to say. If you were writing a story, and part of the prompt said it had to include “Canadian flavor”, how would you identify that? What would that mean to you?

This came from a mail I received, asking me the same question. As most of you know I have lived in Canada for thirty-five years, and yes, I am Canadian, but I am from Scotland, so my perception, may not be the same as those of you who were born and raised here.

To me, we are a friendly, courteous people. We tend not to be the most outspoken, but relatively laid back. In relation to world politics, we tend to the left of center.

I think one of the strengths Canada has, is the unique cultural differences each Province brings to it. Add to that the fact that cities, such as Toronto and Vancouver, have such multicultural populations, which though they have their problems, for the most part, work well.

I hasten to say that this has been my experience, both while living in the east, and here in the west. But I still have a hard time defining “Canadian Flavour.” Looking forward to hearing what you all have to say.

For the present, I am going to leave this post open, I doubt it will be a problem, if it is I will lock it.

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