However, i do think canadians can be pretty smug about what a great country this is. not in the american "i'm king of the world!" over-the-top kind of way, but in a much more subtle middle-class kind of superiority (okay, that's not all that subtle, but still...). Which is only somewhat justifyable, in my view. A great place to live, yes, but not as saintly as some people like to make it out as.
i visited vancouver in 2001. my impression was that it was a beautiful cultural desert filled with very nice but ultimately terribly dull people
i even remember whatever broadsheet was put under my very nice hotel room door actually having a front page article along the lines of 'canadians branded boring again. but the evidence suggests we actually are. coo. not much we can do about that then. look at all them exciting people from elsewhere'
i must point out that i was only there for 5 days on business and hence did spend much of my time in a conference centre, which might account for some of the above
but as a result it would take a lot to talk me round
then again maybe it's like coming to surrey and deciding the whole of england is that shit
Ack! Now I'm reeeal pissed at Canada. I've just found out that the Canada Post refused entry to my order from Rhythm Division which contained one of the last avaialble original pressings of "Forward Riddim."
i have a feeling, based on living in the colonies for three years, that you only have culture if you live in a depressing shithole like england. if you live somehwere where life is good, like new zealand or canada, you don't need to bother with that bollocks.