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  • n. Allegiance or loyalty to Canada.
  • n. The status or character of being Canadian.
  • n. A word or phrase that originated in Canada, or has special meaning in Canada.


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  • Canadianism is becoming a convenience rather than a source of identity.

    not canadian enough?

  • You could easily read that Economist article and come away with the impression that anti-Canadianism is alive and well in the US.

    the less friendly border

  • But until such time as we can produce domestically a greater share of our capital needs, I reject the timid proposition that our Canadianism is too weak to survive the influence of outside investment.

    Capital Has No Nationality

  • He and his noble men sacrificed their lives, but in doing so every man of them established a little colony for all time as the basis upon which Canadianism is to be built.

    The West and Canada's Problem

  • I believe that the spirit of true Canadianism is best evidenced by a calm dispassionate consideration of the business communities of the economic facts upon which the country's future must depend.

    Some Canadian Problems

  • Canadianism is not worth having that is not included in Imperialism, and Imperialism is not worth having that does not appreciate the magnificent position of Canada and the services which Canadians will yet do for the Empire and for the Mother Country as it advances.

    Thoughts About Canada and Australia

  • We have never had to renew our faith in Canadianism.

    Economic Strategy: the Myth of Provincial Impotence

  • This is the kind of Canadianism with which Englishspeaking Canadians must come to some accommodation.

    Separatism—A Dangerous Philosophy

  • But so much has happened in the second decade of the twentieth century that the impress of France is slowly being obliterated by a Canadianism which is peculiar to itself.


  • "nice-guy" Canadianism, which is both unfairly reductive and conveniently misleading.


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