What Americans really think about Canada

Gavin McInnes of TheRebel.media takes to the streets of New York City to ask Americans what they think of Canada — from our different strip club rules to how cold it is (of course.)

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Beats the hell out of Rick Mercer any day of the week.
    Except, for the ‘eh’ part.
    Nowadays we just use that as a question.
    It’s like what the fuck?

    • El Martyachi

      Beats the hell out of Rick Mercer any day of the week.

      I wish…

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Gavin wasn’t looking to make Americans look dumb.

  • Canuckistan.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Its hard to tell if he’s making fun of Americans, or making fun of Canadians, or making fun of Americans making fun of Canadians making fun of Americans, or Canadians pretending to make fun of Americans…
    I mean really, I see maybe about 4 levels of ‘deep’ here.
    I think I might need sleep.

  • Frances

    Been done somewhat too often; should try heading west and seeing what those Americans (particularly in fly-over country) know about us instead of always hitting the Eastern seaboard.

  • Jay Currie

    Grand…If the Rebel is going to go Gavin will be the reason.

    American streeters are always good for a laugh. They’s be just as funny if Gavin pretended to be Scotish or Icelandic.

    Love our American cousins but they really are dumber than fuck. I would put my kids up against pretty much any American on the name the provinces, name the states game.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      That’s a frequent, but ultimately meaningless refrain.
      You probably have to know our states, but we don’t really have to know your provinces.
      I’m not being dismissive of Canadians, but you only have to learn about us, but there is no way we could spend the time and effort to learn about a 150-odd other countries.
      For what end?
      If we ever need to really know it, we can look it up.
      Want to make Americans look like idiots, just interview a bunch of inner-city American kids and get a cheap laugh.
      Interview the local high school kids around here (one of the top districts in the nation) and they would give your college grads a serious run for their money.
      Give them a month to bone-up on Canada and they would likely put any of your kids to shame.
      Never underestimate the intellectual acumen of the American upper-middle class public high-schooled, with involved parents, and whom have an eye on a top school.
      We make even the Asian kids sweat.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        My kids wouldn’t know fuck all about America, either.
        But, I tell them about it.
        Sometimes I wonder if they are listening but I don’t care because one day they will say remember when Dad said this?
        It’s all I can do.

      • Minicapt

        Meh … lotsa similar claims, but seldom evidence …


      • Justin St.Denis

        Due to the circumstances of my birth, I have dual US/Canada citizenship. I ensured my children enjoyed the same.

        Canadians, unfortunately, due tend to harbour anti-American sentiment and LOTS of jealousy towards the USA. It has always been this way in my experience. It’s an unfortunate feature of Canadian parochialism.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          I’ve noticed.

      • ellake

        Americans not only do not know much about Canada but do not know much about China or Europe. Face it, Europe and China have loooooong history, not like 200+ year USA.

      • Clink9

        There’s plenty of idiots on both sides. While you guys were putting men on the moon we voted in Trudeau. ( but I think some of those engineers were Canadian )

  • Minicapt

    As Monty Python would put it, Canada is a ‘woody’ place.


  • BillyHW

    “Well let’s tune back in when they stop, that’s going to be a rough day.”

  • Brett_McS

    Canadians aren’t all cross-dressing lumberjacks?

  • Hard Little Machine

    Let the liquor do the thinking, Julian

  • Kathy Nelson

    Well this was a really stupid story. Americans know that Canada is just a politically rotten and criminally corrupt as the US.

  • Waffle

    This is all that Yanks need to know about Canada:


    • Q) How is American beer like sex in a canoe?

      A) They’re both f*****g close to water.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        “This means if your beer is 4% ABV, the beer is only 3.17% ABW. Since Canadian beers use ABV and American beers were using ABW, many thought Canadian beers were stronger. The myth persists to this day, even though American beers are starting to use the same metric.

        Another reason is you are allowed to market the alcohol strength in Canada, but not in the United States. You cannot advertise “this beer will get you drunk” due to alcohol laws, nor can you promote your brand based on the alcohol content. Different states even have different regulations on how strong the beer can be. These help contribute to the “Canadian beer is stronger” myth.”


        • Concerned Canadian

          It is not so much the alcohol content but more about the ingredients. Canadian beer is more hoppy and malty in flavour. I believe many American brews use some corn
          in the blend. This makes the beer taste much lighter. Craft beers are a different matter though.
          “You probably have to know our states, but we don’t really have to know your provinces.” Why do you think this? Sounds arrogant to me.
          “I’m not being dismissive of Canadians, but you only have to learn about
          us, but there is no way we could spend the time and effort to learn
          about a 150-odd other countries.” Another weird statement. Why would you think we must only have to learn about the US. You are not the only country in the world you know. When i was at high school, I learned the history of Canada, the US and every country in Europe plus Russia, China, India and Australia/NZ .
          From your statements I sensed a whiff of elitism.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            I note your concern Mr. Canadian.
            It’s just the same crap we hear from everybody, so it all tends to bleed together.

            “We have to learn about you, why don’t you learn about us?”
            I once heard that from some girl from Thailand.

  • Alain

    It’s true that the majority of Americans know next to nothing about Canada, nor are they interested in knowing. I really fail to see why this is a problem, since in spite of what our leftist elite like to believe, we are not a world power. I have also found that many Americans who know little of their own country outside of their area, which isn’t really all so different from Canadians. In particular the chattering class on both sides of the border who think all rural and conservative people are ignorant and backwards because they don’t hold those “progressive” values. Bring up the subject of guns and hunting in either country and you will see the divide.