It turns our Canadian fiction is read elsewhere.
"But then I went to study in Montreal, where I was swiftly - within hours - disabused of the south-of-the-border assumption that everyone in Canada is a bit sorry they're not American. And once I began to tackle my required reading, I realised that my Canadian colleagues were unequivocally correct in their rejection of Americanness: although the world seems to regard Canada as the US's slightly slow cousin, Canadians are quietly and deservedly smug about their rich and distinctive culture, which includes a distinguished literary canon."
We're quietly and deservedly smug I suppose, but not especially doctrinaire about it.
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