It's a super weird time to be Canadian. Toronto's crack-smoking mayor seems to have single-handedly reshaped the world's concept of our country and undermined the point of stitching Canadian flags on our backpacks.
Prepare for unsolicited Rob Ford crack chat, travellers.
Canucks, we can't let the circus of bad (albeit sometimes hilarious) press surrounding this troublemaker define our Canadian-ness and sully our country's good name.
There was a time when it was unfathomable that an elected official — let alone the mayor of Canada's largest city — would talk into a hot mic about cunnilingus. Those days are gone.
Our moment of redemption — the 2014 winter games — is months away, and in the meantime we need a few reminders of Canada's greatness that no crack-smoking mayor can torch.
Let's get one thing straight...
1. WE ARE A NATION THAT DOESN'T DISCRIMINATE CHOCOLATE TREATS
2. NEIL YOUNG. 'NUFF SAID
3. THIS PHOTO OF LEONARD COHEN AND JONI MITCHELL
4. THIS MAN AND ALL THE CANADIAN INTEREST HE SPARKED IN THE WORLD (THE GOOD KIND)
5. OUR RICH HERITAGE OF CANADIAN COMEDY
9. "TRAILER PARK BOYS." NEW SEASON COMING
6. ALSO, THIS GUY IS MAYOR OF CALGARY
7. OUR CANADIAN PRAGMATISM
8. WE DON'T HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS GUY
10. OUR BEER ROCKS. Y'HEAR THAT AMERICA?
11. THIS VANCOUVER 2010 MOMENTZi-Ann Lum
It's also Movember, so let's pay homage to some epic Canadian moustaches:
The 'I'm Definitely Going To Space'
The 'I Told You'
The Barely Bieber
Can You Spot The Stache?
Maybe Stick To This
The Moustache That Keeps On Giving
The Gosling - The Grunge Years
The Gosling - The Blue Period
The Gosling - The Golden Age
The I Invented The Telephone And I Don't Care What You Say
Alexander Graham Bell
The 'Try Harder'
The Ridiculously Distinguished Gentleman
The Body Break
The Save The World
The Artful Communist
The Tragically Hip
The Don't Even Think About It
The Eyebrow Stache
The Revolutionary Rogue
The 'On The Road Again'
The Literary Legend
And The Early Years
The Funny Guy
The Uncle Louis
Louis St. Laurent
The Nobel Laureate
The Guess Who
The Guess Who
The War Leader
The Honorary Canadian
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Goulet" target="_blank">Robert Goulet</a> (a 'lost' Canadian)
The Glad It's Temporary
Justin Trudeau, with Scott Simms
NEXT: The Best Celebrity Moustaches
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