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While the culture of Canada shares much with its English roots and American neighbors, it also has many unique elements, some influenced by attempts to integrate the French-Canadian minority and attempts to differentiate itself from English and American culture.

One of these is a unique sense of humor. The comedy group Second City originated in Canada and produced many comedians that went on to success worldwide, including John Candy, Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Katherine Ohara, and others. Their humor and something of their politics is further evidenced by the result of a contest held by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. They asked people to submit a completion to the phrase "As Canadian as...". The winning entry was "As Canadian as...possible under the circumstances."