Canadian Clichés

Do you eat back bacon for breakfast? Do you cover your head with a winter hat, but call it a toque? Do you enjoy watching hockey? It’s possible that you’re a Canadian Cliché, and you don’t even know it!

We asked Ipsos Reid to figure out what Canadians thought of certain persistent stereotypes about the people of this great land, and here are the results. If you want them in non-infographic form, go here.

Image: North American Beaver (Castor canadensis) at its lodge – Ontario. 20973533 © Brian Lasenby |