I am Canadian (and no, I am not right now doing a Molson Canadian ad) and I just did not get much of the Canadiana the "artist" chose to stuff his installation house with. A Wayne Gretzky jigsaw puzzle--nice idea--but in an LA Kings' jersey. What was DC thinking?
I also thought this whole hunting, fishing and camping as Canada theme was wrong. That was his family. I do not see it as uniquely a Canadian thing considering I've never gone hunting or fishing in my life.
Maybe I'm just not Tim Hortons enough to appreciate this kitsch that Coupland gathers up. I just found the whole thing as lame as much of Canadian culture is. What can I say, as a Canadian, I'd agree with the Brits who viewed the traveling show of Canada House that Canada is boring. It isn't but that's what this display makes canada look like--a bunch of whitebread rubes.
I grew up around people of various backgrounds and cultures. Where is that in this Souvenir of Canada. To me, it's vanilla and although vanilla tastes good, it's not the whole pic of what Canada is.
Simply put--yet another CBC-like lame-o movie on Canada. Didn't SCTV parody this much better back in the '70s and '80s?