Soviet Canuckistan

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First attested in a 1993 article in the US anti-Semitic publication The Liberty Bell.[1] Subsequently (and apparently independently) used by American conservative political commentator Pat Buchanan on the October 31, 2002 episode of his MSNBC television show, in reaction to Canadian objection to a U.S. law mandating Arab-Canadian visitors to the U.S. be photographed and fingerprinted.[2]

Proper noun[edit]

Soviet Canuckistan

  1. (informal, derogatory or humorous) Canada.
    • 2005, Elizabeth Bear, Worldwired, Spectra (2005), →ISBN, unnumbered page (acknowledgements):
      [] Chelsea Polk and Kellie Matthews for bolstering my knowledge of the native music of Soviet Canuckistan; []
    • 2005, Laura Penny, Your Call Is Important to Us: The Truth About Bullshit, Three Rivers Press (2006), →ISBN, pages 118-119:
      We have been on the verge of decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana for personal use up here in Soviet Canuckistan for the past couple of years, but have yet to do so.
    • 2006, Adbusters, Issues 63-65, unknown page:
      But it's not just the residents of Soviet Canuckistan - a Pat Buchanan dig that many Canadians have embraced - who have soured on the US.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Soviet Canuckistan.



  1. ^ Eric Thomson, "An Interview With Josef Ginsburg", The Liberty Bell, November 1993, page 37
  2. ^ Nancy Carr, "U.S. talk-show host Pat Buchanan calls Canada 'whining,' 'freeloading' nation", CNEWS, 1 November 2002