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18 Reminders Why Americans Should Be Thanking Canada, Not Making Fun Of It

America, it's finally time for us to stop making fun of Canada. What did our northern neighbors ever do to us to deserve this perpetual ridicule?

Sure, they have funny accents and apologize too much, but Canadians are incredibly friendly people inhabiting a land full of epic natural beauty.

Not to mention, Canada has given us so many amazing things that we rarely ever give it credit for.

And in the midst of this chaotic presidential election, America is making Canada look pretty damn good.

Friday is Canada Day, which provides the perfect opportunity to recognize Canada's fantastic contributions to our lives.

But, before acknowledging all the good that's come out of Canada, we need to address the fact Nickelback is from there, and that's absolutely unforgivable. OK, now that we've gotten that out of the way, we can move forward ...

Here are 18 things Canada has produced that prove America needs to be a lot more grateful for the Great White North.

Ice Hockey

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A fast-paced game with plenty of goals and FIGHTING. What's not to like?

Maple Syrup

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Around 80 percent of the world's maple syrup comes from Canada.

"Titanic"

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A lot of the iconic movie was filmed off the coast of Halifax (the real ship sank not too far from there, and many of those who died are buried in Halifax).

Jim Carrey

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Ace Ventura is a Canuck.

Justin Bieber

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Are you a Belieber?

Ellen Page

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Did Juno she was from Canada?

Keanu Reeves

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The Matrix is everywhere.

Peanut Butter

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In 1884, a Canadian named Marcellus Gilmore Edson patented peanut paste.

Rachel McAdams

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Remember this the next time you watch "The Notebook."

Seth Rogen

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The man who took out Kim Jong-un is from Canada.

Drake

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Running through the 6.

Neil Young

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America, take a look at my life. I'm a lot like you.

The Rock

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's father is Canadian (and a former professional wrestler).

Anna Paquin

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Sookie!

Ryan Reynolds

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Deadpool is Canadian.

Mike Myers

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Grrr baby, very grrr.

Justin Trudeau

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Can he be our next president, please?

Ryan Gosling

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Hey, girl. I'm from Canada.