... European countries are basically tribal. The French, Germans, and Italians are tribes... racism can arise in a country like that. ... We [Canadians] are not a tribe. We are a series, a group, a conglomeration of people. ... That is a positive thing in many ways.
Adrienne Clarkson Sep. 9, 1999 - quoted in "Couple used to taking political centre stage", by Luiza Chwialkowska, published in the National Post