From a major Canadian newspaper:
If it is true, as Samuel Johnson once remarked, that “the chief glory of every people arises from its authors,” then the results of a Harris/Decima Research poll conducted on behalf of Heritage Canada are very disturbing. Half the people interviewed could not name a single Canadian author, living or dead.
Whose fault is this? Canadian authors, for not creating more world-shaking masterpieces, or Canadians in general, for being such ignorant philistines?