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10 awesome reasons we love Canada right now

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10 awesome reasons we love Canada right now

Reason #1 to love Canada: Canada Day

Apart from the long weekend it entails (except when July 1 falls awkwardly on a Tuesday, ahem), Canada's glorious birthday usually means cottages, fireworks and sometimes, Kate Middleton in a maple leaf fascinator. Bonne fête! Kate Middleton style

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10 awesome reasons we love Canada right now

Reason #2 to love Canada: These two (together or apart)

On the tenth anniversary of The Notebook, we salute London, Ont.-natives Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams who made us believe in everlasting love (even though their real-life saga was short-lived). Noah and Ally forever! 20+ best-dressed male celebrities

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10 awesome reasons we love Canada right now

Reason #3 to love Canada: Linda Evangelista

In the words of our fashion features director Laura deCarufel, "there is no one greater". Enough said. *Bows down* An oral history of the '90s supermodels

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10 awesome reasons we love Canada right now

Reason #4 to love Canada: Poutine

America may have cheeseburgers and England, fish and chips, but we wouldn't trade our national dish of potatoes, gravy and mozzarella curds for the finest foie gras or spaghetti in the world. Nope. ELLE cocktail: Lemon Raspberry Caipirinha

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10 awesome reasons we love Canada right now

Reason #5 to love Canada: Our fashion designers are basically ruling the world

London-based fashion designer Thomas Tait recently won the first-ever LVMH Young Designer Prize (among finalsts that included up-and-comer Chris Gelinas, born in Tecumseh, Ontario). We also have Erdem, DSquared2, Tanya Taylor and Calla Haynes repping the Great White North at international fashion weeks. 10 Canadian fashion designers we're totally obsessed with

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10 awesome reasons we love Canada right now

Reason #6 to love Canada: Charlotte Le Bon

The stunning Montreal-born actress starred in the recent Yves Saint Laurent biopic, with The Hundred-Foot Journey (alongside Helen Mirren) due out this summer and To Reach The Clouds (with Joseph Gordon-Levitt) due next year. Hot young Hollywood stars you need to know

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10 awesome reasons we love Canada right now

Reason #7 to love Canada: Celeb photo-ops at the Toronto International Film Festival

Whether it's George Clooney taking selfies with fans at Roy Thomson Hall or celebs embracing one another on the red carpet, we look forward to sharing in these candid, star-studded moments for ten days every September. Most well-groomed celebrity men

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10 awesome reasons we love Canada right now

Reason #8 to love Canada: Our stripes

The stripes that show your Canadianness, the Hudson's Bay Company heritage collection of throws, coats and teacups have become our national symbol of late—spotted on celebs like Anna Dello Russo, Joshua Jackson (ours!) and Rachel Bilson (who's dating and expecting a child with Canadian Hayden Christensen, so we claim her too). Hudson's Bay Company Multi Stripe Caribou Throw ($150), at thebay.com. Summer fashion must-haves Canadian designers can't live without

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10 awesome reasons we love Canada right now

Reason #9 to love Canada: Our national crooner Michael Bublé

Imagine this man right here singing our national anthem in a plaid shirt and holding a beaver. We can't handle all the Canadiana either. Summer menswear: 5 fashion trends to shop for now

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10 awesome reasons we love Canada right now

Reason #10 to love Canada: Channing Tatum's coming to Winnipeg

It was just confirmed this week that Channing Tatum will be heading to Manitoba's fine capital city this fall to film the Magic Mike XXL sequel. So basically picture this man, a lot less clothed, dancing. We'll leave you with that (and see you there). Summer travel guide

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10 awesome reasons we love Canada right now

Bonus reason to love Canada: BABY SEALS!

OK, so this is technically 11 reasons, but seriously, we have these here too. You're welcome. Canada fashion special

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