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What makes a car Canadian?

Is there such a thing as a truly national car? A car may be fabricated in one country, having been designed by someone in a foreign company, and assembled using materials from yet another country.

As drivers and consumers, we may claim that some cars are Canadian, or reflect a Canadian way of life. What influences this? Is it the design or where the car was made? Or is it a matter of marketing and choice? Is it even possible for a car to represent a national identity?

Explore the showcases, timeline and image gallery, and learn more about the history of cars in Canada. Come to your own conclusions about what makes a car Canadian.

  • Designed
  • Made
  • Marketed
  • Chosen

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