Yes Jamie, we in Europe should be grateful to the Canadian, American and British forces, otherwise we were talking German now.
We do speak German occasionally but now out of free will when we show German tourists the way to the beach.
The Germans are thankfully our friends and neighbors now and we live in good harmony with them.
I have visit Canada many times, even Mississauga, the shopping centre there.
Everywhere I was in Canada, BC, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, I have met nice and friendly people, they even switched from French to English for me when I was in Montreal (beautiful city BTW).
Before the banking crisis, I did go to Canada and/or the US every year for a few weeks, now I'm due to financial reasons limited to stay in Europe.
On the other hand, Spain, the Canary Islands, Italy, Greece, Turkey or France are good places to spend some time too.
But I can't wait till the economics are going better and I can spend my time in your beautiful country again.
It's always a good thing to meet people from there.
So, maybe in the future we meet.