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There is no doubt that Quebec's cultural identity has such great strength and proportions that the difference between it and the English Canadian culture is more than obvious. The main characteristic of Canada's culture lies in multiculturalism. Canada as a whole consists of a mixture of cultures, ethnic groups and languages thus being, at least theoretically, a cultural mosaic.  Far from being a mere historical fact, Canada is still influenced by aboriginal cultures, the aboriginal peoples through their language, music and art, still having a great influence on Canada's multicultural identity.

Canadian literature, either English or French is abundant of ethnic life themes. The main themes that can be found in Canada's literature are nature and frontier life. Another important theme is seclusion. These 3 aspects form the most common Canadian literature theme – the garrison mentality. Notable Canadian writers are authors like Saul Bellow, Margaret Atwood, Brian Moore, Stephen Leacock or Leonard Cohen.

In what regards Canada's visual art, the most prominent figures are the Group of Seven and the reputable painter Tom Thomson. The Group of Seven is formed by Lawren Harris, Arthur Lismer, A.Y. Jackson, J.E.H. MacDonald, Frederick Varley, Frank Johnston and Franklin Carmichael. The other two artists that joined the group are A.J. Casson and Emily Carr.  

Canada's music industry has produced many international loved singers. The biggest music prize awarding event in Canada is the Juno Awards presented by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. The worldwide famous Canadian singers are Leonard Cohen, Bryan Adams, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Alanis Morissette, Celine Dion, Avril Lavigne and Justin Bieber.