It is... one of the well-springs of the pervasive Canadian spirit of envy that the success of a person implies the failure or exploitation of someone else. ... The destructive fixation of the envious English-Canadian mind requires that the highest, happiest, most agile flyers be laid low. [It is] a sadistic desire corroded by soul-destroying envy, to intimidate all those who might aspire to anything the slightest exceptional.
Conrad Moffat Black 1993 - from A Life in Progress