"Living next to you (the USA) is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is affected by every twitch and grunt."- 
Pierre Elliot Trudeau was a Canadian liberal prime minister. He decriminalised abortion and homosexuality during the 60's stating «there's no place for the State in the bedrooms of the nation. ». He gave the same Civil rights to LGBT people in 1982.