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Should the beaver be replaced as Canada's national symbol?

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A Conservative senator wants to replace the beaver - which she calls a "dentally defective rat" and a "toothy tyrant" - as Canada's national symbol with the more "majestic" polar bear.

Sen. Nicole Eaton says the polar bear is Canada's "most majestic and splendid mammal," and a powerful symbol in the lives of aboriginal peoples in the North.

"A country's symbols are not constant and can change over time as long as they reflect the ethos of the people and the spirit of the nation," Eaton told her Senate colleagues Thursday. "The polar bear, with its strength, courage, resourcefulness and dignity is perfect for the part."

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