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Marilyn wrote at 2008-07-28 13:59:18
Actually, it is part of a joke.  Lavelle is trying to get in good with Riker, so he uses the informatoi\\ion that he is Canadian to butter him up.  When Riker informs Lavelle that he is actually from Alaska, poor Lavelle deflates and has to leave.

Lonewolf359 wrote at 2008-09-01 23:33:22
After Barclay is told these things, he approaches Riker and comments on his Canadian heritage to which Riker replies that he is actually from Alaska. Barclay was merely either lied to or given bad information, as part of the script.

Rob wrote at 2010-02-18 17:32:47
In the episode Lower Decks, The ensign is misinformed about Riker being Canadian and Riker corrects him that he is from Alaska.

chrisc wrote at 2010-04-28 20:16:37

Several minutes later in the same scene, Riker corrects the situation by saying 'No, I'm from Alaska'.

wesley wrote at 2013-01-29 23:09:51
If you watch for another 5 minutes, you will learn that the waiter was misinformed, which creates an awkward situation for the young office who tried to start a casual conversation around the topic of his own Canadian grandfather.  

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I can answer trivia or reference questions about Star Trek: The Next Generation in general, its episodes, plots, characters, and starships involved in the series. I am also current on the TNG movies, up to and including, Nemesis. In addition, a subspecialty of mine relates to the law of the Federation and Starfleet military justice, tying in my fascination with the TV show JAG and US military justice with that of the Star Trek arena.


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