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Mar 19th, 2007 by crit13
Extreme Weather in Canada
Weather forms the Canadian psyche as much as hockey and the maple leaf. It occupies our thoughts daily, particularly in winter. At the time of this writing January 2005 the weather has occupied Canadians' thoughts more than usual, as indeed the...
Mar 17th, 2007 by eh1eh
Which prov. do you dislike the most?
We can have a little fun here, be civil, but have some fun! Which prov. do you dislike the most? For whatever reason!: The people The politics etc. etc. ETC.
3,100 marijuana plants seized at Ontario mushroom farm
Eight people were arrested after police busted what they believe is the largest indoor marijuana grow operation ever found in eastern Ontario. Ontario Provincial Police seized 3,100 marijuana plants from the Imperial Mushroom Farm in North Stormont,...
Mar 15th, 2007 by tamarin
Eugenics: Keeping Canada Sane
"Great men are almost always bad men," Lord Acton famously said. If that is so, we are going to have to tolerate flaws if we want to celebrate "great" Canadians. The eugenics movement of the early 20th century particularly tries our tolerance of several...
Mar 14th, 2007 by missile
I was reading this article this a.m and was wondering what was meant by "deep integration" I'm just exploring who the council of Canadians are also ,any ideas or comments on the council ?? ...
the gay agenda.
So, at times, I have been "accused" of pushing a gay agenda. Um.... What the hell is a gay agenda???? What exactly is this??? The only thing I'm pushing for is to treat people who are who they are, not by choice, but because that is who they are,...
Mar 12th, 2007 by Vereya
English First'ers: Do you know the French language?
Just wondering. I was FORCED, to take French class in Grades 4 through 8. I could quit in Grade 9. And 3/4s of my Grade quit in Grade 9 when they could. Is forcing kids to learn a language a good way about going to get kids learning French?
Why so much use of AntiDepressants
My views on this subject are split, I see where they may help ,But I also see the widespread use for profit or for some other reason ??? Could there be chemicals in the air that we aren't told of that are affecting us widespread and the anti d' s...
Mar 9th, 2007 by karrie
Family members sob as body of fallen Canadian soldier returns home
By Maria Babbage CFB TRENTON, Ont. (CP) - Family members wept and clutched each other for moral and emotional support Friday at a heart-wrenching repatriatrion ceremony marking the return to Canada of the latest young soldier to lose his life in...
Mar 8th, 2007 by tracy
Calgary Firm Brokering Organs from China
Transplants - a great miracle for many - a horror for some Calgary firm under fire for brokering organ transplants in China Michelle Lang CanWest News...
Mar 6th, 2007 by sanctus
Finance minister hints at possible movement by banks on ABM fees
By David Friend TORONTO (CP) - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said Monday he expects some of Canada's biggest banks will respond to the concerns he has raised about automated banking machine fees, hinting that changes could be on the way without...
Least Popular Prime Minister
Lots of talk on this list about the most popular Prime Minister of recent times. Just for fun, which of the past ten Prime Minister's did, or do, you dislike the most? Note: You can make more than one choice;-)
Unanimous voice of the Women Cheifs and Councilliors
First Nations women leaders issue strong statement at conclusion of historic meeting Today there are 109 First Nations women chiefs and hundreds of women councilors leading our people. This is close to 20% of all the First Nations leaders, a much...
The Great Law
The Great Law is the founding constitution of the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy. It is an oral tradition, codified in a series of wampum belts now held by the Onondaga Nation. It defines the functions of the Grand Council and how the native nations can...
Mar 3rd, 2007 by sanctus
Banning smoking helps addicts quit
As the start of another new year rang in resolutions to quit smoking, health officials and other experts said public bans and restrictions are helping Canadians kick their addiction to nicotine. Calgary became one of the latest areas of the country to...
Bring on the Big Mac
By Megan Leach TORONTO (CP) - Can a Royal dissing by Prince Charles take some of the fun out of a Happy Meal? With all respect, apparently not. "It's just a fast-food place - I don't think it's bad," said Matthew Davison, 26, who was chowing down...
Are we really that different from Americans (culturally)?
Ok, we are bombardded by American media(CBS, ABC, etc.), we have the same type of services and lives as Americans (Wal-Mart, McDonalds, etc.) So what honestly makes us different, culturally. Not politically, but as a culture, and a people. ...
More problem children today than 50 years ago
By Lorrayne Anthony TORONTO (CP) - If today's youth seem incorrigible, it's because there are more problem children now than 50 years ago, a study released Tuesday by the Vanier Institute for the Family suggests. The finger of blame points at...
Travellers face 2-month wait for passports
Canadians scrambling to obtain passports before a March break holiday may be out of luck, with waiting times now stretching to 60 days, Passport Canada says. Passport Canada spokeswoman Francine Charbonneau said the agency is receiving high volumes of...
Drug rape myth exposed
by JENNY HOPE Women who claim to be victims of 'date-rape' drugs such as Rohypnol have in fact been rendered helpless by binge-drinking, says a study by doctors. They found no evidence that any woman seeking help from emergency doctors because...
24 TV hockey channel
Since hockey is the Cdn game, we need a 24 hour hockey channel. It would show current games, say about three days old. When a local game is on TV for the Canucks it would show boxing or the weather so viewers would have to watch. The NHL gets bigger...
Canadians bashing Americans
(Ok, side note: I have heard multiple times that I complain to much, keep that issue out of this thread) Is it just me, or do you get annoyed when "patriotic" Canadians say this and that about Americans. Now, this is different then the nation of...
Things I don't like about Canada.
What are some things you don't like about Canada? Political or Personal. Well for me a burning issue that drives me mad is Quebec. I do not think it is fair to me as a tax payer to have to foot the bill for bilingualism, there are two French...
Charter of Rights & Freedons - Pros & Cons
I want to hear what others have to say about its pros/cons, before I jump in and respond. My only first opinion is: The Charter is about the rights of I / ME it does not set out the rights of US. To me its all "me, me, me" What about, my rights to...
Governor General points to racism in address to N.S. legislature
By Michael Tutton HALIFAX (CP) - Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean used a speech to the Nova Scotia legislature to tackle the touchy issue of racism in the province, urging citizens Tuesday to "take apart the walls of difference that continue to separate us." ...
Star Trek or Star wars?
How you want Canada to be in a far away future? A world like Star Trek or a world like Star wars? You can forget the force thing and the multi species of Star wars and keep the rest. We are also speaking about the human society of star-trek.
Quebec or Canada?
Quebec or Canada? In a busy Parisian cafe, a tourist is sitting alone, enjoying a crème caramel. Another tourist approaches: Me sit here? No problem... Thank you, very nice... Are you on vacation?
Feb 9th, 2007 by sanctus
Judge correct in jailing deadbeat dad: top court
A lower court was correct in finding a wealthy plastic surgeon in contempt of court and giving him a jail sentence after he left the country and stopped paying support to his ex-wife Leaka and their children, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday. ...
The U. S. Constitution and Canadian History and Culture
J. M. Bridgeman Canada exists because of the United States and in reaction to the U.S. Constitution. After 1763, both nations (their earlier eastern seaboard versions) were under British rule. In 1776, when the thirteen colonies could take the...
3rd week in Feb holiday in Cda
Canada needs a holiday in mid February, every third Monday should be a legal holiday in Canada. Call it hockey/flag/snow day or whatever, I dont care. Just make a new holiday.
Feb 1st, 2007 by sanctus
Maisonneuve and the Founding of Montreal
Radiant sunshine bathed the Island of Montreal on the morning of May 18th, 1642. The hawthorns and wild cherry trees were in blossom and the meadow, where a group of French colonists had set up an altar, was dotted with trilliums and violets. Father...
Question about US culture.
Unfortunately, there is no world culture forum, so I'm putting this in the Canadian culture forum for lack of a better place. Today I came across the following statement from a Chinese EFL newspaper for middle school students: "Chinese like putting...
Feb 1st, 2007 by sanctus
Founding of the CBC
Besides hockey and the maple leaf, there is little as symbolically Canadian as the CBC the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. It grew out of a developing nation's need to express its identity and find its voice. The country had emerged from World War I...
Feb 1st, 2007 by sanctus
Calixa Lavallée and the Origins of "O Canada"
Canada's national anthem was first heard one fine June evening in 1880, on the campus of Laval University in Quebec City. Joseph Keaney Foran and some fellow law students were relaxing in one of the buildings when they heard a commotion at the front door....
use of the word "Canuck"
Hi. I am from the USA, and I have a question about the use of the word Canuck. Now I know there's a hockey team called the Canucks, but I was wondering if a person could be called a Canuck and take it as an insult, much like here in the US when African...