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May 7th, 2016 by darkbeaver last post
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Bill to make 'O Canada' gender-neutral gets second reading
Bill to make 'O Canada' gender-neutral gets second reading Friday Joanne Laucius First posted: Thursday, May 05, 2016 06:35 PM EDT ... (by spaminator)
May 6th, 2016 by Jinentonix last post
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Muslim Canadians are proud to call this country home:
Thats the heartening take-away from a valuable survey by the Environics Institute that captures the attitudes of the million-strong Muslim community and gives the lie to conventional stereotypes and misperceptions. The survey will be an eye-opener for... (by tay)
May 2nd, 2016 by Ron in Regina last post
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Justice vs partiality.
Can we even call ourselves a "just" society? We're we ever a "just" society? Is Canada a "just" society? And why are there people in our country that confuse favouritism with equality? For example: If someone who is sane kills or tortures someone... (by Johnnny)
Apr 25th, 2016 by TenPenny last post
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Canadian Tire Web Site Irritant
Yes, yet another CT irritant. Looking for a product on CT's web site is a real pain. The culprit is the dreaded "Enter Store Location"(ESL) window. You would think it would go away after you were nose led into it's labrinth. The session doesn't retain... (by Rosebud)
Apr 22nd, 2016 by IdRatherBeSkiing last post
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Ontario police break up ‘domestic dispute’ between man and pet parrot
Ontario police break up domestic dispute between man and pet parrot BRIGHTON, Ont. An Ontario man ran afoul of provincial police this week after spending a night at home with his pet parrot. Police in Brighton, between Toronto and Kingston, say... (by mentalfloss)
Apr 12th, 2016 by Retired_Can_Soldier last post
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Snowboarding and singing
A cultural pastime. Disclaimer (by Retired_Can_Soldier)
Mar 28th, 2016 by Ludlow last post
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Only 61% of Canadians say they’re satisfied with their sex lives POPULAR!
Canadians in the Atlantic provinces have the most satisfying sex and romantic lives, while those in B.C. are less than happy with what happens in the bedroom, according to a new Ipsos poll. The poll, conducted exclusively for Global News, found that 61... (by tay)
Mar 23rd, 2016 by K225 last post
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This is Canada
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Mar 21st, 2016 by Machjo last post
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I Miss Canada
I do. (by Toro)
Mar 9th, 2016 by FiveParadox last post
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A Canadian political institution made me cry today
Just check out the article here. re: Mauril Bélanger serve as honorary Speaker of the House for a day, during his struggle with ALS. (by FiveParadox)
Mar 6th, 2016 by Curious Cdn last post
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Une femme à la Gendarmerie royale du Canada
There seems to be a lot of negative reporting when it comes to Canada and its institutions lately. So when a friend sent me this link from a French site it was refreshing to see a more positive story for a change. ... (by K225)
Feb 23rd, 2016 by MHz last post
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Canadian Carwash
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Feb 10th, 2016 by SLM last post
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Shrove Tuesday also know as Pancake Tuesday 2016
Enjoy yer pancakes today and party a lot cuz we got 6 weeks of lent starting tomorrow. (by Walter)
Feb 7th, 2016 by Curious Cdn last post
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Parliament Hill: Great Fire of 1916
On February 3, 1916, a fire broke out in the Centre Block of Parliament Hill, destroying most of the building. Quick-thinking parliamentary staff acted to protect as much of the country's history and archives as possible, without whom the fire would have... (by FiveParadox)
Feb 7th, 2016 by darkbeaver last post
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Why Can't Canadians Make Good Whisky?
Seriously? Canadian whisky sucks. There's no reason for this. Canada has great growing conditions. It has a great climate. Yet, it's whiskies aren't very good. I don't understand this. I've gotten into scotch the past few years. This is... (by Toro)
Feb 3rd, 2016 by eh1eh last post
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Roll Up The Rim 2016 Starts Today!
As of February 3rd, the cups will be *rolled* out. Prizes include: TV's Cars Cash etc., Good luck! (by tay)
Jan 30th, 2016 by tay last post
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CHRT makes landmark decision for fair treatment of First Nations children
Canadian Human Rights Tribunal reached a landmark decision on child services. And theres reason for optimism that the tribunals order will lead Canada toward ending some of the historical discrimination that remains firmly entrenched in federal policy.... (by tay)
Jan 26th, 2016 by B00Mer last post
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Canadian Pacific Posters
please add your below. ... (by B00Mer)
Jan 26th, 2016 by Tecumsehsbones last post
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Liberal MP trying again to change lyrics to 'O Canada' to make it more gender neutral
Liberal MP trying again to change lyrics to 'O Canada' to make it more gender neutral Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press First posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 07:21 AM EST ... (by spaminator)
Jan 25th, 2016 by petros last post
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Thank you "Canadian Tire"
I was getting a bad seal on the rims of snow blower tires an of course that would happen when it gets really cold, and the rims would slip on the tires when the air was lost...and putting a strap aound the tire to stick it to the rim to re-inflate it was... (by DaSleeper)
Jan 3rd, 2016 by Kreskin last post
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End of an Era - Dal Richards dies
When you ask longtime Vancouver residents what they remember most about the late Dal Richards, many turn their minds to the Roof. Through the 1940s and into the 60s, the hottest gigs in town were Richards Saturday night shows at the Panorama Roof atop... (by Twila)
Jan 2nd, 2016 by Curious Cdn last post
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Canadian Idioms
Since I'm American, I am trying to learn some Canadian Idioms. I really do not understand these terms, so allow me some leeway. Could someone tell me what they mean? 1. hoser 2. hoodie 3. chinook 4. eh 5. hydro - this is a prefix to us, like... (by unclepercy)
Dec 23rd, 2015 by Machjo last post
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Canadian Christmas verse.
Share any Canadian Christmas poem you find here. I'll start. By E. Pauline Johnson in Flint and Feather, Part I. Christmastide I may not go to-night to Bethlehem, Nor follow star-directed ways, nor tread The paths wherein the shepherds walked,... (by Machjo)
Dec 9th, 2015 by Walter last post
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A snapshot of Canadian diversity
Whenever we walk down the street, read the local paper or watch the local or national news, we see that the face of the Canadian population is changing. Immigration is a major driver of Canada's population growth. Over the last century, millions of... (by Locutus)
Nov 30th, 2015 by taxslave last post
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Between 1869-1932 Britain sent over 100k children to Canada
They were often seen as sources of cheap labour for Canadian families. Between 1869 and the late 1930s, over 100,000 juvenile migrants were sent to Canada from the British Isles during the child emigration movement. Motivated by social and economic... (by tay)
Nov 22nd, 2015 by Ron in Regina last post
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Canada's Crown Royal named World Whisky of the Year
Canada's Crown Royal named World Whisky of the Year Canada's Crown Royal named World Whisky of the Year | Lifestyle from CTV News Jim Murry, as popular as his books maybe, is not the end all of whiskey aficionados. I completely disagree with his... (by CDNBear)
Nov 22nd, 2015 by spaminator last post
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Suspect Who Robbed 2 Stores With Snowbrush On The Loose
Thunder Bay Police are looking for a snowbrush-wielding suspect who robbed Macs Convenience store locations on the citys north side early Saturday morning. The first incident occurred at Macs Balsam Street location, the second a short time later... (by tay)
Nov 11th, 2015 by tay last post
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The most decorated soldier in the Commonwealth was a Canadian
One of his most successful, and also most controversial raids fictionalized by Ernest Hemingway in the short story The Snows of Kilimanjaro was on 25 December 1917. Catching the Germans off guard, he and Lt. Harold Hudson, his wingman, shot up the... (by tay)
Oct 26th, 2015 by Walter last post
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Rehabilitation of Canada's Parliament Buildings
I briefly mentioned this in another thread but it deserves a thread o its own. I am in the parliament buildings at least once a year on business and see first hand how the restoration is progressing. Restoring the Hill - Parliament Hill - PWGSC... (by Walter)
Oct 22nd, 2015 by mentalfloss last post
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The Liberals didn't win. The Conservatives lost.
I believe that most Canadians are more libéral-conservative at heart, but still expect a competent leader of a character that is compatible with theirs. On the economic front, the Conservatives had it on the bag. Had the Conservatives run a campaign... (by Machjo)
Oct 18th, 2015 by Walter last post
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Whole milk
We became empty-nesters last month and, lo and behold, whole milk, or as we always called it years ago, homo, starts showing up in the fridge. Haven't had homo milk since I was a kid on the farm and got milk direct from the dairy farm next farm over.... (by Walter)
Oct 18th, 2015 by gerryh last post
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Can't we all just get along?
I am not a religious person, in fact I have a problem with organized religion, because it has been my experience that when you get a bunch of folks together and they start talking about the rules, sooner or later someone either ends up oppressed,... (by Retired_Can_Soldier)
Oct 1st, 2015 by Jinentonix last post
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A Civilizational Manifesto
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Sep 28th, 2015 by Locutus last post
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French-language Federal Debate
Here: French-language debate, 1st to feature 5 party leaders, set for tonight - Politics - CBC News So Harper got destroyed in this one. (by mentalfloss)
Sep 25th, 2015 by B00Mer last post
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Does anyone have had experience in applying to jobs in Canada?
Does anyone have had experience in applying to jobs in Canada? What are the best ways in which to prepare an application for a job? (by llenbarquin)
Sep 22nd, 2015 by darkbeaver last post
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Harcus Strachan
Canadian Army Verified account ‏@CanadianArmy #TributeTuesday #FWW Lt Harcus Strachan took... (by Locutus)
Sep 18th, 2015 by darkbeaver last post
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Has Canada’s love affair with Israel reached its climax?
Has Canadas love affair with Israel reached its climax? Supporters of Israel have had it good in Canada. The outgoing government is wildly supportive and the opposition New Democratic Party has purged a number of candidates for... (by darkbeaver)
Aug 23rd, 2015 by tay last post
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NDP would restore retirement age to 65
Thomas Mulcair says an NDP government would reverse changes made to Old Age Security by restoring the retirement age to 65 instead of 67. The governing Conservatives introduced the changes last spring, which are slated to take effect in 2023. ... (by tay)
Aug 16th, 2015 by captain morgan last post
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Violent August - The 1918 Anti-Greek Riots in Toronto
Caught this on TV. Very interesting On Friday August 1, 1918, approximately 20,000 soldiers and civilians attacked, looted and destroyed every Greek restaurant they could find – while police and militia, overwhelmed by the violence, just stood... (by tay)
Aug 6th, 2015 by Ludlow last post
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Vancouver couple struggles to make ends meet on only $25,000 a month
thaaat's right... Meet Eric and Ilsa. Eric, 41, is a physician who works one day a week in a medical clinic, for which he earns $200,000 a year. He works one additional day at a university, for which he makes another measly $100,000 annually. ... (by Locutus)
Aug 3rd, 2015 by Ludlow last post
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Things that make Canada great POPULAR!
Hey, I found this on a site canadaka.net, here's the long list of things which make Canada the best! Great variety in seasons Great world-wide reputation with other countries We invented Hockey We invented Basketball (by Andem)
Jul 30th, 2015 by Tecumsehsbones last post
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Porter Airlines seat change sparked by religious accommodation
Christine Flynn, 31, said she was buckled in and waiting for Porter Airlines Flight 121 from New York to Toronto to take off early on Monday morning when an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man approached. "He came down the aisle, he didn't actually look at me... (by tay)
Jul 27th, 2015 by petros last post
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The Sad Story of Canadian Geographic
I like this scrounger journalist Jesse dude. Canadian Geographic magazine has been published for 85 years by the Royal Canadian Geographic Society (RCGS), a self-described "iconic non-profit organization" founded in 1929. Through the years, the... (by Locutus)
Jul 23rd, 2015 by JLM last post
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RCMP Used Cadets to Study Effects of Pepper Spray
Questions are being raised about the RCMPs decision to use new recruits as guinea pigs in a study evaluating the effects of different concentrations of pepper spray. The National Post learned about the experiment after receiving an anonymous... (by grainfedpraiboy)
Jul 15th, 2015 by pgs last post
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Do You or Do You Not Support Muslim Immigration to Canada?
The population of Muslims in Canada has been doubling in Canada every decade since the 1960s. Mostly through immigration but a growing number of births and conversions are helping to propel Canada on a trajectory that would see Muslims reach 50%+1 of the... (by grainfedpraiboy)