Category Archives: Canada

How about this as a governing philosophy: You pay for what you get

You like it? Well, then the Atlantic suggests you need to move to… It’s really quite simple: When Canadian governments need more money, they raise taxes. Canadians are not thrilled when this happens. But as Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. … Continue reading

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The university is named after a guy with a bad history, so let’s…

…change the name of the place. One critic, writing on CBC.ca, says that might not be the best choice. While these name changes might offer symbolic victories for advocates, they are actually a rather ineffective way of grappling with the … Continue reading

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Cannonball! And it’s live!

The BBC has the details. Builders in the old part of the Canadian city of Quebec have unearthed a live cannonball fired by the British during a siege in 1759. … Army bomb disposal experts later collected the device, saying … Continue reading

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A Canadian team wears a U.S. flag on its uniform sleeves, but…

Editor’s note: A reader correctly noted that the original post inadvertently equated Canada’s and America’s independence from the United Kingdom. I’ve edited that portion of the story. …an American team didn’t wear the Canadian flag on its uniform days earlier. … Continue reading

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In Canada, Trump is a laughing matter. Everywhere.

A woman was asked why she is proud to consider Canada home. As she gave her answer, I had to nod my head in agreement. She told the television reporter that Canada was a place that always felt calm. She … Continue reading

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A visit to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (part 3)

My first post about the Moretti family visit to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum focused on the Lancaster airplanes. My second post highlighted some of the photos I took. In this third post, which is my final one, I add … Continue reading

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A visit to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (part 2)

I highlighted the appearance of the Lancaster airplanes in my first blog post relating to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Below are a few photos I took, as the Moretti family made our unscheduled, and awesome, visit to this gem. … Continue reading

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