Anne of Green Gables vs. G.I. Joe: Friendly Fire Between by Allan Gould

By Allan Gould

Was it larger that our ancestors selected emigrate to Canada, or should still they've got long past to the united states? Snow and ice and excessive taxes? Or unaffordable overall healthiness care, weapons in kindergarten, and nice climate? And did not they need to movie the hit motion picture Chicago in Canada simply because we had the studios, the gaffers, and the sixty five cent buck? What approximately our nationwide goals? Gould defines the yank Dream because the legal responsibility for each American to accomplish status, fortune, and a trophy spouse as much as one-half the age of the 1st one, yet in simple terms after he accomplishes the 1st . The Canadian Dream is to pay a serviceman in money to prevent the GST, to visit Hawaii (if you reside in B.C.), and with a view to stream to the U.S. to make actual funds. And what approximately our assorted political platforms? within the U.S. there's severe debate approximately crusade finance reform; in Canada, we flip to Hansard to stick with an identical dialogue: ''Oh close up.'' ''YOU close up.'' ''Up yours!'' ''Oh yeah? you'll most likely take pleasure in that, Svend.'' G.I. Joe and Anne of eco-friendly Gables should be with regards to the funniest publication you are going to learn this fall.

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English Canada likely did not hear "O Canada" until a group of school children sang it for the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall (later King George V and Queen Mary), touring Canada in 1901 to the thrill of millions of native-born citizens and the utter lack of interest from the millions of immigrants pouring into the country at that time. " In 1906, a Toronto doctor named Thomas Bedford Richardson wrote one version. In 1908, a certain Mercy E. Powell McCulloch (voted "the most gentile name in human history" by the Kingston, Ontario, B'nai B'rith) wrote another version that also did not take.

SOME THOUGHTS ON THE EMBLEMS OF THE TWO NATIONS It is worth noting that all Canadians appear to be happy with the beaver as our national emblem. Not so with Americans and the bald eagle. Benjamin Franklin, perhaps the greatest American figure of all time (with the possible exception of John Kenneth Galbraith, who is actually Canadian), felt passionately that the eagle was a rotten choice as America's national emblem. I quote without 22 permission since Franklin's touching words have been in the public domain for over two centuries: "I wish that the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country.

Go figure). Most potentially dangerous to the great tradition of the monarchy in Canada is the push to remove or downgrade 40 the sovereign through frequent attempts to update the Citizenship Act, last tabled in the fall of 2002. ) swear (or affirm) that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, queen of Canada, her heirs and successors, according to the law, and I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada and fulfil my duties as a Canadian citizen.

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