Today I am introducing a new occasional series. “Made in Canada, eh?” This will be a sometimes humorous, sometimes serious look at events in Canada that should be of interest to our American and international readers. Sometimes we may even foray into dangerous terrritory and take a look at American events from a Canadian perspective.
Today will be a double post, this introduction, and and additional commentary by Dennis Maione, on a recent Canadian Supreme Court ruling. My series on “Why I am an Ally” will return next Friday. (My apologies to Geoff who has been waiting six years for this.)
For the uninitiated, you may have a few misconceptions about Canada.
Yes we have a Prime Minister with a six pack (though I don’t think it is quite as good as drawn), we have mountains (except where we don’t), and polar bears (I saw one in zoo once), and Canada geese (way too many). Riding a moose, however, will get you arrested.
There are a number of subtle and not so subtle differences between Canadians and Americans. To explain some of these differences, here is my friend, radio host, bike racing champion, and Canadian icon, Jeff Douglas on his take 25 years ago. I might add that both the commercial and Jeff have aged well.
I hope you enjoy the series!