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What’s Different in Canada? A Guide for Americans
July 10, 2013 – 2:28 pm | Comments Off on What’s Different in Canada? A Guide for Americans
What’s Different in Canada? A Guide for Americans

“Mom, there’s a word that peo­ple use here that means ‘hat,’” my 10-year-old daugh­ter told me one day dur­ing our first win­ter in Vancouver.

“It sounds like ‘tunic.’”

“Tunic?” I asked. “A hat? Are you sure?”

If …

Why Move to Victoria? It’s the Imagination Economy, Stupid
June 6, 2013 – 9:32 am | Comments Off on Why Move to Victoria? It’s the Imagination Economy, Stupid
Why Move to Victoria? It’s the Imagination Economy, Stupid

British Columbia’s cap­i­tal city of Victoria used to be dubbed a des­ti­na­tion for the “new­ly wed and near­ly dead.” Yes, it was — and still is — pop­u­lar among both new­ly­weds and retirees, but with a grow­ing …

What Languages Does Canada Speak? A New Census Report
November 15, 2012 – 7:27 am | Comments Off on What Languages Does Canada Speak? A New Census Report
What Languages Does Canada Speak? A New Census Report

Twenty per­cent of Canada’s pop­u­la­tion, or near­ly 6,630,000 peo­ple, speaks a lan­guage oth­er than English or French at home, accord­ing to a recent report from Statistics Canada.

The most wide­ly spo­ken lan­guages include Mandarin, Cantonese, …

If Your Candidate Loses, Will You Move to Canada?
November 5, 2012 – 12:50 pm | Comments Off on If Your Candidate Loses, Will You Move to Canada?
If Your Candidate Loses, Will You Move to Canada?

Every four years, as the next US pres­i­den­tial elec­tion approach­es, the spec­u­la­tion begins anew.

Will thou­sands of Americans move to Canada if their can­di­date los­es?

In “At a Loss? There’s Always Canada,” the New York Times

Are You Smarter than a 10th Grader (about Canada)? Take this Quiz!
November 1, 2012 – 6:43 am | Comments Off on Are You Smarter than a 10th Grader (about Canada)? Take this Quiz!
Are You Smarter than a 10th Grader (about Canada)? Take this Quiz!

Do you know enough about Canadian his­to­ry and gov­ern­ment to pass the Canadian cit­i­zen­ship test?

Or are you (at least) smarter than the aver­age Canadian 10th grad­er?

A group of Grade 10 stu­dents recent­ly chal­lenged …