Ever since I can remember I've heard the comment that there is "no difference" between Canadians and Americans. I respectfully beg to differ as there is a difference on so many levels! We have unique Canadian culture consisting of Canadianisms, a Canadian perspective on world events, Canadian cuisine as well as products and foods only available in Canada. This blog is dedicated to celebrating all things Canadian from "my perspective" as a Canadian. Please enjoy your visit and be sure to visit often.

Garden Gnome
Americans should never underestimate the constant pressure on Canada which the mere presence of the United States has produced. We're different people from you and we're different people because of you. Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is effected by every twitch and grunt. It should not therefore be expected that this kind of nation, this Canada, should project itself as a mirror image of the United States.
- Pierre Trudeau

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Merging the Canadian and US Dollar

For most intents and purposes the Canadian dollar reflects what happens in the US. Anyone who travels to or shops in the US is always concerned over that all important exchange rate. In fact if the exchange rate is too high the trip might even be cancelled and if you do go you certainly won't be spending much money. What a better way to get a few chuckles out the current economic situation than enjoying a video clip from Rick Mercer. If they actually do merge the dollars as suggested I would recommend the name tweenie. We already have a loonie and toonie so tweenie would fit quite nicely.



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