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

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Canadian Internet

I seriously fought all day trying to get my high speed pay through the nose satellite internet to go faster than a crawl today. Now the CRTC allows throttling which basically means if you have high speed your ISP can slow your speed to make it fair to others. What it really means is I pay 100% of the cost for X speed but at best I can expect 40%. Let's put this in perspective. I go into a burger joint and order a burger and pay for it BUT only get 40% of the burger. Hey, that sounds really fair because that is the Canadian way!

1 comment:

  1. This certainly didn't sound fair to me at all. Shouldn't we be getting what we were paying for?