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

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Travel Advisory Issued - Canadians Should Avoid Crossing Mexico's Northern Border

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada has issued an official travel advisory for Canadians to avoid crossing Mexico’s northern border (between US and Mexico) by land, as shootouts, attacks, and illegal roadblocks may occur at any time.  This region is experiencing a high level of violence linked to drug trafficking.  There have been reports of carjackings targeting SUVs and full-sized pickup trucks along highways in the bordering Mexican states.  The full travel advisory goes into greater detail and there is a link on that page to register when traveling abroad to be notified in the event of other travel advisories or emergency evacuation notices.


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