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, November 25, 2010

Elections BC Rejects HST Petition

Elections BC rejected the application for recall in the suburban Victoria riding of Oak Bay-Gordon Head, saying it contains too many words1.  They ruled that HST and MLA are not two word but rather eight resulting in the petition exceeding the 200-word allotment.

From this Canadian's perspective, give me a break!  The acronyms HST and MLA are part of the Canadian vocabulary.  Insisting these acronyms are eight words rather than two is about as anal as acting chief electoral officer Craig James can get.  This tactic crosses the line to political interference.  This is indeed a sorry state of affairs for Canadian politics!


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