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, February 19, 2013

Well, CAA Really Scored on the New International Driver's Permit

For those not following this saga, Florida (you know who has a large number of Canadian tourists) has demanded Canadians driving in Florida have the International Driving Permit (IDP).  The only place that can issue the IDP is CAA at a cost of $25.  So, that has lost all credibility for me for CAA and we were loyal customers who will not be renewing.  You see, CAA would not be doing this if they weren't making money.  Funny how AAA in the US charges $10 for the IDP but CAA charges $25.  That's some exchange rate, don't you think?  BUT it gets better, as the news spreads, CAA offices are running out of the permits.  Hey, perfect planning, don't you think.  Just in time for March break ruining Canadian vacations to the sunny south.....


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