Canada 101: A Primer for Americans
By: Leigh Patrick Sullivan
There have been many misconceptions swirling around down south about Canada. While lack of knowledge about America’s closest neighbor and ally is certainly not uncommon, current issues such as the Keystone XL pipeline have brought many to the surface.
While Canada is officially a bilingual country, in fact by 2001 statistics, only 28% of Canadians spoke both French and English, while 66% knew only one language.
Canada has had a national Conservative government led by Stephen Harper since 2005.
Canada sent forces in Afghanistan early in 2002 and has stood shoulder to shoulder with America in the War on Terror ever since.
Canadian Astronaut Chris Hatfield is currently in command of the International Space Station. Rumors that it is actually William Shatner are false.
- ‘Argo’ is an entertaining movie. It’s also fiction. A group of Canadians led by Ken Taylor smuggled those hostages out with some background assistance from the CIA.
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