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History, Politics, Society

Canada history: Feb 15 1965- Canada finally gets its own, wonderful, flag

Today is Canada’s National Flag Day Canada is still a relatively young country, but our national flag is even younger.  At 52, the Canadian Maple Leaf is now one of the most recognized flags in the world. Canada’s red and» 

Immigration & Refuge, Society

Meat processor wants to hire Syrian refugees

A meat-processing company is offering to hire Syrian refugees, reports Canadian Press (CP). Several companies in the meat sector have a chronic shortage of workers, in part because of restrictions on the hiring of temporary foreign workers. The Canadian government» 

Arts and Entertainment, History, Politics, Society

History: The long road to Canada’s national anthem

It’s Canada’s birthday, the 148th. On this day in 1980, O Canada was performed for the first time as Canada’s official national anthem. CBC-coverage of official ceremony (begins after commercial) For most of those 148 years however, Canada didn’t really» 

History, Politics, Society

Happy 50th ! Canada’s National Flag

Canada is still a relatively young country, but our national flag is even younger. The Canadian Maple Leaf, now one of the most recognized flags in the world, celebrates its 50th anniversary this Sunday February 15th Throughout most of our»