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Canada’s Fractious Flag Debate of 1964

Canada’s Fractious Flag Debate of 1964

Top left is the new maple leaf flag, next to the Red Ensign, with the Union Jack on the bottom right. In the bottom left corner is the original maple leaf flag proposed by Prime Minister Lester Pearson. Next is a revised version of the same flag, and the third is a...

Bud Light – An Alphabet Too Far?

Bud Light – An Alphabet Too Far?

Beer is big business. Canadians quaffed 2.1 billion litres of the sudsy beverage last year. The American market for the stuff is worth over $120 billion annually. People care about which beer they drink; they wear hats and t-shirts proclaiming their allegiance to a...

We Need a Little More Christmas

We Need a Little More Christmas

It is late December and, as one looks around, the usual sights and sounds are in evidence. The parking lots of shopping malls are full. The postman’s bag is swollen with cards, flyers, and appeals from charitable organizations. Stacks of Amazon boxes pile up beside...