When it comes to our neighbours, one thing is certain - we don’t have very much in common. Although we share the same continent, the same television and even the same music, we are still very different.
We are Canadians, we live for hockey and we breathe red and white. We overuse the words 'thank you' and we're always the first to apologize. And those are just a few of our notable differences...
Here are 10 differences between us and our next door neighbours:
We love everyone and we welcome all. There's always a spot in Canada for our peeps around the world. If you’re thinking of making Canada your home, click here for more information on how you can achieve the Canadian dream.
The government of Canada website runs on a .CA domain (duh) and did you know that a portion of .CA domain registration fees go towards funding innovative projects to support the Canadian Internet community! I can't think of a better way to show off that Canadian pride!
Canada has 2 official languages
Canada actually has two official languages, our southern neighbours don’t. Which means that we have two different ways of saying what we're really feeling. This also means that many of our websites are in both languages.
If you're thinking of setting up a website, why not use a .CA domain instead?You can even register .CA domain name with accented characters like é, â, ç, ï, and many more. Register your website in both official languages and join the Canadian community!
For 2017 at least. Visit Parks Canada to see all of the parks and start planning your 2017 road trip!
Parks Canada runs on a .CA domain which means the website is safe and secure so you don't have to worry about a thing, except for maybe choosing which parks you'd like to visit!
We have Ryan Reynolds.
We have stronger beer
In the words of the great Tim Hicks. You may have a stronger army but man up here, we got stronger beer.
Speaking of stronger beer, Beau's All Natural is 100% Canadian! Check them out online to see their award winning beers. They proudly run on a .CA domain as well!
We have Canadian Netflix
Ok, USA. You win this one.
So you see, we are quite different than the folks over in the United States! While we may look similar, we have different ideas and beliefs. We also have our very own Canadian domain name because we're proud to be Canadian - after all, there's no one quite like us eh?
Mary Simon's approval rating is lower in Quebec compared to the rest of Canada, a poll released Wednesday showed, because the new governor general can't speak French.
An Angus Reid Institute poll of 2,049 Canadians found only 49% of Quebecers approve of her appointment compared to 74% of respondents in the rest of the country.
"Despite being from Nunavik (the Inuit homeland in Northern Quebec), and having been awarded the [province's] highest distinction, many Quebecers remain unconvinced Mary Simon is the best choice for governor general due to her lack of fluency in French," stated the Angus Reid Institute.
"Support is cleaved along linguistic divides in the only majority Francophone province in Canada," it continued, as only 40% of Quebecers whose first language is French approve of her appointment compared to 81% of English speakers.
Though Simon, the country's first Indigenous governor general, is not currently fluent in French, she has promised to learn, Angus Reid stated.
Expedia also shared data on Canadians' interest in visiting Quebec destinations. After Quebec City and Mont-Tremblant, Canadians seem to want to travel to La Malbaie, Tadoussac, Montreal and Gaspésie — in that order.
The results were based on searches for trips that would take place between July 7 and September 30.
In a new poll by the Angus Reid Institute, over half of Quebec respondents said that Canada should reach a vaccination rate of at least 75% before opening the U.S. border.
With many Canadians already envisioning a life post-COVID-19, the poll found that a "vast majority (69%)" are willing to wait it out until "at least three-quarters" of the country are fully vaccinated before opening the border to travel.
Only 22% of Canadians would be willing to open the Canada-U.S. border immediately, according to the survey.
Thirty-five percent of Quebec respondents agreed that the country should wait until over 75% of the population has two vaccine doses. Thirty-seven percent agreed that having 75% of the population fully vaccinated is adequate.
Only 20% of Quebec respondents agreed that the borders should open immediately.
Respondents in Alberta and Saskatchewan were the most interested in welcoming back Americans, according to the poll, as 42% and 30% of respondents, respectively, want the border to open immediately.