In their sesquicentennial Canucks are working to show the world what they are. As a multicultural society Canadians are diverse. Although there are persons of different backgrounds and heritages they acknowledge a common identity: Canadian. Whether the Canuck (a Canadian not the Vancouver NHL team) is telling the world who it is or trying to learn more about the one who chose to live in the eternal Winter, messages are being spread across social media. Continue reading
When was Canada’s first birthday?
This year Canadians are celebrating 150 years. Unknown to many its 150 years of confederation. That’s 150 years as a self-governing nation, signing a treaty that brought 4 British ruled colonies together.
The Great White North has been in existence for billions of years. The Albertosaurus and the oil fields are proof. It has been inhabited by humans for thousands of years, home of the Indigenous North Americans, victims of colonialism. Canada though has only been a self-governing nation recognized by the world for 150 years. Is July 1, 1867 really when Canada was born or has it forged its birth certificate? Continue reading
Canada growing old; who’s going to take care of them?
On May 3, 2017 Statistics Canada released the facts: Canada’s grey. In 2016 there were more people on the ice that were losing their hair than growing it.
The comb-over generation (age 15-64) was still the largest (59%), controlling the puck, but the baldies outnumbered the babies, the seniors (65+) had a larger team than the juniors (under 15). 23.5% of males were 65+; 16.6% were under 15. There were more oldies dying their hair (25.4%, women 65+) but fewer women than boys combing (15.3%, girls under 15).