Tag Archives: Canada-land

Swipes #44: Disputed Waterways

This is a variation on an oft-repeated theme. Long-time readers / viewers may recall the “Three Mile Limit” that was exploited during Prohibition in the United States. These cartoons show the long-standing debates between the U.S. and Canada over boundaries, … Continue reading

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Policy Brief on Canada-U.S. Education Initiatives

In case you are somehow unaware of the work of the North America Research Partnership (come on, get it together!), here’s an introduction to a policy brief that I worked on with the organization (the piece just came out today!): U.S.-Canada Educational … Continue reading

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On this day in history: Estevan, Saskatchewan

On this day in history… (He starts singing at 1:16. You can use this link or fast forward to skip the chatting if you prefer.) — In a little mining village Scarcely noticed on the map Bourgeois guns were turned … Continue reading

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A Uniquely Canadian Post

Can the word “Canadian” appear without the modifier “uniquely?” I feel like this must come up in the North American Free Trade Agreement, and I also feel like the answer is “not really, no. Sorry.” (Links to the [f]act that, … Continue reading

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“I just have to ask…”

Three of the best / my favo(u)rite questions that I have been asked about Canada (since, ya know, I have a BA, MA, and am ABD in the doctoral program in Canadian Studies) are as follows: (1) “Do they have … Continue reading

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North American merger much?

Last month, the Canada Institute hosted a discussion of Diane Francis’s recent book Merger of the Century: Why Canada and America Should Become One Country. (Link goes to the webcast of the 2-hour event.) The cover page reminded me of something, … Continue reading

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Koozie versus cozy

April Fool’s Day seems as good a day as any to continue the “what are you doing, Canada?” segment of this blog. Last summer while camping, the terminology regarding the most important piece of camping equipment came under debate. Apparently, … Continue reading

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Booze!

Somebody asked a question over on Reddit about Prohibition, so I thought I’d share three booze-y images and links that I’ve come across lately. — Those Canadians had our back during Prohibition (1920-1933 in the United States). “The 3 mile limit” … Continue reading

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Improve your writing with this one weird tip

Just kidding, it’s more like forty tips, and it won’t apply to all pieces of writing or even all writers equally, but here’s a list of writing tips and suggestions that I compiled for the Canadian Studies course for which … Continue reading

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Swipes File #25: Leaks

Today, let’s look at some leaky pipes: Image courtesy of the McCord Museum. Image courtesy of the McCord Museum. (Sorry, I’m getting lazy and doing screen captures for things that aren’t essential to my dissertation. It’s go time! Crunch time? … Continue reading

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