Honestly, if you’re not follow Dale you’re missing out. He was one of the key reporters at Toronto City Hall during the Ford years. He knows how to cover this stuff, and he’s good and fast! His daily lists of lies are amazing.
Offtopic: the 25px version of your avatar looks like an anime character. Really cool!
Second the ddale8 follow. His bullshit detector is well tuned and he’s entertaining.
So what the hecks going on BC? Hows that election coming?
PSA for BC folks. It’s that time again. If you haven’t already, make sure you are registered to vote. Then get out and do it.
Will either plead or double-dog dare, whichever gets people to the polls.
(Please. Any Canadian is at least ten characters, regardless of what they say).
This belongs in here:
Trying to explain the fubar-ed-ness of the private/public school boards in each province (don’t EVEN get me started NFLD why the fuck you put that in your constitution?) to outsiders is hilarious. “So the catholic system is private?” “no, it public, sort of, in Ontario when you’re doing your taxes you tick a box for public or catholic, and thats the board that gets your money”
It is constitutional too, not just in Newf. It’s the system I grew up with in Quebec. I was in the Protestant school board in the West Island; across town (Pointe-Claire), St. Thomas High School was the Catholic high school, and it was effectively two separate schools, one French, one English. Naturally all the Jewish, Muslim and Hindu kids ended up in the Protestant schools (no religious studies, for one).
Quebec has since got smart, I think. Now the split between school boards is purely linguistic. It took a constitutional amendment to get it done, however.
It goes to show the power the catholic church had in the formation of our country eh?
In Ontario we had the “separate” school system. Not specifically catholic cuz we were founded by Anglicans. (All the pomp and none of the guilt?) - seriously the wiki on the separate school system in Ontario is fascinating! Goes back to the colonies and English vs. French stuff! Neat!
Weirdly, we grew up saying the lords prayer every morning after the national anthem. Go secularism! LOL
The Manitoba RCMP and the Vancouver PD are beefing on twitter.
Ten characters and three territories.
This is tangentially related to the kids show thread… but did y’all know that the Hilarious House of Frightenstein was Canadian? And many Americans have never heard of it? Not even dedicated Vincent Price fans?
And I have it on good authority it was NOT aired in NFLD. And it was filmed in Toronto, so it aired in Ontario, and I know it aired in Alberta, who else remembers this one?
Your deep cultural/social conditioning
I think I recognize this one too. I’m not sure if it got syndicated to the US at some point or if we were watching Windsor TV. (Detroiters can see some Windsor TV over-the-air, though it’s trickier since the digital conversion.)
It didn’t air much in the US because of the all the music rights. Even now you’ll only get bootlegs and the official re-releases had the music cut out! So you just had igor dancing… to silence? It was weird. I would bet you were watching Windsor TV.
I grew up on Buffalo TV. So fair trade.
We did, too; how close to “South Detroit”, aka Windsor", did you live? As the falcon flies, I was raised about three miles northeast of Lake St. Clair. And when I was a Bluebird, we went to Canada to be on “The Bozo Show”! I didn’t win the six-pack of pop, though, dammit!
The worst thing about growing up close enough to the border that we got TV ads from the US was the goddamn fucking Carvel Icecream ads!
We didn’t have this! We couldn’t get this! This was just cruel!!
Born and raised in the D itself, Southwest neighborhood.
OOOOOOoooooo…I’m from the southeast side - just north of the GPs.
Are we s’posed to fight or something, LOL?
Aaaargh! I’m patiently waiting form my vote-by-mail package, as I’ll be out of the country on voting day. I am NOT sitting this one out…! Yeesh.
I do, but I did my kidhood in ON, so…