As a result of Israel‘s bombing of Lebanon, some 20,000 Canadian citizens are being evacuated from Beirut. The Star, the leading newspaper here, asked its readers “whether Ottawa is doing enough to evacuate Canadian citizens from Lebanon”.
I am neither a Canadian citizen (yet) nor from Lebanon, but I found the following answers particularly distressing interesting. Note that these are two replies out of 9, and that could make, unscientifically sampled, 22.2% percent of Canadians who feel that:
World Cup is over at last. And as I write this entry, I can hear car horns blaring outside and people – read Italians – shouting and chanting. It’s bound to be a party night for them for sure.
I watched the World Cup Soccer Final on a local TV channel here, complete with an American commentary. I would like to re-emphasize that I watched the Final (and previous games) with an American-accented commentary.
I wonder what makes one of Canada’s largest widely-read-mainstream-media-giant-newspaper-blah-etc like The Globe and Mail to invite instant reader comments as if it were a cheap-opinion discussion forum or a personal opinion blog (like this one, I admit!) and not an informed-opinion national newspaper.
Yup, it’s my first Canada Day in Canada…
This news item was just too good to resist posting about, eh?
Why do I suddenly feel that some radar has started blinking down south, in order to promote liberty, freedom and democracy in Alberta very soon… he he he.
According to The Monitor, a statistical publication by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada, United States was ranked number one country sending foreign workers to Canada (2nd table below). In terms of Permanent Residents, however, China is the undisputed king, followed by India, Philippines and Pakistan (all four sending more than ten thousand new immigrants each.)
Sigh. May be I’m getting too old for public transit, eh? Or may be it is indeed a little complicated?
I just wanted to know an easy way to get on a Mississauga bus and connect to a GO train.