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originally posted by: DumpMaster
a reply to: aboutface
I'm Canadian, but can't land a decent job at all here because I don't speak the minority french language. It's terrible, and it is spreading. Recently I've seen jobs posted for fence post installer, garbage truck driver, & warehouse worker all requiring the worker to be fluent in English and French, written, reading and oral. That's right folks, if you aren't fluent in both languages you don't have the skill to toss garbage bags into the back of a truck up here..
Sympathies and warmest feelings go out to Manitobans and prairie people caught up in floods.
originally posted by: canucks555
Happy B-Day Canad-eh
So, is this the year that we take over the world?
(insert insidious laugh)
Canada’s name comes from a misunderstanding between Jacques Cartier and some Iroquois youth who were pointing out a village (for which they used the word “Kanata”). They were actually trying to identify the small area which is present day Quebec City, but Cartier used the similar-sounding word “Canada” to refer to the whole area. Oops!
Canada officially got its own national flag on February 15, 1965 — almost 100 years after it became a country (in 1867).
Forget the Loch Ness Monster: Canada has its own mysterious lake creature, Ogopogo, who reportedly lives in Lake Okanagan, British Columbia.