Originally posted by noonebutme
I know for a fact that *some* Canadians much prefer their British ties and ancestry to having anything to do with the US.
I mean, they both hate the French so..
I have no problem with Canada's relationship to the Royals or
the French. It's part of our national character. Drive down the highway...note
the crown on the sign. Some still say "The King's Highway". Ontario Provincial Police cruisers display a coat of arms on the door...including a
crown. Lot's of Royal references around, but many are subtle. We have the 'Queen's Cowboys' (RCMP)...out on the Rock, they have The Royal
Newfoundland Constabulary, whose dress uniforms include 'Bobby' style hats.
And in consideration of our roots, one may have noticed that we retain British spelling in many instances...unlike our neighbour
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As to the French, they are an integral part of this country. Where I live used to be part of New France...as was much of the U.S....and I am
fascinated by the subtle remains of their presence that can still be discerned if you look for them. I enjoy Quebec and spent 5 days in Quebec City
last summer...the oldest walled city in North America. My French sux...and we still had a great time.
Like I said, our colonial connections are part of who we are and for the most part, we relish them.