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Happy Efisga Day, er, Canada Day

Have you wondered where the name ‘Canada’ comes from? It’s the Huron-Iroquois word ‘kanata’ which means ‘settlement’ or ‘village.’ Jacques Cartier first heard it in reference to Quebec City, but soon it was used to describe the whole region. Upper Canada Parliamentarian Thomas D’Arcy McGee argued the adoption of Canada as the name for the country in 1865. And the name was officially adopted on July 1, 1867. So, have you ever wondered what other names were being considered for this country? Here are some of the names that were bested by the moniker ‘Canada.’ Acadia – Albertland – Albionara…

So, who is our most famous Canuck today?

Who is the Canuck most recognized around the world today? Let us know who you think it is… . Or, perhaps, you have someone else in mind who is the most recognized Canadian around the world these days??   Chris George, providing reliable PR counsel and effective advocacy. Need a go-to writer or experienced communicator? 613-983-0801 @ CG&A COMMUNICATIONS.  

Quotes on our country Canada

In advance of our Nation’s 150th birthday party next week, By George Journal presents some of our favourite quotes on Canada and Canucks – so you might spice up your toasts on Canada Day! Cheers!   A Canadian is someone who knows how to make love in a canoe. — Pierre Burton We Canadians live in a blind spot about our identity. We have very strong feelings about who we aren’t but only weak ones about who we are. We’re passionate about what we don’t want to become but oddly passive about what we should be. — John Cruickshank (in McLean’s Magazine)…

As Canadian as…

It is as Canadian as sitting lakeside in an Adirondack and hearing the song of the loon. A few years back, the By George Journal held a contest to find the greatest simile that “best describes being Canadian.” In the end, our favourite Canada Day simile was one of our own. So, we are thinking of opening up this challenge again…. any suggestions? . (The photo was taken this June, while island camping on Crotch Lake, northeast of Tweed, Ontario.) Chris George, providing reliable PR counsel and effective advocacy. Need a go-to writer or experienced communicator? 613-983-0801 @ CG&A COMMUNICATIONS.  

What is Canada’s greatest symbol?

The By George Journal is conducting a Canadiana contest to select the most-Canadian of symbols. Essentially, what national item is most treasured by Canucks from coast-to-coast-to-coast? Based on the popular finalists of our Canada Day countdown last year, we have chosen a dozen of the most-beloved items of Canadiana and ask our followers to select their top 3.  Submit your choices to chrisg.george@gmail.com before midnight June 29. Then on Friday, June 30 By George will announce the top Canadiana symbol as selected most by our followers – just in time for our Nation’s 150 birthday bash! Here are the dozen…

Our PR Services Explained

  We are frequently being asked about CG&A COMM services. What is it that you do?! Here’s a brief explanation of our public relations offering.   Writers  We write a lot. Our public relations and government affairs firm specializes in advocacy campaigns, issue management and wordsmith services. At the core of all our work is quality writing and content marketing services. We are creative, provocative where required, and always effective in delivering clients’ key messages.   Advocates  With a background in politics and government relations, we provide advocacy advice and help to deliver public relations and issue oriented campaigns. Our company…