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By George Newsletter – 2018 Canada Day Issue

Earlier this week, By George Journal delivered its e-newsletter – the 2018 Canada Day issue. In case you missed it, click on the Proudly Canadian symbol below to see the copy. And if you wish to get on the By George mailing list to receive future e-newsletters and missives, click here to sign up. . . Chris George, providing reliable PR counsel and effective advocacy. Need a go-to writer and experienced communicator? Call 613-983-0801 @CG&A COMMUNICATIONS.  

Happy Birthday Sir John A. Macdonald

Happy birthday to the Father of Confederation, our country’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. Take a look at the By George Journal archive of posts on this storied man.   Chris George provides reliable PR & GR counsel and effective advocacy. Need a go-to writer and experienced communicator? Call 613-983-0801 @ CG&A COMMUNICATIONS.

10 Favourite Quotes of Sir John A. Macdonald

January 11th (Thursday) marks the birth date of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first Prime Minister and a Father of Confederation. Here are 10 of By George’s favourite quotes. Politics is a game requiring great coolness and an utter abnegation of prejudice and personal feeling. There were, unfortunately, no great principles on which parties were divided – politics became a mere struggle for office. Anybody may support me when I am right. What I want is someone that will support me when I am wrong. There may be obstructions, local differences may intervene, but it matters not — the wheel…

By George 10 most favourite quotes on Canada

Canada was built on dead beavers. — Margaret Atwood The beaver, which has come to represent Canada as the eagle does the United States and the lion Britain, is a flat-tailed, slow-witted, toothy rodent known to bite off it’s own testicles or to stand under its own falling trees. — June Callwood The huge advantage of Canada is its backwardness. – Marshall McLuhan Canada has never been a melting-pot; more like a tossed salad. — Arnold Edinborough Canada is like an old cow. The West feeds it. Ontario and Quebec milk it. And you can well imagine what it’s doing…

Canada’s #1 Symbol

Through the past few weeks, the By George Journal conducted a Canadiana contest to select the most-Canadian of symbols.  Based on the feedback of our followers, here are the top-three, most-beloved symbols of Canadiana.   In reverse order, the top-three selected symbols are: #3 The RCMP   #2 The Game of Hockey   #1 The Beaver   Chris George, providing reliable PR counsel and effective advocacy. Need a go-to writer or experienced communicator? 613-983-0801 @ CG&A COMMUNICATIONS.

Facts about Canada Day

Here is a compilation of some interesting facts about our country’s national celebration – Canada Day. A proclamation signed by the Governor General on June 20, 1868, asked all Canadians to join in the celebration of the anniversary of the uniting of Upper and Lower Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia as the dominion of Canada on July 1st, 1867. The British North America Act proclaimed “one Dominion under the name of Canada,” hence the original title of the holiday, “Dominion Day”, which was established by statute in 1879. After the original declaration, there is no record of organized ceremonies…

You might be Canadian if…

You might be Canadian if: You have 10 favorite recipes for moose meat. You know how to pronounce and spell “Saskatchewan” Your municipality buys a Zamboni before a bus. You know that Canadian Tire on any Saturday is busier than the toy stores before Christmas. You bring a portable TV on a camping trip so that you don’t miss Hockey Night. You substitute beer for water when cooking. You pity people who haven’t tasted a “beavertail”. You have worn shorts and a parka at the same time You design your Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit. You have twins…

Short jokes re: Canada

Q: What do you call a sophisticated American?/ A: Canadian. Q: What are the two seasons of weather in Canada? / A: Six months of winter and six months of poor snowmobiling. Q: What does a Canadian say when you step on his foot? / A: “Sorry” Q: How do you empty a swimming pool of Canadians? / A: “Excuse me, could everyone please get out of the pool?” Q: What’s the difference between an American and a Canadian?/ A: An Canadian not only has a sense of humour but can also spell it. Q: Did you hear about the…

The Maple Leaf Forever!

Here are the words of the chorus and first couple of verses of the song that first united our land – the song that our soldiers marched to in WWI – establishing forever the maple leaf as an enduring symbol of all that is Canadian. Chorus: The Maple Leaf, our emblem dear, The Maple Leaf forever! God save our Queen and Heaven bless The Maple Leaf forever! In days of yore, from Britain’s shore, Wolfe, the dauntless hero, came And planted firm Britannia’s flag On Canada’s fair domain. Here may it wave, our boast our pride And, joined in love…

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…