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The Syrian Peddlers

Who is that walking in our lane? This was a common question between the members of many families in the early twentieth century, especially in rural areas. No matter how remote, inaccessible, or sparsely populated, early settlers of rural Canada came to count on visits by the Syrian Peddler.  He
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Canadian Oath of Allegiance?

Canadian Children do not start their school day with the Canadian pledge of allegiance. In my day we sang O Canada and recited the lord's prayer in the morning and ended the school day by singing God Save the Queen. Those traditions have long since passed into history.However, military and
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Governor General of Canada

Canada's system of government is a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary democracy. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is Queen of Canada and the Head of State. The Governor General is the representative of the Queen in Canada.The duties of the governor general have changed over time, as Canada has become
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Prime Minister of Canada

The Prime Minister of Canada is appointed by the Governor General. The appointee is usually the leader of the majority party. There are no age or citizenship restrictions on becoming the prime minister.  There is no legal requirement for the prime minister to be a member of parliament. However, if the
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Canada Dry Ginger Ale

Are you aware that Canada Dry Ginger Ale, as we know it today, is a Canadian development? Ginger ale was first development in Ireland as an alcoholic drink.  Recently in London, I asked for ginger ale in a pub and got a dark ginger beer served to me.In the late 1890's
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David Milgaard – A problem in the system

At the tender age of 16, David Milgaard was accused of raping and murdering Gail Miller, a young nursing aide in Saskatoon,Saskatchewan. He spent 23 years behind bars while his mother, Joyce, launched a one-woman campaign to free her son. Nicknamed by Homemaker Magazine as the "Gumshoe Mom," Joyce took
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Canadian Poppy Coin Threatened the US

Try as you might, you can't make up stories like this unless you work for the "Twilight Zone".  It has been stated more than once, by very smart people that to control a population you must keep them on edge. The following story (also reprinted by Fox News) on May 9,
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