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Old 02-26-2016, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Sydney is more often featured in movies and books than Canadian cities.

People retain knowledge that is important to them. As much as Canadians would like to think otherwise, Canada isn't particularly important to the average American, while America is somewhat more important to the average Canadian.
Not disagreeing about the reasons, just stating that in regards to ignorance about places around the world, the ignorance some Americans have about Canada, is greater than the usual ignorance.

You are actually agreeing with me.
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Old 02-26-2016, 07:51 PM
 
Location: n/a
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Awwwwwwww - big virtual hugs to you...

After reading a bunch of depressing posts from some of the Debbie downers in the Canada forums its nice to read something that makes one smile

Back at ya! We could have done a lot worse as well - just PUHLEASE don't vote Trump


Well, sometimes the vicissitudes of life can lead to feeling hard done by, especially if Spring seems slow to get Sprung?

No worries about me and Mr Trump though, but (and it's a big but) will assure you and tout le monde that even if by some wilde gyrations and fat chants he does end up in "oval office", the system of checks and balances can always work to clean up the messes that are made. A million apologies if this is too off-topic!
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Old 02-27-2016, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Canada
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In which province do you live, if you don't mind my asking?
Ontario, why?
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Old 02-27-2016, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Ontario, why?
So, *without referring to Google* (no cheating!), tell me what you know about the province of Manitoba.
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Old 02-27-2016, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Canada
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The Red? river runs through it, (has had terrible floods), Manitoba shares a border with Ontario and Saskatchewan, and the state below it I think? is Wisconsin and maybe North Dakota? Winnipeg is the capital city of Manitoba. Churchill is the polar bear capital, the Natives face severe problems (housing and racial) in Winnipeg and on reservations up north (like Ontario and a lot of the other provinces)

I feel like I'm in school lol. Not sure if I got those all right. (being honest, I didn't peek at Google)
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Ok, I just checked and got Wisconsin and ND wrong. it is Minnesota.

Question for you without Google: What is the capital city of Michigan? How about Maine?
What do they call Lake Superior? ......... Sea

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Old 02-27-2016, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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I know you can watch your dog run away for 3 days in a lot of it. lol :P
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Old 02-27-2016, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I know you can watch your dog run away for 3 days in a lot of it. lol :P
LOL! yes and you can drive all day up in the north woods without seeing another human being
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Old 02-27-2016, 12:59 PM
 
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I was returning to Ontario with a new Triumph Bonneville in the back of my pick-up I'd just bought from a friend who had lost a leg prior to taking delivery and who could not negotiate a reasonable buy-back from a dealer with a full inventory of them. St Boniface Cathderal was in the process of burning. I had to detour to get a look at what was making all the dense smoke in the distance and was rewarded with a sad sight like in this web link below.

St. Boniface Cathedral Fire - Winnipeg MB - Famous Fires on Waymarking.com

A great pity they could not afford to rebuild it in exactness to it's pre-fire design.
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Old 02-27-2016, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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^^^ Wow! While I agree it's a pity it was never rebuilt, I do love the way the ruins have been preserved!
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Old 02-27-2016, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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The Red? river runs through it, (has had terrible floods), Manitoba shares a border with Ontario and Saskatchewan, and the state below it I think? is Wisconsin and maybe North Dakota? Winnipeg is the capital city of Manitoba. Churchill is the polar bear capital, the Natives face severe problems (housing and racial) in Winnipeg and on reservations up north (like Ontario and a lot of the other provinces)

I feel like I'm in school lol. Not sure if I got those all right. (being honest, I didn't peek at Google)
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Ok, I just checked and got Wisconsin and ND wrong. it is Minnesota.

Question for you without Google: What is the capital city of Michigan? How about Maine?
What do they call Lake Superior? ......... Sea
Well, you know more about Manitoba than I thought you would, and more than most Ontarians do (you were right; Manitoba does border on North Dakota and Minnesota). As a rule, people in Ontario, and southern Ontario in particular, know very little about the rest of the country (I'm guessing that most other posters from outside of Ontario would agree with me on that).

Having said that, you don't know much about Manitoba. Why dont you know more? After all, Manitoba IS your next door neighbor, not to mention another province in your own country. People in Manitoba know a LOT about Ontario, do you know that (I grew up mostly in Ontario, but my dad was transferred to Winnipeg for a short while when I was a teen. I couldn't get over how much my classmates there knew about my province)?

My friends in Montreal knew way more about Ontario than I ever knew about Quebec prior to moving there. My cousins and their friends in Nova Scotia definitely knew/know far more about Ontario than I and my friends knew/know about their province.

So, why is it that (southern) Ontarians' knowledge about the rest of the country is so poor? I guess there could only be one or two logical explanations: Ontarians are just not very smart, and/or the education system in Ontario blows. It couldn't possibly be due to anything else, right?

Oh, and the capital of Michigan is Lansing. The capital of Maine is Augusta (no, I didn't Internet peek). I'll admit you stumped me on the Lake Superior question, though. I've often heard it referred to as an inland sea. Is that the correct answer?
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