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Old 10-21-2015, 08:34 AM
 
Location: New York Area
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Let's face it, Canadians know everything there is to know about the United States and the States basically knows nothing about Canada. Americans think little to absolutely nothing about Canada (some don't even know or care it exists) and others just know stereotypes and nothing else.

Does this ever bother Canadians?
I don't know where you come to these ignorant, ridiculous conclusions. I have posted often and frequently here and on Political Forums (as JBG) on Canadian issues.

This is a partial repost of an essay I wrote for the "Times Machine" thread on the now-defunct CBC board, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of my father's death (January 5, 1973), before going to Temple to mark that anniversary. I struck a lot of the personal material from the essay. If anyone's interested I'll direct message it. The beginning of this post sets the scene. Canada, as you will seek is involved.

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During the summer of 1972, I went to a camp that featured limited travel as part of the program. I was 15 at the time and met my first, sort-of girlfriend. We repeatedly ran into each other and were singing the same song, coincidentally, each time. One of the songs was Joni Mitchell's (of Canada) Both Sides Now. Here's the Canadian part. The final trip of the summer was to Quintes Isle, Ontario. That was my first of many trips to Canada.

The next school semester, fall 1972, I was active in band, soccer, the school newspaper and the weather club (which is why you see me on the climate change threads constantly). The band was what would figure in Canada.

I took part in an immensely enjoyable High School band exchange program with York High School, Toronto, in April 1973. Spring was slow in coming that year, and was chilled to the bone as the wind swept down Bloor and Yonge Street. I browsed some of the book shops on Yonge Street and read about the beginnings of the "Canadian Content" rules. I found it fascinating. To my surprise, I remembered Bloor and Yonge Street well when my wife and I visited in June 1997 (we relocated our trip to Algonquin Park; combination of a heat wave and her advanced stage of pregnancy). I thoroughly enjoyed that trip, as well as my wife's and my trip in 1992 to Banff and Calgary, and my independent trips to Quebec in 1979 and 1986 (I did not like my Montreal trip in 1976). Oh, I forgot to mention my first trip,with summer camp, during August 1972, to Quintes Island, and the Alexandria Bay area.

I have been back a few other times. I attended the CPC Policy Convention in Montreal in 2005. My wife took me and my children to Niagara Falls for my 50th birthday in 2007. And in 2012 I returned to Quebec City and took a ceremonial run around the Plains of Abraham track where a close high school friend started me off running.

In short, Canada has always been part of my life.
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Care to elaborate, mike? lol

There was a picture, but it got nuked. Hang on...

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Old 10-21-2015, 09:42 AM
 
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What you will often witness is, nothing exists north of the 49th.


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A similar situation exits when imputing a Canadian zip code for various online applications.
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Old 10-21-2015, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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A similar situation exits when imputing a Canadian zip code for various online applications.
That could be because Canadians don't have zip codes, we have postal codes!
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Old 10-21-2015, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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That could be because Canadians don't have zip codes, we have postal codes!
The difference between Canadian Postal Codes and US Zip codes, besides their appearance, is that Canadian Postal Codes are more exact. A postal code usually represents a whole block, or in some cases even one building.
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Old 10-21-2015, 02:13 PM
 
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The difference between Canadian Postal Codes and US Zip codes, besides their appearance, is that Canadian Postal Codes are more exact. A postal code usually represents a whole block, or in some cases even one building.
The main difference is American postal codes have 5 digits whereas the Canadian zip codes have 6 digits.It becomes evident when your input of that 6th digit is not accepted.
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Old 10-21-2015, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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The difference between Canadian Postal Codes and US Zip codes, besides their appearance, is that Canadian Postal Codes are more exact. A postal code usually represents a whole block, or in some cases even one building.
Didn't the Americans add an additional series of 4 or 5 numbers to make them more precise at one point?
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Old 10-21-2015, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Didn't the Americans add an additional series of 4 or 5 numbers to make them more precise at one point?
Yes. Four more. So you have a nine-digit zip now. Of course out of everyone I know, no one remembers theirs. Myself included.
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Old 10-21-2015, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Yes. Four more. So you have a nine-digit zip now. Of course out of everyone I know, no one remembers theirs. Myself included.
Don't you need to give it all the time?
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Old 10-21-2015, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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Don't you need to give it all the time?
No, it is not mandatory, it just supposedly expedites things if you use a nine digit number vs. a five digit number. You can still mail things and expect them to get there if you use a five digit ZIP code.
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