Monday, June 16, 2008

Canadiana Report

Roundup of Canada news:

Over 90% of Americans surveyed have a high opinion of Canada. A majority of Candians are lukewarm about Canada.

These people are really not fond of Canada. Admittedly, when I talked about Canadian immigration, I should have mentioned the downside: the government actively tries to convince people to immigrate to Canada for a better life and then, when they show up, they find the job market isn't nearly what they expected.

There's a new Canadian film out with the attention-getting title "Young People Fucking". Claire's seen it and says it's pretty funny. Honestly, "Canadian culture" is still a bit of an oxymoron, but there are some really interesting Canadian filmmakers working now.

One of the most interesting Canadian filmmakers, Guy Maddin, has a new odd movie out, "My Winnipeg", which looks to be as strange and intriguing as his previous films.

And in what appears to be a crisis that is shaking Canadian society to its very core, the "other Canadian anthem", namely the theme to Hockey Night in Canada is going to be changed due to a copyright issue. Civil war is expected.

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