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Trivia Eh? Justin Bieber

Trivia Eh? Justin Bieber

[ 0 ] June 11, 2014 |

In 2012, Forbes magazine named Bieber as the third most powerful celebrity in the world! Not bad for a Canadian kid who was born in London, Ontario and grew up Stratford. Bieber was born on March 1, 1994. In terms of social media popularity, it seems Justin is in a perennial race with Katy Perry. […]

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Canuck Quotes: Justin Bieber

Canuck Quotes: Justin Bieber

[ 0 ] June 9, 2014 |

Perhaps in reference to his first movie, Bieber stated: “I’m telling you, people. Everyday we wake up is another blessing. Follow your dreams and don’t let anyone stop you. Never say never.” On visiting the Anne Frank House museum, Bieber (foolishly) wrote the following in the guest book: “Truly inspiring. Great girl – hope she […]

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Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

[ 0 ] June 4, 2014 |

  “Rather than the rise-to-fame narrative of his first concert movie, 2011’s Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, it amounts to damage control by way of distraction.” Marc Hirsh, Boston Globe The movie Mr. Hirsh is talking about, Bieber’s second cinematic adventure, is Believe. Based on early box office showings—somewhere around $4.5 million in its first five […]

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Trivia Eh? Jim Flaherty

Trivia Eh? Jim Flaherty

[ 0 ] May 28, 2014 |

Player and fan Flaherty won his way into Princeton University on a hockey scholarship. The only Canadian Finance Minister to have been so-named, Mr. Flaherty was named Finance Minister of the Year by EUROMoney Magazine. The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, Member of Parliament for Whitby-Oshawa was afforded a […]

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Canuck Quotes: Jim Flaherty

Canuck Quotes: Jim Flaherty

[ 0 ] May 26, 2014 |

Less than a month before he died, in a speech announcing his resignation as Canada’s Finance Minister, in a quote that’s perhaps eerily ironic, Flaherty stated: “As many of you know, I faced a health issue over this past year. I have received much support and good wishes from Canadians across the country and for […]

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Jim Flaherty (December 30, 1949 – April 10, 2014)

Jim Flaherty (December 30, 1949 – April 10, 2014)

[ 0 ] May 21, 2014 |

In a related Canadiana Connection article – Canadian Federal Budget – we discussed how every February or March the Government of Canada presents its new Federal budget. We began that article with an important nod to Jim Flaherty, our former Federal Finance Minister. We felt Canadians would miss Flaherty’s expert guidance of the country’s finances; […]

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Understanding the Canadian Federal Budget

Understanding the Canadian Federal Budget

[ 0 ] May 14, 2014 |

After lengthy service to the Harper government over several terms, former-Federal Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, stepped down in the spring of 2014.  He was financially ‘prudent’ in the way he managed our finances. One of the more spectacular miracles he pulled off, in conjunction with former Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney, and others, was […]

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Paddle to the Sea – Canadian Film Board

Paddle to the Sea – Canadian Film Board

[ 0 ] March 20, 2014 |

Now that spring is upon us… remember this little gem from elementary school? I attended primary grades during the 70’s, how many of you got to see it? It was a National Film Board production, circa 1966, based on a book called Paddle to the Sea by American writer Holling C. Holling. It was nominated […]

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You Live in Canada When…

You Live in Canada When…

This was an internet list making the rounds some years ago and attributed to Jeff Foxworthy.  I haven’t been able to get confirmation or denial that this is true, although I did find denial about similar lists attributed to Foxworthy. If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don’t work there, […]

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Meanwhile in Canada…

Meanwhile in Canada…

  Thank you for sharing these Bettina Antle!

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