Friday, 19 February 2010
I am the president of Canada
Fiona is having a Great Canadian Mitten Giveaway over at Cafe Cartolina.
All you have to do is tell her one thing you know about Canada. Last night I asked my husband what would be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Canada. Apart from the obvious, for ex. The Mounted Police in their red uniforms, maple syrup, the ongoing winter olympics, bilingual society, NHL, etc...
So we spoke of, for ex. Vancover always beeing voted second or third best place to live in, and that we recently read an article about a serious drugproblem in Vancover. We also spoke of some of the details Mr. Moore pointed out in his film "Bowling for Columbine", for ex. that in some of the Canadian bordertowns people did not lock the doors to their houses, when on the other side of the border, inhabitants protected their property and themselves with guns.
So, after a while I said that I could not for the life of me remember the name of the Canadian president. When my husband replies that they don´t have a president. What?!!!! Of course they have a president! Have you ever heard of the Canadian Royal family? And I get up and play around, take the mickey...when my husband brings the encyclopedia and reads to me following:
"Canada is governed as a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state." (I borrowed the same sentence from Wikipedia)
Guess who has been nominated president of Canada in our household?
Do take part in this fun giveaway and have a great weekend. I have some important stately matters to take care of;)