Articles Tagged 'Canada'

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Canada Day: 10 Things About Canada That Are Very British

Imagine a land that has similarly breathtaking landscapes and climate shifts to that of the U.S., one that exists broadly in the same part of the world as the U.S. but has hung on to more British cultural influences than the U.S. wanted to. Wouldn’t that be something? Not an American Britain, but a third […]

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Canada Bans Marmite, Irn Bru and Ovaltine

Before we get into this, let’s just put to one side the idea that any banning of these most British of foodstuffs is to do with how they taste, OK? That snarky behaviour will not be welcomed, partly because it is bad manners, but mostly because they are actually, officially delicious. However, Tony Badger (and […]

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10 Tips for Brits on Surviving the U.S. Healthcare System

As you may have gathered from this summer’s furor over the Supreme Court’s healthcare verdict of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, the subject of what to do if you fall ill in the U.S. – and, more to the point, who pays for it – is a hot topic with many Americans. If they detect […]

Royal Roundup: Charles and Camilla on Diamond Jubilee Trip to Canada

“Don’t expect dragon boat racing and street hockey this time around,” wrote the CBC News in advance of Prince Charles and Camilla’s Diamond Jubilee trip to Canada this week, predicting that it would be a “more sedate affair” than last summer’s Will and Kate roadshow. Yet just one day into the four-day Canadian visit, the […]


The Duke and Duchess of California: William and Kate in L.A.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have swept through Canada where tens of thousands of people turned out to greet them, but will they be quite such a hit in Hollywood? A weekend in southern California seems as if it was almost tagged on to the end of their first royal visit since the wedding, […]

Royal Roundup: In First Canada Visit, Royal Couple Will Skip Toronto

On their first state visit as royal newlyweds, William and Kate will be going to Canada from June 30 to July 8. The trip will take them to Ottawa, Alberta, Prince Edward Island, the Northwest Territories and Quebec. But the itinerary does not include Toronto, Canada’s largest city. Torontonians believe they have received a royal snub. […]