Canadian House Divided

Angus Reid Institute just publish a report they called “Fractured Federation” with some interesting findings.

In this poll they asked people from all Canadian provinces about their views regarding other parts of Canada.

MapleDude.Ca will give a short recap of its key points.

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The Institute found that Atlantic provinces have issues with Quebec and Ontario, Quebec has issues with everybody and British Columbia feels isolated.

3 out of 10 people in BC said that they have a close relationships with Alberta, but 43% in BC don’t think that they have any friends at all.

People in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba feel a kinship with each other, but 40% of the population there don’t think they treated warmly by Ontario. 75% say the same of Quebec, this demonstrates a problematic disconnect.

People in Quebec feel almost no connection to any Canadian provinces, the best connection is with Ontario, but only 12% of the Quebec population said that they have it. Attitude towards other Canadian provinces in Quebec is very cold. Although 42% of Ontarians have a positive and friendly attitude towards Quebec.

People in Ontario and Quebec have unfriendly attitude towards other provinces while other smaller Canadian provinces don’t show that at all. In Ontario 25 – 42% of the people have a bad views of the other provinces, and in Quebec this is 41 – 81%.

All Atlantic Canadian provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island) show a strong connection with each other, also they feel a good connection to Alberta.

Some interesting opinions were found in Quebec among men (67%), who feel hostility from Alberta. This number is much lower (36%) among women of Quebec.

People in all Canadian provinces were asked an important question: are there provinces or regions (perhaps including your own) that give more than they get being part of Canada?

Here is how people answered:

  • Alberta – 32%;
  • Saskatchewan – 16%;
  • Atlantic Canada – 16%;
  • Ontario – 16%;
  • British Columbia – 10%;
  • Quebec – 9%;
  • Manitoba – 9%.

Canadian Trends 2018

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The most popular topics among Canadians in 2018

It’s time to look back at 2018 to see what was popular in Google search in Canada last year. Google Trends service provides a lot of statistics for many countries every year, you can trendy search queries and find out about things people were interested in.

MapleDude.Ca prepared a quick summary on the top trends of 2018.

Big news in 2018 were about cannabis and the post strike. As Bitcoin falling down this cryptocurrency became less interesting to people, but games like Fortnite and Fallout 76 were popular when it comes to tech sector. iPhone Xs took 5-th place this category.

Many people wanted to know how old is Prince Harry (He’s 34), and how old is Meghan Markle (37).

This was kind of a surprise in the Royal Wedding.

Some people were curious about how many ends in curling.

In international news the #1 event was the world cup in Russia.

People said goodbye to Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, Mac Miller, Avicii and Stephen Hawking in 2018.

People were watching Black Panther, Deadpool 2, A Star is Born, Venom and A Quiet Place in movie theaters. These TV shows were popular among Canadians: Altered Carbon, Roseanne, The Haunting of Hill House, Fugueuse, Lost in Space.

People enjoyed listening to Demi Lovato, Freddie Mercury, Cardi B, 6ix9ine and Travis Scott.

Here are the most popular food recipes of 2018:

  • Scalloped Potatoes
  • Beef Stroganoff
  • Chicken Parmesan
  • Chicken Thigh
  • Meatloaf

And finally these are the most popular questions in 2018:

  • Why is Canada Post on strike?
  • Why is 6ix9ine going to jail?
  • Why is Russia banned from the Winter Olympics 2018?
  • Why do Greeks break plates?
  • Why do dogs eat poop?

Canadian Scam Messages

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Tired of scam texts and messages from Canadian banks and CRA (Canada Revenue Agency), so here is the picture to remember this beautiful time when you can feel popular, because you are getting fraud emails and messages everyday from scammers.

p.s. Don’t reply to them and do not click on those links.

Learn more and report it here (if you are in Ontario):

Canada Post Strike

Canada Post Office Worker

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Canada Post company workers have been on strike for several months. The strike was initiated by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) in 4 cities. The main reasons are health and safety measures, forced overtime and the pay system difference between rural and urban workers. (Video)

The post service is expected to work as usual although you may experience some delays until the strike is over.

Cannabis and Marijuana in Canada

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Mowing that grass

Good news everyone, travel destination #3 in North America just moved to the top as marijuana is now 100% legal in Canada

October 17, 2018 was a big day for the country, on that day The Cannabis Act which made Canada one of very few countries (along with Georgia, South Africa and Uruguay) where smoking pot for personal, medical and recreation purposes is not illegal.

There are other places on the globe with limited rights to use the herb, but only small number of countries with full legalization.

Government of Canada points out that there are 3 main reasons to legalize it:

  • Keep it out of the hands of youth;
  • Keep profits out of the pockets of criminals;
  • Protect public health and safety by allowing adults access to legal cannabis.

There are already ads on YouTube with official messages from government, for example in Ontario the ad says that you actually can’t buy weed anywhere and from anyone, you have to buy it from a special governmental store. There are still some reasonable restrictions on where you can vape or smoke it, for instance you can’t use it in indoor common areas, enclosed public places and enclosed work places.

Of course you can’t use it close (<20 m.) to schools and places where children gather. Hospitals, hospices and care homes are also no smoking zones. Plus, it is illegal and dangerous to smoke while you drive.

You can official and legally buy Cannabis in Canada online here:

This is original image and article by MapleDude.Ca.

Best Job In Canada

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A cannabis firm is looking to hire five pot aficionados from across the country to sample the company’s wares and get paid to do it. The company said the group selected to “dance with the devil’s lettuce” will work on weed for $50 per hour up to 16 hours per month, on top of a $200 expense account.

News from TheStar.Com

Canada becomes second nation in the world to legalize marijuana after the Senate passed a “historic” bill with a vote of 52-29.