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Friday Funny

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Since the political stuff started out - I sort of feel like this guy here.  So I just had to laugh when this came through the mailbox.Toronto Maple Leafs Win Stanley Cup!!! By Coalition ..!Canada was stunned Monday when it was announced that The Stanley Cup will be awarded to the Toronto Maple Leafs, possibly as early as December 6th.  The cup will be stripped from from 2008 playoff champions the Detroit Red Wings and be awarded to the Leafs, who didn't even make the playoffs.  How is this possible, Canadians ask?Well, the Leafs have formed a coalition with eastern conference semifinalists the Montreal Canadians, and conference quarter finalists the Ottawa Senators, now outnumbering the Red Wings.  According to current Leaf coach Ron Wilson "the Red Wings have lost the confidence of the league and should hand the cup over immediately to our coalition".   NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is cutting short a European trip to try to resolve the unprecedented hockey crisis that …

Do you know me?

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A message from Sir John A. Macdonald (Le fran├žais suit l'anglais)You see me everyday on 10-dollar bills! But most Canadians hardly know me! A recent Dominion Institute survey found that more than two in five Canadians didn't know that I was the country's first Prime Minister.The survey also found that three in four Canadians had no idea that Sir Wilfrid Laurier was our country's first francophone Prime Minister. Thankfully, the Dominion Institute has created www.macdonald-laurier.ca, a website that celebrates my life and legacy, as well as Sir Wilfrid Laurier's.Test what you know! Take the interactive quiz and win great prizes, including our very own portraits and original signatures (over 18 years old) or a trip to Ottawa for you and a guardian (ages 13-18)!What else don't you know about us? Submit your questions. Two famous historians will post their answers to the best questions on January 11.On behalf of Sir Wilfrid and myself, I thank you for forwarding th…

Petition to Members of Parliament

The Liberals and NDP seem poised to form an alternative government by joining forces in a coalition -- supported by the separatist Bloc Quebecois. This unholy alliance is saying they simply want to spend more money to stimulate the economy, but when asked for details, they don’t have an answer. Now we have the prospect of the Liberals (with 77 seats) joining with the NDP (with 37 seats) to unseat the democratically elected Conservatives (with 143 seats). Of course, the only way to do that would be with the support of the separatist Bloc Quebecois, who bring their votes to the table in exchange for their separatist agenda. The three left-leaning parties in Parliament are willing to risk it all in order to gain power through the back door, power that was denied to them in a general election.An organization called Canadians for Democracy has put together a petition urging Members of Parliament not to change governments without an election. Given the speed at which the Liberal/NDP/ Bloc c…