News, but not the serious kind
O Canada! Is this what you call nasty?
Okay, this story started out mildly funny and it’s rapidly improving. A Canadian history magazine is tired of everybody thinking all Canadians are nice, and is conducting a survey to determine “The Worst Canadian.”
So far, visitors to the magazine’s Web site have nominated pop singers like Celine Dion and Shania Twain, and the former owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs, showing that they really don’t quite seem to get the concept. Some guy is already campaigning for the title, and the names being suggested in the blogosphere are mostly people nobody has heard of outside Canada. How bad could they be?
At least one Website has suggested Joseph Willcocks, who – are you ready for this – helped the Americans during the War of 1812 and died as a Canadian traitor. Give that dude a medal.
Singer Celine Dion poses with a wax statue of herself before the 500th performance of her show “A New Day…” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, May 7, 2006. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus