canada dayAs Teleread’s lone Canadian correspondant, let me be the first to say Happy Canada Day to all of my fellow Canucks. To put you in the holiday mood, the fine folks at Kobo (which is a much bigger presence here than it is in America) has put together a Canada Day reading list. It’s nice to see some less-often-publicized genres represented here, such as poetry and works by aboriginal authors.

As for me and mine, we traditionally spend this weekend in the company of a particular young relative who is train-obsessed, so I suspect the only reading we’ll be doing will be from our Thomas the Train collection. Think of me as you’re reading your Munro and Atwood!

And Happy Canada Day!

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  1. yes but Joanna as a Canadian how do feel about this headline and news from the world outside Canada?

    if true and lets find out, i must say FIE ON CANADA if true. lets hope not true. Kowtowing the china is stupid, Mr Canada!

    Taiwan ‘unwanted’ by Canada

    CELEBRATION SNUB: A Canadian news agency reported that ”Taiwan” [ROC] has joined North Korea, Syria and Iran on Ottawa’s list of nations to be ”excluded” from celebratory events. WTF? You support this Joanna? Happy Canada Day? Eh? SIGH. geopolitics and kowtowing to commie cHINA. if true, same on ca-NADA! smile

    By Shih Hsiu-chuan / Staff reporter

    Taiwan has been included on a list of countries unwanted at Canada Day events, the Canadian Press news agency reported on Sunday.
    The Canadian Trade Office in Taipei was not able to verify the information, which the Canadian Press obtained under the Canadian Access to Information Act, which provides access to information under the Ottawa’s control.
    According to the report, the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development circulates a persona non grata list in June each year, warning its embassies, consulates and other overseas missions to bar them from local events marking Canada Day, which is on July 1.
    North Korea, Fiji, Belarus, Iran, Syria, Guinea-Bissau and Madagascar were the prominent countries on last year’s list, largely because of Canada’s disapproval of unelected or “badly behaved” governments, Canadian Press said.
    Taiwan is also on the list this year, though only because Canada does not recognize the nation as a state rather than from any disapproval of its government, the news agency said.
    The Canadian Press said that the department has refused to release its list this year, but it added that there were unlikely to be any changes from last year, with the possible inclusion of Russia for the first time.
    An accompanying memorandum from Canadian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Morris Rosenberg says the invitation restrictions apply for events being held in Canada as well, the report said.
    The Canadian Press said that it asked the department to comment on the list and a spokesperson replied: “It is not our practice to provide lists of count

  2. It is sad to learn that the real China ‘Republic of China” is now unwanted by the Canadian government. Does this mean that the Canadian government supports the fake China ‘People’s Republic of China?

    This communist China doesn’t allow any of its citizens to have any freedom and often prosecuted anyone they want without any reasons.

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