At 11:56 PM 2/14/96 -0800, you wrote:
>>What, do they think the US would INVADE them???
>Not exactly... however, Canada is becoming increasingly more American=
>to the alleged "free trade" deal and increased interest in American pop
>culture and overwhelming media presence. There is even a fear that the CBC
>is going under now thanks to proposed mega cuts in the federal budget.
>No, invasion would probably not occur these days; the last time we had to
>worry about that was a century ago. Assimilation and absorbtion would
>probably be better descriptors now.
I don't know about that Drew! It seems to me that Canada has had as=
great an influence on American Culture ( I'm from Connecticut, but I was=
living in New Brunswick last year) as the States have had on Canada...=
consider the top talent in acting... (okay, not all of them are tops) bill=
murray, steve martin, jim carey (no not the Caps goaltender) just to name a=
few. and from what I have heard of Canadian music, it is quite distinctive=
and well, good with great bands such as Moist, Tragically Hip, 54-40, again=
just to name a few. I think we southerners are fooling ourselves if we=
don't think Canada has been a tremendous influence on us in the past and=
will continue to be in the future... Free Trade isn't that free... (Where I=
lived was on the border and those Canadian Border Guards are tough)...=
Haven't you seen Canadian Bacon yet? It's about a bunch of guys who do=
invade Canada... they go to the capital (they think it's Toronto and why=
not?) and try to take over... (not exactly)
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