Dominion of Canada


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Name_of_Canada

    Until the 80’s Canada was refered to as “The Dominion of Canada”.

    Which personally, I think is way better.  What are your thoughts?

    And how about a new flag? It’s been 50 years

    🙂


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 '13 Moderator

    I cannot remember it ever being called that, but it certainly sounds cool, so I say yes.  Not sure I like the flag, but hey it’s your country.


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    @Gargantua:

    Until the 80’s Canada was refered to as “The Dominion of Canada”.
    Which personally, I think is way better.  What are your thoughts?

    “Dominion” reminds me too much of the evil fascist Shapeshifter empire in Star Trek Deep Space Nine, so I wouldn’t care to go back to that designation for Canada.


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    The Canadian Republic, if you’ve any sense.



  • Under Sicilian rule


  • '12

    Can’t be a republic as the head of state is still technically the queen.  Anyone remember dominion grocery stores?


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    @MrMalachiCrunch:

    Can’t be a republic as the head of state is still technically the queen.  Anyone remember dominion grocery stores?

    America had that problem, once.



  • How about “Canada, Americas Hat”  😄

    Seriously though Dominion of Canada does have a nice ring to it, sounds all regal and what not


  • 2017 2016 2015 Organizer '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    Canada Dry sounds better. That way you could remember the name.



  • @Gargantua:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Name_of_Canada

    Until the 80’s Canada was refered to as “The Dominion of Canada”.

    🙂

    I’m in favor of the Dominion! Oh wait, this isn’t the Star Trek thread? Crap……

    Dominion references to control though via the crown…(ie. England over Canada)…I don’t think it applies much anymore, but then again we have 4 states still referring themselves as Commonwealths and that’s just stupid.  How about just use Canada, the 51st state.


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    @Imperious:

    Canada Dry sounds better. That way you could remember the name.

    A friend of mine who lives in Britain says that one day he was talking with a colleague who was telling him about his plans to come visit Canada for the first time.  The colleague mentioned that one of the things he wanted to do during his trip was “drink Canada Dry.”  My friend commented, “That sounds rather ambitious.”



  • @CWO:

    The colleague mentioned that one of the things he wanted to do during his trip was “drink Canada Dry.”  My friend commented, “That sounds rather ambitious.”

    There is no Like button big enough for this statement!  😄 😄 😄

    you sir have just made my day  :lol:


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    @Clyde85:

    you sir have just made my day  :lol:

    Glad you enjoyed the anecdote.  I’ve heard (but have never been able to verify) that a lot of polar explorers have a great fondness for a drink called “Canadian Club and snow” – essentially a variation of whiskey on the rocks that can be made easily under Arctic field conditions.


  • 2017 2016 2015 '14 '13 '12

    @Clyde85:

    How about "Canada, Americas Hat"�  � 😄

    Seriously though Dominion of Canada does have a nice ring to it, sounds all regal and what not

    +1    America Jr. and America’s Little Brother always makes me laugh.


  • 2017 2016 2015 Organizer '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    A friend of mine who lives in Britain says that one day he was talking with a colleague who was telling him about his plans to come visit Canada for the first time.  The colleague mentioned that one of the things he wanted to do during his trip was “drink Canada Dry.”  My friend commented, “That sounds rather ambitious.”

    LMFAO!!!  Best post I’ve seen in a month.

    This should be the new flag:


  • 2017 2016 2015 '14 '12

    The term “Dominion” had a special meaning in the British Empire.  It meant large colonies that were self-governing (Canada, South Africa, and I think India were, but I’m not sure about Australia and New Zealand but they might have been dominions too).  So yes, we should be called a Dominion.

    The flag should be just like the modern one, but instead of red rectangles on the right and left to represent the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans they should be blue because water is blue not red.  Also, instead of a red maple leaf in the middle it should have the “D” from the logo of the old Dominion Store grocery chain, with a marijuana leaf in the D to represent British Columbia.

    dominion.jpg


  • 2017 2016 2015 Organizer '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    The term “Canada Dry” also had a special meaning in the British Empire.  Although Canada Dry originated in its namesake country, it is now produced in many countries around the globe, including the United States, Mexico, Colombia, the Middle East, Europe and Japan. In 1890, Canadian pharmacist and chemist John J. McLaughlin of Enniskillen, Ontario opened a carbonated water plant in Toronto where the legend of this drink began. Canada Dry’s popularity as a mixer began during Prohibition, when its flavor helped mask the taste of homemade liquor. In the 1930s, Canada Dry expanded worldwide, and from the 1950s onward, the company introduced a larger number of products. Canada Dry eventually became Canada’s greatest export and synonymous with the nations people, pride, and country.

    And it’s delicious.


  • 2017 2016 2015 '14 '12

    Geeze IL, you know an awful lot about pop.


  • '12

    Glad Canada’s biggest export is not Justin Beiber….but as long as they exported him…


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    One of Canada’s primary manufactured exports (top 3) is small arms and ammunition.

    We make it all for the British and Americans,  the infrastructure being built prior to WWI, and continuing through the end of WW2 and the Cold War.

    I mean face it, it’s not like the U.S. can buy M16’s from China.


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 '13 Moderator

    I wouldn’t suggest buying anything from China.
    Whatever I buy(then touch) falls apart!
    Try finding something made in England. Practically impossible.

    Was not aware Canada made arms  and munitions, Garg.


  • '12

    Quite the auto industry in Ontario Witt.  During WWII the Canadian auto sector (by Canada I mean the province of Ontario) built more trucks then Germany and Russia combined.  Not bad for a province that had less than 4 million people in 1941.  I agree with the quality of Chinese products.  Just had a heater in the bathroom die, was about 2 years old and made in China.  I doubt that will stop many people from buying Chinese cars at Walmart in a few years once they appear.  Not like my 1971 Chevy hotrod pickup truck or my 1980 Chevy Camaro muscle car, those were built to last a bit longer.


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 '13 Moderator

    You think that will be the next thing: Chinese cars in a supermarket?
    I am disgusted at the thought, but it is the way of the world. All for ease.
    I should have told you I am renowned for my breaking skills.
    Friends and family take the piss because of it.
    You buy it, I will break it!


  • '12

    Only recently here has walmart ventured into groceries, it was primarily a department store initially.  Yeah, I think low end Chinese cars for about 5000 dollars will appear in walmart in a few years.  Witt, you would be an excellent product tester!


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 '13 Moderator

    I would. But only with Chinese goods.
    I just broke a pencil sharpener. With a pencil!
    Maddy and I were colouring in.
    I have taken two vacuum cleaners back in two weeks.
    My wife is still cross that I broke our marble fireplace while chopping wood.
    We had only been in our new house one day.
    The axe I was using lasted another week before I broke the head in a log.
    It is lucky my brother and father are good at mending things.


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