|Project.Flickr - Strangers up close - John Cabot (Photo credit: Kieren P)|
English Canada isn't 'English' the way French Canada is French and it never really was.
Even the first 'Anglo' who stepped ashore, i.e., John Cabot, was actually an Italian named Zuan Chabotto.
Thirty-seven years after Cabot disappeared, probably somewhere in the mid Atlantic, Jacques Cartier swanned into town and rudely claimed the New World for France without even a tip of his chapeau to England.
Arrogant French Johnny-Come-Latelies?
Disinterested, slow-to-recognize-a-good-thing-when-they-see-it English?
The French and the English went home long ago.
In this series of blogs I want to take a look at the struggle that went into building this big, beautiful, ungainly, polite, self-destructive, honourable, loyal, courageous, sparsely populated, welcoming, unwelcoming, unique, (feel free to add your own adjectives), country called Canada.
I have no plans or timeline, (bloggers are so free), it will just be a commentary on our history the way I see it and I guess it will appear when I feel like it.