Originally Posted by gerry
Thank you Muhler for posting the link to this article. It is clear that Canadians (the Globe and Mail is our Berlingske Tidende, I think
) are unhappy with our current government but we must wait until the next election to turf them out as they have a large majority in Parliament
However the article is incorrect in that Canada DOES have royals; we are a member of the Commonwealth and the Prince of Wales has begun a Canadian branch of his Prince's charities here that is actively but carefully promoting relationships between entrepreneurs, young people, aboriginals and the arts Prince's Charities Canada | Home
It is of course a difficult and delicate process as national sensibilities are involved; the British royal family, as you can tell from this article, is frequently seen as 'overseas', but clearly the visit of Crown Prince Frederik and his Princess has given food for thought. Unfortunately no Danish food, however, as there is still no Danish restaurant in Toronto!
By the way, I would be interested to know if there is any Danish media reaction to the Canadian visit:)
Yes, I think they referred to the BRF not promoting Canadian export, hence the reference to other Canadian top-brass.
The coverage of the Canada trip can be divided into two segments:
The glamour part, which we have seen most here on TRF, which is about (mainly) Mary, what she's wearing and doing.
The business coverage which is pretty dry stuff and as such not something we have seen much here on TRF, because that mainly deals with background info.
- Right now we are fortunate to have two adults couples within the DRF in the perfect age for export promotion. M&F and J&M.
They are young, attractive and glamorous enough to attract media attention yet not so young they are too light-weight in regards to talking business and commerce.
So the cow is really being milked these years!
- On a side note: We and some friends actually discussed Canada the other day. Mrs. Muhler and I said that if we were to immigrate, Canada would be top on the list, before Germany, Norway and England, in that order. We see Canada as a place of opportunities that still provides a good deal of safety (health-care, education, crime and so on) and the cultural differencies doesn't seem that big.