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I realized today that I know very little about the political system here in Canada. Of course, ignorance cannot last long with the Internet at my finger tips. Increase your knowledge of Canada:

How Canadians Govern Themselves (En Franšais) - Senator Eugene Forsey's legacy, a 60 page introduction to the Canadian political system. "We cannot work or eat or drink; we cannot buy or sell or own anything; we cannot go to a ball game or a hockey game or watch TV without feeling the effects of government. We cannot marry or educate our children, cannot be sick, born or buried without the hand of government somewhere intervening."

Canada At A Glance 2003 (En Franšais) - Stats Canada's overview covers the demography, the economy, the justice system and more.

The CIA on Canada - Check out the CIA's World Factbook entry on Canada.

Canada has had 26 Prime Minister's from 1867 until the present day. Canada Speaks provides a chronological list of our Prime Ministers along with a database of speeches given by our PMs over the years.

If those weren't enough: Canadian Politics On The Web. The Keele Guide to Canadian Government and Politics. Canadiana.

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The Evolution of Alphabets.

Cabinets of Curiosity - For designers who collect, the cluttered workspace is a library of inspiration.

Daily dose of imagery, a photoblog from Toronto. You should really check out these two time lapse videos: 1 - 2.

Ghost Signs from Toronto - A collection of fading advertisements painted on the sides of buildings many years ago. This site includes a quote from Harper's magazine that I will reprint here:

Today, your brain is, as a matter of brute fact, full of stuff that was designed to affect you. As opposed to the scattered furniture of nature and history that people once registered just because it happened to be there... To get relief, you have to stumble into the Greyhound bus station in Albany, or some old side-street barbershop that time forgot, into someplace not yet subjected to the renovating ministrations of the International Red Brick and Iron Filigree Restoration Corporation. And "stumble" is the key concept here. Accidental places are the only real places left. - from "The Numbing of the American Mind", Thomas de Zengotita, Harper's, April 2002

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