Are the Canadian prairies underpopulated

JOURNAL - John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies


Journal of the German-Canadian Society e.V.

Edition 3/2006

"Bienvenue au Canada"

For the 42nd time, the DKG students started their summer jobs in Canada

Interview with

Songwriter Ron Sexsmith


WM supplement:

Soccer in Canada?

DKG summer party in Cologne

Interview with Paul Dubois,

Ambassador of Canada (Part 2)

News / culture / regions

Important appointments:

9-11 February in Berlin

DKG annual meeting 2007

(Details on registration on pages 3 and 4)

Photo: Andrea Horstmann-Osterloh

As part of the DKG summer festival on June 25th in Cologne

welcomed the members of the DKG this year

Working students and new members and wishes

All the best to you and "Have a good trip!" For their

almost three months work & travel stay in Canada.

One month later, on July 26, 2006, the

Group then the next time - for the long-awaited one

Departure over the Atlantic ...

All students are now at their workplaces

and experience Canada up close, among colleagues and friends.

We have already received the first comments.

Benedikt Simon currently in Victoria, BC:

"Canada is really great - thank you DKG,

that you make it possible for me. "

And Anika Kremer answered enthusiastically from Terrace, BC:

“I want to thank you for letting me (and of course

also the others) have opened up this possibility, so unique

Gaining experience and the country

to get to know each other in a different way. "

More about the DKG's big summer festival on June 25th in

You can read about Cologne-Brück on pages 10 and 11.

Information about the working student program of the DKG


From the board

the 2006 World Cup is peaceful and

ended with a surge of enthusiasm.

The signing of the long-announced one is almost there

Youth Mobility Programs as bilateral

Memorandum between Canada and Germany on

Sunk June 20, 2006. The Foreign Ministers

Steinmeier and MacKay signed the memorandum

without much publicity, although a lot of things are different

should change. In particular, it is intended for the young

Canadians are made easier to work in Germany

to record. The number of reciprocally For these

Purposes available visa was on

7000 increased. But the question remains whether it really is

will be easier in the future?

A basic problem remains: While Canada For

Germans have been interesting for decades - this shows

also the impressive numbers of our working student program

- the interest in one limps

(Short) stay in Germany very much afterwards.

This is where we need to start to change that, and

there we could get the wave of World Cup enthusiasm and

the positive image of Germany carried around the world

use; the DKG has been involved in many discussions and

Correspondence with the embassy agreed to

Now Québec also has its own representation in the

Federal capital: Prime Minister opened on July 17th

Jean Charest the new government agency

from Québec at Pariser Platz 6 A in Berlin. The the

DKG well-known and always weighted Claude Trudelle

becomes after his successful time in Munich the

Take over management of this representation and with his

Family move from the Isar to the Spree. The DKG

wishes him much success and joy with his new one


Jean Charest stayed in Europe for almost two weeks

and his trip also brought him to Berlin and

Dresden. Dr. Charles Villiers, the head of representation

of the government of Québec in Germany

the Prime Minister of Québec in the new

Representation, together with Karin Schubert, mayor

and senator For Justice of the State of Berlin

and Klaus-Peter Flosbach, member of the Bundestag

and chairman of the German-Canadian parliamentary group.

Jean Charest raised in his brief

Dear members of the DKG,

most recently in close collaboration with Canada Alumni e. V ..

We firmly believe that there is a stumbling block

from here needs based on the so successful

Work of the DKG in the past to

to do something similar in Canada towards Germany.

We would therefore like to call on all members

helping us, the young Canadians who

come to Germany, warmly welcome,

to support them in their job search as well as in the

Integration into our everyday life. For suggestions and

We are always grateful for any advice.

After a successful, albeit short, general meeting

and a wonderful barbecue

our students have now arrived in Canada and

Hopefully have a wonderful summer

There; we look forward to your reports, which we will send at the latest

on the Canada weekend in February in Berlin

will experience it live.


Yours Michael Siebold


Québec opens a representative office in Berlin

Address the importance of the diversity of cultures

emerged, a central theme of his almost two weeks

Travel. He was particularly pleased to have returned

to Berlin, after he had already worked in January 2004

Pariser Platz gave a speech that was highly regarded at the time

would have.

Culturally, the reception was rounded off by a

Homage to Mozart on his 250th birthday; Ludwig

Sémerjian, a young pianist from Québec, played

from the Sonata in C major (Köchel Catalog 330). Presented

was the music on an old fortepiano,

an instrument For that of the young Québecer

Pianist is considered a specialist. He's just got a full recording

of the piano sonatas on historical

Instruments from the Germanic Collection

National Museum in Nuremberg ended, a significant one

and internationally unique project.

Michael Siebold

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Canada visits Germany's capital

Annual meeting 2007 in Berlin from February 9th to 11th, 2007

Presidium, board of directors and regional group Berlin + Brandenburg

cordially invite you to the next annual meeting in Berlin.


Friday, February 9th, from 7:00 p.m.

First meeting at the "Alt-Berliner Abend" with a surprise program in the traditional restaurant

"Alter Krug" in the Königin-Luise-Str. 52, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem (subway station Dahlem-Dorf). entry

free, a small buffet at an affordable price is prepared.

Saturday, February 10th

• 1 p.m .: General meeting at Urania Berlin e. V.,

At Urania 17, 10787 Berlin-Schöneberg

(Wittenbergplatz subway station). The agenda follows in the DKG-Journal 4/2006.

• from 6 p.m. evening event at the Steigenberger Hotel Berlin, Los Angeles Platz 1,

10789 Berlin-Charlottenburg (KurForstendamm or U-Bhf. Augsburger Str.)

• 6:00 pm champagne reception and opening of the photo competition

of our working students in 2006

• 7:00 pm welcome and short speeches, start of the cultural program

• 7.30 pm opening of the festive buffet with music

Afterwards cultural program, music and dance as well as reports of our experiences this year

Working students and award ceremonies of the photo competition

• End of the event around 1.00 am

Prices For the evening event (includes per person: buffet, half a bottle of wine,

half a bottle of mineral water, coffee):

Singles: € 60, couples: € 100, DKG students: € 30

Sunday February 11th

11 am–1pm: Guided city tour through Berlin-Mitte from the Steigenberger Hotel Berlin

Tour of the new government district with a stop at the Canadian embassy, ​​visit to the

Reichstag and tour of the dome, walk through the Nikolaiviertel, price For City tour

and visit to the Reichstag € 10

Registrations For the individual events:

Please contact Heidrun Richter with your name, address and number of persons,

Tel. (0 30) 83 35 389, fax (0 30) 83 22 1469, email: [email protected]

Transfer of the total amount by 12/24/2006 at the latest under the keyword

“Annual meeting 2007” to Angelika Werner on the special account 788 596 560

at Deutsche Bank, bank code 100 700 00.

Please indicate the desired program items on the transfer slip:

"Achievement A" = Hotel Steigenberger, "Achievement B" = ball, "Achievement C" = City Tour.

We ask for your understanding that registration confirmations can only be sent by email!

Photos: © Canadian Tourism Commission; St. Endres continue on page 4

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DKG annual meeting 2007 in Berlin - hotel reservations:

Room reservations For Accommodation under the keyword "German-Canadian Society" as early as possible

book, as trade fairs take place in Berlin in February and room prices are then significantly more expensive!

“Steigenberger Hotel Berlin” (5 stars!): Make reservations immediately, as only a limited contingent

is available! www.stiegbergerhotel-berlin

Incl. Breakfast buffet: single: 90.- €, double: 110.- € (subject to price changes, as VAT increase in 2007!).


"New Travel Culture", Angelika Werner, Niendorfweg 2, 14089 Berlin,

Tel. (0 30) 36 80 2502, Fax (0 30) 36 80 2501, [email protected]

"Best Western Hotel President" (4 stars), An der Urania 16-18, 10787 Berlin,

Tel. 030 / 21903-142, Fax 030 / 21903-106, [email protected],

Incl. Breakfast buffet: single: 108.- €, double: 130.- €

Bookings at these prices only directly through Ines Hoffmann, Hotel President, by December 31, 2006,

thereafter only subject to availability!

"Concept-Hotel" (3 1/2 stars with a nice sauna), Grolmannstrasse 41-43.

Minimum 2 nights! Incl. Breakfast For 2 nights: single: 185.- €, double: 240.- €


NIX WIE WEG Travel + Touristik GmbH, Ulrich Fichtenberg, Im Treff 19, 54296 Trier, Tel. 0651 / 91033-0,

Fax 0651 / 91033-33, [email protected] You can also inquire about other hotel offers.

"ARCO Hotel" (3 stars), Geisbergstr. 30 (near the Steigenberger Hotel), 10777 Berlin, Tel. 030 / 235148-0,

Fax 030/2147555178, [email protected],

Incl. Breakfast buffet and 19% VAT: kl. Single room: 59.- €, large double room: 75.- €, large double room as single room: 85.- €

Bookings at these prices directly with the hotel only until December 31, 2006, after that only subject to availability!

"A&O Hostel am Zoo", Joachimstaler Str. 1-3, 10623 Berlin, Tel. 030/809 47-14 or -15 (reservation center),

[email protected],

Inexpensive accommodation, walking distance to the Steigenberger Hotel. Please book your room personally at the hotel!

German-Canadian organizations

German Canadian Association of Nova Scotia

From June 16 to 18, 2006 took place in Dartmouth / Halifax

the annual Multicultural Festival takes place.

Organized by the Multicultural Association of Nova Scotia

this event since 1985 with the help of

different, local cultural groups.

Canada is an immigration country and this means

that most Canadians have their ethnic roots

outside of Canada.

Each of us is post-immigration

a Canadian, but of course we will be for a long time

shaped by the cultures in which we ourselves, our

Parents or grandparents grew up.

The state of Canada already intends to do this

Decades taken into account with his policy of

multicultural mosaic (Multi Cultural). Concrete

this means that every immigrant has the culture of his

Land should continue to maintain but at the same time

Also helping a new, multicultural, Canadian

To shape peculiarity.

Our association was active again this year

involved in the Multicultural Festival. At the culture table

the visitors were able to express their thirst for knowledge

Breastfeeding topic Germany. The culinary side

Germany, the visitors could then

get to know our booth with German baked goods better


We counted Ms. Martina Robinson, DKG-Hamburg,

among this year's volunteers.

We were also delighted to see Ms. Robinson on April 14th.

Welcome August at our members' meeting

to be allowed - as well as the DKG student, Gunnar

Kenk who is in Musquodoboit Harbor this summer

works at SWR Developments.

With the participation in this festival as well as the organization

Maintain from numerous events

we the German language and culture in Nova Scotia

and thus contribute to multiculturalism too


You should learn more about the German Canadian Association

of Nova Scotia or questions about

Canada in general and Nova Scotia in particular

we invite you to visit our website


Your emails reach us at [email protected]

We're looking forward to hearing from you.

René Botzenhardt, secretary,

German Canadian Association of Nova Scotia

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"I want to fell trees"

Canada is a big country:

Singer Ron Sexmith on blizzards and wrong phone numbers

RON SEXSMITH, born in 1964, had a long reputation

of a "musicians’ musician ", who is mainly under

Is popular with colleagues. This is how the Canadian singer becomes

and composer for Paul McCartney, Elton John and

Elvis Costello appreciated. He achieved the breakthrough

late with the albums "Cobblestone Runway"

(2003) and "Retriever" (2004). The ballad “Gold In

Them Hills, ”which he collaborated with Chris Martin from

Coldplay sang, made him known internationally.

Sexsmith's current album "Time Being" is V2

Records appeared. He lives with his girlfriend in


Mr. Sexsmith, we have

just around the supermarket

Corner something from your home

discovered ...

Mmmm, maple syrup.

Yes, probably the most successful


Export product in


What, you're doing in Germany

don't have your own maple syrup?

It's crazy.

Can you tell us if

who is good here, or only

cheaper waste?

(Tries a spoon) Excellent,

it's one of the best

Variety, congratulations.

Unlike maple syrup, Canadian have

Musicians like you have a problem with exporting: you

are often perceived as Americans.

Do you mind?

I've always been a bit of both. I am grown up

in a town in the Ontario wine region,

very close to the American border. If I

was young, we are always drinking and listening to music

over to the USA. We are also with the news

the USA grew up, their radio stations - so

seen I've been exposed to the same influences

like any American. Nevertheless: as soon as you

crossed the border, you noticed a noticeable

Change of mood. Somehow you take a deep breath

when you arrive back in Canada from the USA,

everything is a little quieter, less stressful, man

feels safer.

How come?

Canada is very progressive socially, almost a socialist one

Country with a public health system

and things like that For You in Europe

are self-evident. We are also very peaceful

and very multicultural. It's a mixture of love

and distance what we For feel the USA. Sometimes

we are very afraid that we will be Americanized

and we are completely in theirs

Lose culture. We are

just not that kind of

People who are aggressive towards their

insure yourself. Canada as

Country never has another country

ambushed. some do that

Americans paranoid: what sit

those up there and are so calm?

They think we have something

in front. But we are simple

just peaceful.

Canada has a long tradition

of singer-songwriters,

the commonly For US

Americans are held

by Neil Young, Leonard

Cohen and Joni Mitchell

up to you. Is Canada

particularly fertile For

this kind of music?

I think the country has us

all strongly influenced. For example

Joni Mitchell: Just listen to your early songs

man that she grew up on the prairies, man

almost feels the big, wide sky above the songs.

Canada is very big and very underpopulated. The

shapes. You feel lonely here. Canadians tend

to being more reserved than Americans. Simultaneously

we are musically very much from the USA and

also influenced by England.

What is the result?

We have this earthly American one

Music, but then there's the melodic influence of ours

British heritage. This is what you hear from Neil Young:

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When he plays a country song you know right away

he's not from the usa.

Nevertheless, he is just one of the estate administrators

of traditional American music.

Isn't it ironic that Canadians do the

Keeping the roots of US music alive?

Perhaps our distance, a certain plan view, helps

to have a sometimes ironic distance that music gives us

can be valued differently.

Her name Sexsmith is also the name of a town

in Alberta ...

Yes it is an English name. A sex smith in the old one

England was the knife maker, I heard. On

on my father's side I am semi-native


Canadian writer Margaret Atwood

said the Canadian landscape and size

Your country - after all, the second largest in the world

- have fundamentally shaped her as an artist.

How is it with you?

I only became aware of the size of our country when

I was 18. I drove in car seven with a friend

Days west until we are on the British coast

Columbia arrived. And then we're to the east coast

drove, which took another few days.

That's when I realized how damn big this country is

is, and how small you feel in comparison. The

made me proud and humble at the same time.

Is that typically Canadian?

Yes, you find this modesty in many Canadians.

For example, you hardly ever see Canadian musicians,

who act like rock stars, sunglasses

even wear indoors and things like that.

Neil Young also exudes this reluctance.

That is the feeling of being small personally but as a country

Feeling great, reinforced by the impression we are

be America's little brother.

The author Douglas Coupland, who is from Western Canada

originated, wrote, he grew up with the constant

Feeling of inferiority to the

USA on.

Yes, across Canada there is this need, us

to make sure that we are Canadian, sometimes

in a totally silly way. For example, due to the excessive

Emphasis on our regional accent, which is used in

Reality doesn't vary that much. Or love

to ice hockey. Or this eternal cliché of the

Mounties and nature that is always cared for.

How much of it is cliché, how much is real? Your

Colleague K.D. Lang once said the Canadian

Music is shaped by that

deep understanding For the nature and

the soul of the country.

That's true. One feels, for example

every season much more extreme than in

Europe. Winter is still here with us

a real winter, and if that

Spring comes, then it's much more intense

than with you. It affects

Your mood, and as an artist

that flows directly into your work.

For example, I'm a fan of the

Autumn, but also likes winter

with pleasure. On the one hand, that's a lot with us

hard, but also beautiful. I have

worked as a courier for six years

and whatever the weather, walking stuff

delivered. Then you know which one

Nature also exercises power over us city dwellers

Has. If you've walked around a corner a couple of times

and hold on to a lamppost

had to so that the blizzard doesn't blow you away,

then one praises life in a different, deeper way.

However, I have to say: Despite my passion

For I'm not a nature lover when the seasons change.

We thought all Canadians were sitting every free minute

in canoe or hiking ...

Not me. The only time I was in a canoe was when

we recorded an album on the island off Toronto

to have. We shot a video there For that we in

Canoe sat.

The author Pierre Berton once wrote, a Canadian

be someone who understands love in one

To make canoe ...

That likes For others apply, many Canadians are

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jerks afterwards. My ex-wife was like that too

she wanted to paddle through the wilderness for days. But

I prefer to sit in Toronto and enjoy city life.

With the exception of summer, it's damned with us

moist and hot. Autumn suits me

personally most when a certain sadness

lies over the land, the winter is heralding and

You know: the next five months will be tough.

Here lies a root of your melancholy


A little. Like the Finns with their long ones

Winters that also have this dark side

with great zest for life.

Did you record your current album in winter?

After the more optimistic predecessor

"Retriever" sounds "Time Being" like the sad one

Review of a lived life.

"Retriever" was very romantic because I just got one

new relationship had started. Live in the meantime

my girlfriend and I together for a couple of years.

We're still happy, but they play too

other things play a bigger role again. The sad one

the new album may be because I myself

in the last few years often concerned with the topic of farewell

have. Two school friends died in quick succession.

You are 42 years old - it is getting on your mind

also the question of what to leave behind?

As you get older, life becomes sweeter, man

learns to appreciate it differently. My son is now

21, the age I was when he was born. That’s where it starts

you start to think about such things in principle.

But I don't feel old. It's more of a balance sheet

my previous life in which things are

have added to the good.

That was not always so?

No, when I was in my mid-twenties and had no idea if

I can ever support a family with my music,

it was very frustrating. My success came first


There is some of that dark side in yours too

to hear new songs.

Yes, some songs tell dark stories. I

wasn't sure people were looking for the happier

"Retriever" want to hear something like that. So I sent

the songs to Elvis Costello. He gave me a very positive one

Feedback, found the songs poppy and encouraging,

even if the lyrics are sad. Exactly

that's the mix I wanted to get. I am

not a pessimist, but we live in very stressful times

Times, there are many worries, wars, environmental cat-

astrophes, the clash of muslim and

the western world ... Sometimes I just want to

in a quiet part of Canada and trees disappear


You are half-Indian, Canada is considered a model country

the integration: how do you manage so many

Integrate people from different cultures

and yet their Canadian identity too


That is slowly changing. In the 60s when I was a kid

there wasn't even a Chinese restaurant in Toronto

and just a black family in that

Neighborhood! And now we have Little India

Little China and so on. My children's friends

are blacks, Asians ... that changes our identity.

But we see this as enrichment, not as

Threat. Maybe because we have so much space

that nobody really has to feel repressed.

With you in Europe it's all much closer, the people

sit more directly on top of each other. Still: sometimes I have

I feel like I belong to an old-fashioned minority

that is slowly getting sidelined. Mine as well

Music sometimes seems funny and old-fashioned to me.

But what can I say: I'm 42 now! The

young Canadians listen to other music. One of my

Friends is from Cuba, who won the Canadian one this year

Music award. That's just how it is: The times are

past when the lumberjack is the only symbol of ours

Country was.

Douglas Coupland once wrote, typically For Canadian

be that they apologize even

when hit by a car.

Is that correct?

Yes, that's how we are, polite and a little too guilty

even if there is no reason at all. If

I'm being called by someone who is the wrong one

Number, then I apologize.

The interview was conducted by Lars von Törne (37), editor

For State politics in the Tagesspiegel, Berlin.

He also writes about pop culture, music and

with particular pleasure on Canadian subjects.

The great interest in the country was taking

other things awakened by his wife: She comes from

from Toronto.

Photos: Kai-Uwe Heinrich, Tagesspiegel

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Soccer in Canada: After the World Cup is before the World Cup

The view over the Atlantic after an intense summer football

I can still remember my formative football experience

remember in North America. I was on my way to the annual

Foreign Policy Historians Conference to be held in June

in Toronto and had a layover in Philadelphia.

That was in June 2000 and football enthusiastic readers

will know soon, it's about the European Championship

in the Netherlands and Belgium. June 20th

So I had to cross the Atlantic before looking for a

could fly to Toronto for a longer stay.

Admittedly, this trip was from the start

poorly planned, but the academic career can

don't always take the sports calendar into account.

I drove purposefully at this international airport

the first sports bar - one For the sports lover very much

Commendable establishment of North American provenance -

because it was about the last preliminary round game of the Germans,

and that against Portugal! I was hoping a pure one

Sports channel that broadcasts sports 24 hours a day, yes

surely would bring something to the game, well at least

a summary, in each case the result. But,

the USA experts already guessed it: no live broadcast,

no summary and certainly no result. I

I don't even know what exactly was going on (golf?) because I was closed

disappointed that the world kept turning without anyone

have an interest in the game, or even mine

Torment could understand. I sat down, quite contrite

so on the plane to Toronto. Arrived there checked

I went into the hotel and went to the first pub, one

very British in concept, as one would find in major Canadian cities

Can be found. Here now my salvation awaited me,

because here everything revolved around football, the big screens

broadcast all games of the EM and almost all visitors

came there for that very reason. Now

was the outcome of the game For me not exactly reason to

Joy (most of them might have the 3-0 win against Portugal

displaced), but at least I now knew where to go in the

the next few days between lectures on Eisenhower's nuclear

and kennedys Latin American policy would be found.

And even if I missed a game, I could

be sure to know who won. Because in Toronto

you just have to go to the subsequent motorcade

pay attention, then you can quickly find out who was victorious. Italian,

Portuguese, Greeks, they all occupy not just geographically

certain areas in this multicultural city;

they also know how to approach the other to your own

Presence and football superiority reminded. But

Does that mean that Canadians are more successful than Americans

Play soccer. Not quite!

It is true that historically speaking, the highest ever

Victory against the US, but that was in 1904. Won then

the Canadians 7-0! And despite the so often vaunted

Proximity to Europe and the many immigrants

Football-loving nations has the Canadian national team

so far only once to the finals of a world championship

made it in 1986 in Mexico. After three

narrow defeats against France, Romania and

But you could also get away from Russia quickly

Say goodbye to the world stage without a single honorary goal

to have achieved. So what does it all say about football in

Canada? You don't play football in Canada. No, in Canada

you play soccer. Because with football he means

Canadians a sport that involves having an egg-shaped

by Petra Dolata-Kreutzkamp

Ball in his arms runs across the field, sometimes this one

Egg also kicks with the foot, but then at a height that

protrudes high above our famous gate. The term soccer

comes from the second syllable of the word association

(Association). In the late 19th and early 20th centuries

was referred to as Association Football, after which

Football Association founded in England in 1863,

which introduced a fixed set of rules.

You don't play football in Canada. At least not on

the place, you play at the table. Because with football or

The North Americans also refer to it as foosball

table football known as "kicker". Who on the next visit to Canada

is looking for suitable venues,

can be found at the Internet address

In Canada, men don't play football. In Canada will

although played football - but much more by children and

Women. In North America, women's football runs partly like this

Men's football is taking its place in the audience. The

Women are also more successful. The Canadian female footballers

are now part of the first set since they have been with

finished fourth at the last World Cup. And it has long been

Soccer training is an integral part of one's life

average North American middle class family.

And the so-called soccer moms, not gainfully employed

Suburban mothers taking their cared-for children to training

drive and cheer them on at the games are already

become the object of sociological studies.

You don't play football in Canada. That's actually true

not, because soccer is now one of the most popular

Recreational sports are advancing, but people are talking about football

Not. For Canadians and Americans, soccer isn't that

most important minor matter in the world. Football is not very suitable

For small talk in the office or at a cocktail party. On the

Couch looks like the most traditional Canadian of all

Sports - hockey - on. Myths are written here

Canada triumphs here, this is Canada! And talk about it

man! Professional leagues have a hard time

survive, the North American Football League existed

17 full years, from 1967 to 1984. In Canada, it brought

the Canadian football league founded in 1987 just once

for six years. The best US teams are currently playing in the

MLS (Major League Soccer), the American Bundesliga

and the Canadian teams in the USL, the second


A look at history shows that this is not always the case

was bad for Canadian football. The first

Football game as we know it today is supposed to be in October

Took place in Toronto in 1876. Then he won

Sports are becoming more and more popular. A Canadian football association

(Dominion Football Association), henceforth

Organized smaller tournaments was already a year later

founded in Montréal. Not far from Toronto, namely

in Berlin (today's Kitchener) was established in 1880

further association For the province of Ontario founded. Soon

the first international soccer game took place and that against

the USA! In November 1885 Canada won 1-0,

the revenge in the next year they unfortunately lost almost 3: 2.

The Canadian team even toured in the late 80s

through Great Britain, where at least some respect

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result could be achieved. In 1904 they won

Canadians even won the gold medal in the Olympics

in St. Louis. Canada has been a member of FIFA since 1914.

Still, the country has not established itself as a football nation

can. Why not? First you have to

say the national team is often very short of one

World Cup participation has failed and the many Canadian

Professional footballers in the European leagues (especially those

on the British Isles) testify to the high quality of the

Soccer in Canada. On the other hand, football will of course never be

Hockey as a national sport to overtake and by the

The sport competes commercially with its proximity to the USA

the established sports of basketball, baseball and football.

In addition, popular sport is traditionally used in Canada

supported more than top-class sport. After all, Canada is

next year host of the Junior World Championship

(U 20). Still, soccer is on the verge of being in Canada

to become something really big. There is really only one missing



Discussion: What is a Canadian company?

(CBC) - Canadian business news busy

is currently constantly asking the question: What does a Canadian

Company actually? Is it about that

Company gives work to many Canadians, its products

mainly on the Canadian market and its

Has its main location on Canadian soil? Or go

is it something different? Is the Molson Canadian Brewery that

For a long time a successful advertising campaign with the slogan

"I am Canadian" had, no longer Canadian, since now

is brewed in Montreal and Denver, USA? Is a general

Motors actually not American, but rather Canadian,

because they employ more than 20,000 people in Canada?

The question arose earlier this year when

Canada's most successful coffee and donut chain "Tim Horton’s"

was transformed into a stock corporation. Canadian

The media now spoke of taking the chance

and by buying shares in "Tim Horton’s"

could do Canadian again. In 1995, the US

Burger company "Wendy's" the company