July 3, 2006 |
ARE AMERICANS worried about the wrong border? Almost every day, there are news stories regarding the porous border between the United States and Mexico and the flood of illegal immigrants into our country. But an incident last month indicates we should be more concerned about the Canadian border. In early June, Canadian police arrested 17 Muslim suspects in Toronto, alleging that there was a plot to bomb buildings in Canada, including Parliament in Ottawa and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
May 17, 2008 |
Rick Nash scored the go-ahead goal to put Canada in the title game of the World Ice Hockey Championships with a 5-4 win over Sweden in Quebec City last night, setting up a championship showdown with Russia tomorrow. Sergei Fedorov scored the opening goal of the game and Evgeni Nabakov stopped 23 shots to lead Russia to a 4-0 win over Finland in the first game of the semifinal doubleheader. It will be the first time Canada and Russia have ever met with the world championship on the line.
September 20, 2000 |
Some politicians are promising they can deliver cheap drugs for Americans by copying the Canadian system. Beware - the silly season lasts until Nov. 7. The claim that pharmaceuticals are hugely cheaper in Canada is just plain wrong. Many drugs are much more expensive in Canada and generic prices are consistently higher. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development reports that prices for brand-name drugs are overall 23 percent lower in Canada. However, individual incomes of Canadians are 24 percent lower and the standard of living is lower.
December 2, 1988 |
Canada was famous for 15 minutes. There has to be something wrong with that. When Andy Warhol said that some day everyone will be famous for 15 minutes, he was talking about people, not entire countries. Canada is, by land mass, the second largest country in the world. That should be good for at least half an hour. Canada got famous for 15 minutes during its national parliamentary elections, mainly because the issue in the elections was whether to sign a free trade agreement with the United States, a country that is permanently famous to the point of distraction.
July 31, 1988 |
Last month, Assistant District Attorney Joel Goldstein made a promise to the Delaware County jury that convicted Victor Maturo of first-degree murder and sentenced him to life in prison. The South Philadelphia man had been accused of plotting with Thomas S. Vile to murder Vile's former girlfriend. "One day Vile will be caught, and I will go before a jury like this and ask that he be found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to death," Goldstein said. Last week, Goldstein came closer to fulfilling his promise when an administrative judge in Toronto ordered that Vile be deported from Canada.
March 1, 2010
THE U.S. MEN'S HOCKEY team saw stars on the red, white and blue flags waved by fans during yesterday's gold-medal game against Canada. The Canadians saw stars, too. Cheering from the stands. Topping the list was Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who showed up to witness his country's overtime win over the U.S. He even won a case of beer thanks to a bet he made with President Obama. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Obama wagered a case of Yuengling that the U.S. would win. Harper put up a case of Molson.
February 19, 1998 |
This one was supposed to be a laugher, a sure ticket to the semifinals as a reward for the Canadian men's hockey team winning its round-robin group. And when Joe Nieuwendyk and Shayne Corson scored within the first 2 minutes, 13 seconds of Canada's quarterfinal game against Kazakstan yesterday at Big Hat, that notion was only reinforced. But when Kazakstan forward Konstantin Shafranov blasted a shot off the arm of goaltender Patrick Roy to cut Canada's lead to 2-1 at 3:46 of the first period, the Canadians suddenly and unexpectedly found themselves in a tight game.
May 10, 2004 |
Florida Panthers defenseman Jay Bouwmeester scored the winning goal, and Canada rallied to beat Sweden for the second straight year in the gold-medal game at the world hockey championships, 5-3, yesterday in Prague, Czech Republic. Canada has won the world title a record 23 times, tying the Soviet Union-Russia. The United States won the bronze medal earlier yesterday with a 1-0 victory in a shootout over Slovakia. It was the first medal at the worlds for the Americans since they finished third in 1996.
April 26, 1993 |
The Flyers' Eric Lindros had a goal and an assist to help Canada defeat Russia yesterday, 3-1, in Dortmund, Germany, and complete the preliminary round of the World Hockey Championships with a 5-0 record. Lindros, who had scored 12 points in the previous two games, leads the tournament with 16 points (10 goals, six assists). Also yesterday, Germany scored five times in the first period and held on to beat Team USA, 6-3. Paul Kariya, of the University of Maine, who was voted the top U.S. college player this year, had one goal and one assist.
February 3, 1988 |
On a recent Saturday afternoon at the Joe Louis Arena, the Canadian Olympic team was adding the final touches to a 5-1 defeat of the U.S. team in a practice game. Because of the proximity of "The Joe" to Canada, plenty of Canadians were in attendance and showing their approval. Many of them had come for their first chance to see a 19-year-old goalie named Sean Burke. They got an eyeful. They had read the news from Moscow about Burke, who led the Canadian team to a first-place finish at the Izvestia tournament in December, defeating the powerful Soviets along the way. After each save Burke made in Detroit, many of the Canadian fans would glance approvingly at one another, perhaps even poke a friend in the ribs, and smile.