I'm working on a book of international curses and insults and I'm supposed to write a section on the U.S. and Canada. Now, I have no problem finding examples of invective by Yanks, but (like a typical Yank) I'm completely at a loss when it comes to the Great White North. I'd appreciate any pointers to good use of wicked language by Canadians (doesn't have to be obscene; cf. Twain's "Harte is a liar, a thief, a swindler, a snob, a sot, a sponge, a coward..."), old or new, online or off. Thanks!
I'm looking for an online store to buy a shoeshine kit in Canada- any ideas? I'm living in Wells, BC, and the only nearby town is Quesnel. Wal-Mart has the stuff, but I flatly refuse to buy anything from Wal-Mart. What is a on-line Canadian shoe company that I could buy polish, brushes, etc. from? I'd like to keep it in Canada, so I don't have to pay international shipping.
Wondering how to: Travel with 26 foot (cured black spruce) tipi poles, canvas and various assorted camping gear from Toronto Canada to England / Wales. Alternatively: How do I rent a tipi or a yurt (or other rustic / gypsy style camping caravans) in the UK? [more inside]
So I will be making x dollars gross in Ontario, that translates to... [more inside]
I own with my partner a transcription service for film and TV production companies in Ontario. Recently, a company asked us to do something I consider slightly shady, and I'd like some opinions about what to do. [more inside]
I'm planning a road trip from Maine to Newfoundland in August or September '07. Could any Newfies/travelers share thoughts on cross-border car rental, the ferry system, the roads, and of course sights and places to stay? [more inside]
I want to see the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver in person. How early can/should I book a hotel room and plane tickets and event tickets? What do I need to think about in advance? How do I do this?
Are there Excel spreadsheets available for Canadian (Ontario) payroll calculation that automatically calculate EI, CPP, etc?
I would like to buy a customized HP TX1000z from HP (in lieu of the TX1120us) and have it shipped to Ontario, where I live. Any ideas on how considering HP USA will not ship to me, and HP CA will not sell me one. [more inside]
Planning to drive to Toronto on Memorial Day weekend. I know the requirement to have a passport to go to Canada by land entry points doesn't come into effect until next year but... [more inside]
I'm moving to Windsor, ON from the US, this fall, for grad school. I'm presently roped into a three+ year wireless contract with Cingular, here in the States. Given the proximity of Windsor to Detroit (I will be able to see Detroit from campus), is it at all possible that I'll be able to continue using my Cingular plan without paying $0.79/minute international roaming fees or acquiring a new plan? [more inside]
Do you know artists who moved to NYC illegally and now live there legally? [more inside]
I need to take a flight to Canada tomorrow and have just realized that my passport is expired. I could drive, but don't have access to my birth certificate. Am I stuck? Think security will take a drivers license and an expired passport? [more inside]
Least evil Canadian bank? [more inside]
Canadian Geography-filter: What is with this divot in the border between Canadian territories?
Canadian tax question: After six years of university (undergrad and an M.Phil), I am about to start working. Will I need to pay taxes on income that I use immediately to pay off student loans? [more inside]
[Canada filter] I was very impressed with what I heard at a lecture about immigrating to Canada. But is everything they said really true? [more inside]
I heard a song in Canada this weekend, and now it's stuck in my head. [more inside]
Where in Ontario, Canada can I get some size 14 rain boots? [more inside]
Can a California boy find work as an elementary/primary school teacher in one of the BIG Canadian cities? What is the salary for a teacher like? [more inside]
The Steelcase Think chair: is it worth it, and how to find around Ottawa, Canada? [more inside]
Canada and Computer Espionage: What legal recourse is available in this situation? [more inside]
How do I calculate my foreign tax credit on my Canadian tax return? [more inside]
We've just been told that my husband's passport will not be ready in time for our flight to Australia. [more inside]
Issues facing physiotherapists in BC? [more inside]
DualCitizenshipFilter: Looking for anecdotes and advice about travelling between the US & Canada, as a citizen of both. [more inside]
CanadaBankingFilter: I need to know if I will be able to use my President's Choice Financial debit card to withdraw cash from ATMs in Mexico. [more inside]
What are your experiences with getting a naturopath to sign a form stating that "cannabis may have therapeutic value for [me]" in order to apply for compassion club membership? [more inside]
Help me learn about personal finances... Canadian style. [more inside]
"Adanac" is "Canada" spelled backwards, and it's an exceedingly common name for businesses, streets and so forth in Canada. Is this common in any other country? [more inside]
We live in Chicago. We'd like to take a trip to (scenic) Canada once it warms up a bit. Where should we go that is within a reasonable driving distance? [more inside]
Where can I get an API that allows lookup of (Canadian) Member of Parliament via postal code? [more inside]
How (where) does one go about procuring 100mt of copper for shipment to China from North America?
Not-so-girly Girly-Man Filter: Help a Canadian find scented candles that won't clash with his Y-chromosome. [more inside]
I want to find a job in Australia or new Zealand. But I'm Canadian, in Canada. How do I do it? [more inside]
College savings: Does the government care how you spend a college savings plan in Canada? [more inside]
I'm visting four countries within a month, what should I see, visit, taste, smell and photograph while I'm there? [more inside]
I'm looking to become a trader in Canada, and need some ideas on how to go about it... [more inside]
Am I breaking copyright by showing digital images of sections of a book to a class? [more inside]
Cool, small American cities such as Lawrence, Portland and Austin keep cropping up on MeFi as places people want to live. What, if they exist, are the Canadian equivalents ?
My partner and I are thinking about buying our first home in Toronto and are looking into mortgage options, but it gets a little complicated as I'm self-employed. Looking for advice on self employed mortgages or good brokers in Toronto. [more inside]
I'll be running a marathon in Duluth, MN, in June and would like to stay at a wilderness lodge with my brother and parents for 3-4 days afterward to relax. Where should I go? [more inside]
Where to eat in Calgary? [more inside]
What is this huge long line in Canada? A friend of mine was flying back from europe and saw this huge long grey line going across Canada. It looks to big to be a road. We're stumped! Does anybody know what it is? Look at it on Google Maps
Can I get a cellphone in Canada that will also work in SE Asia? [more inside]
How much does it cost to phone Canada from Ethiopia? Is it possible to buy a long distance calling card in Ethiopia for calling Canada?
How to get an open work permit for Canada (working in Quebec)? [more inside]
SomewhatObscureGiftFilter: I'd like to buy a Darwin Fish bumper plaque/emblem, and I'd like to have it by December 24. I'm in Ontario (Niagara region). The online options I've found have slow or super-expensive shipping to Canada -- anyone know of a bricks-and-mortar source?
Where can I buy electronics online (a cordless telephone specifically) and ship directly to Canada? I tried a few websites: the US based ones don't ship to Canada, and the Canadian ones don't take a credit card with US billing address... Obviously I am in US.
I want to buy 20 acres in Canada so that I have a refuge and a windfall when the coming global apocolypse comes down, I'm ready. Where can I buy now that would be the best investment, esp. for not much money? [more inside]