Macdonald spoke in the Confederation debates about sectional differences, noting that Maritimers
, Lower Canadiens, loyalists, and Anglophones in Canada West were distinct, and that the Anglophones in Quebec were assured of representation through the retention of the electoral boundaries of Canada East for the appointed upper chamber.
More than half of British Columbians were British-born when the First World War began; fewer than seven percent of Maritimers
were and their largest concentration was in Cape Breton's mining centres (Canada 1915,22).
In general, Canadians and Maritimers
shared in the wider Imperial enthusiasm for the war.
She is a regular on CBC's Maritime Noon radio, entertaining idiosyncratic questions from science-curious Maritimers
Rogers expands 4G HSPA+ network to cover nearly 1 million more Maritimers
, delivering greater signal strength, faster downloads and increased device selection in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI
Educating the next generation of maritimers
is a priority for all seafaring countries and in Bahrain we are working to educate the next generation - men and women," she added.
Accordingly, while 64% of Canadians binge drink at least once a year, 73% of Maritimers
do so--a significantly greater proportion than everywhere else in Canada except Alberta (64%) and Saskatchewan (64%).
As Waddell points out in his review, defence reporter Lambie's On Assignment in Afghanistan: Maritimers
at War is a slickly produced pictorial tribute, and again not intended to present a broader understanding of the regional challenges.
And, like many Maritimers
, we both wound up working someplace else, far from our homes, which leads to my second connection.
Acadians may have had closer contacts with the Mi'kmaq than did most anglophone Maritimers
and Newfoundlanders, but there remained a vast distance between the two communities, one that could only be bridged with acts of kindness and fraternity, on rare occasions when people managed to overcome their traditional suspicion.
FOR more than 100 years, thousands of Middle Eastern maritimers
came to South Shields to work in the Tyne's shipbuilding industry.
In the end, it's the consumer who suffers, but until provinces are prepared to consider privatizing the liquor industry completely, let's hope silly 100-year-old trade disputes don't cause Maritimers
to go to pot.