On the occasion of our fifth anniversary, way back in 2003, the National Post put together a series of front pages, wondering what they would have looked if we’d been around in previous ages. They’d been long forgotten until a dusty poster turned up under a reporter’s desk and now revived here. (Pages by Rob Mckenzie and Kagan McLeod)
Americans have little knowledge of Canada: poll A new survey shows that fewer than half of all Americans can name Canada’s capital and that close to two-thirds of our neighbours to the south admit they learned nothing about this country’s history in school.
The 1,048 Americans were also asked: “Did you learn anything about the history of Canada in school?” Just 36% of those surveyed — and only 12% of those aged 18 to 20 — answered yes.
On the same question about Canadian geography, 57% of those surveyed — but only 29% of the youngest cohort of respondents — said they learned something in school about the big country north of the U.S. (Photo: Chris Wattie/Reuters)