We're Taking Panther-themed Holiday
May 23rd, 2016 1:04 PM Share
Since Steph and I are citizens of a country that didn’t institute a constitution until its 115th birthday, we get to celebrate holidays that even the British ignore.
Today is Victoria Day, a federal holiday that marks the unofficial beginning of summer for those of us who live north(-ish) of the 49th parallel. It also has something to do with a queen that’s long since been dead.
So, instead of discussing the finer points of living in the Commonwealth, I’m phoning it in. Here’s an RCMP Crown Victoria on Parliament Hill in Steph’s home city of Ottawa (our nation’s capital, which is not Toronto).
Signing off …
[Image: Bobby Hidy/Flickr]
Published May 23rd, 2016 2:00 PM
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Wait ; . Where is all the panther love ? . . I read the headline and clicked to read more panther love stories..... . We're scrapping them out as fast as we can get them turned in , a sad thing indeed and I'm a Bowtie Guy . . -Nate
IIRC the Toronto Police purchased the last 300 Crown Vics off the assembly line to stock up. Also regarding the comment about Ottawa having a municipal force and yet the picture is of an RCMP car, at one time (around the '80s and before) all these police forces had some sort of jurisdiction/policing authority in Toronto: 1- The Metropolitan Toronto Police 2- The RCMP 3- The Ontario Provincial Police 4- The Toronto Port Police 5- The Toronto Harbour Police 6- The Canadian National Railway Police and 7- The Canadian Pacific Railway Police Go back to the '50s, ore-amalgamation and Toronto was a bunch of boroughs and cities each with their own police force.
You can celebrate any damn day you want - just keep my Canada Pension and BMO checks coming. The day they arrive, I stand up and sing "Oh Canada", then retire to watch the Cup game du jour. I love all Canadians and the country. Only by accident of birth was I able to eliminate 90% of the competition in my field and achieve my true Peter Principle ascension.
Welcome to Ottawa, Mark! It was a great weekend to be here....beautiful weather the past few days!