ROTHENBURGER – You and I know less about Canada than we think we do
I CONSIDER MYSELF a good Canadian but, apparently, I’m not as good as I thought.
The annual Historica.ca extreme trivia quiz is out. I barely passed it.
Then I thought I’d try the real one, the one you have to take if you want to become a citizen. I barely passed it.
Just as well that, if you’re born here, you don’t have to pass a test.
Anyway, I got 22 out of 30 on the True-or-False Historica quiz, good for a B. I can take consolation, I suppose, in the fact 67 per cent of the 1,002 people who were surveyed between June 11 and 14 flunked.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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