Friday, August 22, 2008

Can CBC publicists spell the first prime minister's name?


This is from a promotional email distributed today by CBC media (italics added to the key line):

Canadians invented insulin, basketball, the paint roller and the stubby beer bottle, but how much do we really know about our native land? Join fellow compatriots Wendy Mesley and Brent Bambury as they team up again to host Canada’s largest Canadian trivia event as we test the nation about itself on TEST THE NATION: CANADA, EH? telecasting Sunday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m., on CBC Television.

Can weathercasters quote Sir John A. MacDonald? Will American expats know the origins of Superman or the Stanley Cup? Who will identify Canada’s genuine national sport?
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