Published on Wednesday, December 8, 2004

Americans offered “Canadian disguise kit" for travelling

Many American travellers are reportedly going to great lengths to pretend they are Canadian – and they can now take advantage of a reference guide to help with the deception. According to a report in The Times newspaper, an American company is selling a “disguise package” including a T-shirt and lapel pin bearing the traditional Canadian maple leaf motif – and the reference guide, entitled “How to Speak Canadian, Eh?” The owner of the company reportedly sensed a business opportunity after anecdotal evidence that US citizens have faced “hostility” while abroad, and reports of a “flood of inquiries” on the Canadian immigration website following George Bush’s recent election win. Bill Broadbent, head of the firm, is quoted as saying: “It was not meant as a slight against the US or Canada. Some people might not mind (the “hostility”) but others just want to be on vacation. So we were joking that they could just go as Canadians, and that just kind of evolved.” Report by Tim Gillett, News From Abroad Ltd

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  • The mighty dollar ?

    Strange comment with the US dollar at its lowest ever level against major currencies!

    By mike preston, Wednesday, December 15, 2004

  • This is insulting to Americans

    This is the most insulting thing I have ever heard of. All of the other countries are so anxious to get their hands on the almighty American travel dollar that it's pathetic. How dare someone suggest that we should be ashamed of our heritage and/or our country and leader. If others are hostile towards Americans then I suggest that we keep our strong American travel dollar in our own country and stop supporting their economies by vacationing abroad.

    By Candace Pesek, Thursday, December 9, 2004

  • I love it !

    We really need this for middle eastern travel, come on someone make your million! I am blonde and a girl who loves Egypt and want's to go to Turkey............Help!

    By Phyllis Kenton Brown, Thursday, December 9, 2004

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