Obama will deliver beers to Canada

Let’s finish the day with an humourous story between the president of the USA and the president of Canada.

Obama have to deliver beers to Canada, but why? What is the truth behind this?

President Obama had lost a bet with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper about the match between the United States and Canada in Olympics hockey in Sochi.



Image : Canadian players celebrating their victory on the USA

The White House will deliver two cases of beer at the Embassy of Canada in Washington on Monday, after President Barack Obama lost with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on hockey matches at the Olympic Winter Games. “We look forward to delivered two cases of beer brewed this Monday” has wrote the National Security Council (NSC firm foreign policy of the White House) on his Twitter account.

Hey, @connect2canada! Look forward to delivering two freshly brewed cases of WH beer on Monday for @pmharper from POTUS.
You can also see this following video which demonstrate how these beers have been made. Enjoy it.

Canada make it twice against Norwegian


Canadian hockey team added a second win to his record Sunday at the Paralympic Games in Sochi. At their second Group A match of the preliminary round, players walkover against Norwegian 4 – 0.

During the first period none of these two teams has able to score despite of nine canadian shoots. Norwegian doorkeeper has repulsed all of them shoots. Larocque score the first goal in the sedond period.

“It’s good! It has been awhile since I had not managed to score more goals in a tournament, “said Larocque.


Canada has once again demonstrated its effectiveness in attack, 23 times the puck towards the goal. “We are preparing for full-time since January and it is bearing fruit. We do this since the beginning of the Games, because our three lines of attack are performing. The chemistry is there and it’s going great, “Larocque analyzed.

hope that Canada will continue in this way and will take the olympic gold.



Canadian winter, some caution to have.

Canadian winter, in advance of going anywhere. You need to be equipped very well. for example you need this kind of item which can be very useful during cold period.



Image : Canadian winter brush

Why would you say?

Because in Canada you can be very surprised by the snow quantity on your car :), until 10 cm of snow.

We don’t know what we really need and what can happen during driving. So be careful and bring with some items which can make your life easier.

Bring with you an first aid kit and set up your wheel with winter tire or chained tire and have your vehicle serviced by a mechanic.

Now you are able to drive on canadian roads, aware of any issues which can occur.




Mac Kenzie ice road

Canada has crushed Sweden in Hockey

The Canadian Hockey team has crushed Swedish team in Hockey during the Sotchi Paralympic games. The final score was 10 – 1 for canadians. I saw the match and Swedish has been atomized..

Game Statistics

Canadians was very offensive in attack with 31 direct shots in 45 minutes. Not only the attack was efficient but the defense also contribute to this large victory. (Only 5 rings were directed towards cage).

One-way match

We all know that Canadians are the world champion in previous Sotchi olympic game. They demonstrate it during the first seconds of the match because only one minute elapsed before scoring.

You can see the Canadian Hockey team highlights, enjoy it 😉

Microsoft closes his studio in Victoria, Canada


According to an article in the Times Colonist, Microsoft has decided to close its studio based in Victoria (Canada) to “centralize and consolidate its resources.” Mainly focused on game design studio, which opened its doors in 2012, working on a “project still confidential.”
“It was not an easy decision, but we wanted to centralize our local developments in Vancouver. We are actively working with affected by the closure to find available positions in other studios and we want to maintain our presence in British Columbia employees. “

“No project has been canceled, the Vancouver office will take over.”

Ottawa approved Jackpine oilsands mine expansion


The plan of Shell Canada’s Jackpine oilsands mine expansion has been approved from Ottawa, despite the environment minister’s view that it’s “likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.” 

In a statement publied Friday, Leona Aglukkaq who is the Environment Minister concluded that the effects from the 100.000 barrel per day expansion are “justified in the circumstances.”

Greenpeace speaks out against expansion

Greenpeace Canada issued a statement accusing the Harper government of putting the short term interests of oil companies ahead of environmental protection and First Nations treaty rights.

Review panel suggests compensation for ‘irreversible damage’

A review panel concluded last July that the project was in the public interest but warned that it would result in severe  and irreversible damage so great that new protected areas should be created to compensate.

Canada is not an El dorado

It was believed that Canada where all things is easy,find work, good way of life,.. but disillusions did not take long. It is Thomas, a young graduated in computers who said this.

Did you know that Canada has more than 78.000 french expatriate which prefer to live in Quebec?

This reality is due to that a lot of french native speakers live there and there is a lot of opportunity to find jobs in computer science,education, traduction and more..

Canada is a country with a small birth rate and every year there is 250.000 new arrivals in work visa but it is not because we talk the same language that we think the same way. Canadians are first of all “north american”. The newcomers must take steps to integrate like in others country. 

In most of case, the newcomers should have a CV like the north americans, educations and experiences, human skills and business cards.

If you want to be engineer in Canada, be patient and in case of refusal, try to find and accept a job in a café as a waiter until you find a job corresponding in your studies because in Canada, this kind of operation is appreciate by employers, it valorize your skills in adaptation and especially, you need to be cold-adapted which isn’t a myth.


Source “20 minutes newspaper”.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford deprived of its executive powers

On Monday, The Municipal Council of the City of Toronto has dismissed Mayor Rob Ford’s executive powers. Norm Kelly replaced him.


So why Rob was dismissed of his function?

he confessed of using crack and alcohol. He has his chair but he don’t have any power on the city, nevertheless he received a support from the prime minister Stephen Harper.



but in reality, councilors voted a series of motions that have made Norm Kelly, the new leader of the capital of Ontario.

Is it a Modern overturn?

Rob Ford has no longer the authority to preside or decide of Executive council which manage the city everyday and he promised to take the matter to court. “You have attacked Kuwait “, furiously said Rob about his colleagues. He vowed to bring a response as violent as that of George Bush after the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq troops in 1990.


So wait and see.

Toronto one of the best city in the world?

According to Reputation institute, Toronto is the second city the most reputed in the world just behind Sidney.

The reputation institute is a consulting firm which list the most reputed cities in the world for 15 years now.



But in fact, some canadians don’t appreciate Toronto whereas the world appreciate it for the architecture and job opportunity. Canadians judge Toronto far too much negatif because of traffic jam, pollution, criminality.

The ranking take into consideration economic,environmental and political aspects. So that’s why Toronto is in the process of increasing its attractiveness. Since 2012, Toronto increase by 9% in reputation institute ranking.

Compared to Paris, life is good in Toronto than the french romantic city. In the ranking, Paris reached to the 22 position.

Canadian famous companies

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying your week end !

Today, I will focus on Canadian famous companies like AVI, Bombardier, RIM and ATI which are known by us.

The first one is based in Vancouver and  manufacture high quality loudspeaker drivers. All of you have already use this kind of decoder to play some video on your computer.

The second company is maybe the most known in France, Bombardier.

Bombardier was created in 1941 in Montréal and it is the unique company which manufacture together train and aircraft in the world.




The third company is RIM (Research in motion best known by Blackberry). It is a company which develop, manufacture and commercialise communication equipments.



And to finish, the last company is ATI technologies, the direct competitor of Intel. ATI manufacture microchip for our computer. We found ATI products on a graphical board, chipset. It becomes a subsidiary of AMD and ATI disappeared in 2010.




So see you next week for another post ;).