Monday was Canadian Thanksgiving. Our neighbors have a different spin on the whole thing - no pilgrims, no Indians, just thanks for a bountiful harvest. It has a long history, for some time it was linked with Rememberance Day (our Veteran's Day). The second Monday in October was established in the 1950's. Being further north, their harvest occurs somewhat earlier than ours. If my sources are correct, it isn't celebrated in all the provinces. Anyhoo... the menu is basically the same as Americans will be enjoying in a few short weeks.
Today is a big day on its own. It is Election Day in Canada. I'll be checking in to watch television coverage tonight. Although I am about ten minutes from the border, there has been nary a mention of it in the local papers or on local news. Now, here's the idea I like. The whole election process in Canada takes place over about six weeks. I love that. It seems to me that this election started two years ago, and I am just a casual observer. I wish we could adopt this policy!