Category Archives: Quebec and Ontario

Ottawa’s Sad End to Innocence

Shielded from many public massacres, Canadians have mostly escaped the controversy and horror associated with one of America’s biggest debates: The second amendment, aka “The Right to Bear Arms”. Following mostly in the footsteps of its superpower neighbors, Canada’s been forced to enact many of America’s post 9/11 anti-terrorism laws at airports as well as a myriad of other rules for stepping up security levels. Until today, touring the nation’s capital and its governing halls was never off-limits as White House Tours have been for years. Sadly, thanks to an armed lunatic with a gun and a chaotic scene today, I’m confident we’ve seen the end of the Parliament Building tours for the public.

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The main chambers of Canadian Parliament

Fortunately, the Experimental Expats visited Eastern Canada during my American expat days in Calgary. Long before our intended move to Malaysia was hatched, we wondered what “The East” was all about. Rather than glorify today’s violence, I’ve chosen to share snippets of our wonderful trip to Ottawa complete with a video of The Changing Of The Guard parade, a highlight of any visit. Continue reading