There is a street that is split down the middle by the USA-Canadian border, aptly named Canusa street. People who live in houses on the south side of the street are in the USA, and the north side, in Canada. Crossing the street requires having to report to the border crossing office.
St. Pierre and Miquelon is a territorial collectivity of France only 16 miles from Canada where the locals speak French, use the Euro and have French citizenship.
The Canadian Medical Association voted in support of a ban of Mixed Martial Arts in Canada. They argued from a physician responsibility standpoint they could not overlook activities which cause injury and trauma to Canadians. They had previously come out against Boxing for similar reasons.
Canada had considered annexing the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean region. In the 1980s, local islanders in favor of joining the Canadian federation reached a peak support of 90%.
After World War 2 Canada had the 4th largest air force, 5th largest navy, and the largest volunteer army in the world.
The Canadian ice hockey team were so dominant that they did not participate in the knock-out tournament of the 1930 World Championships. They were put straight into the gold medal final game, and the tournament was played to determine an opponent. Canada won 6-1 in the final to claim the gold.
There was a paramilitary socialist group in Canada in the 1960s that wanted to overthrow their provincial government with an armed revolution. The only peace time use of Canada’s War Measures Act was to stop them. The group was in contact with the KGB, and the top members were exiled to Cuba.
David Duchovny is permanently banned from a Vancouver strip club for insulting the city’s weather while filming The X-Files.
The Canadian government will pay you to plant trees for a summer. It became so popular that work visas became available for foreign workers simply to plant trees.
For 30 years Paul Shuen was one of Canada’s most respected obstetricians and gynecologists. His license to practise in Ontario was revoked after it was discovered that, since deliveries paid more on weekends, he was drugging his patients without their knowledge to induce labor on Saturday.