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Sunday, November 17, 2019

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The Maritimes

Quaint set of territories similar to New England except with icebergs, odd accents, a more or less total absence of jobs and industries and so many Celtic Revival entrepreneurs clamouring for attention that it is impossible to drive from Moncton to Halifax without running one over. Burial ground of choice for Canadian government industrial development programs since Halifax was blown up by stray armaments ship during the First World War. The only other excitement it has had was Leon Trotsky’s short internment during the 1930s. Maritimers throw the best parties in Canada, which is not an admission that the poor have more fun.

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