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here's some oldy-timey comments from when we first started. not sure if anyone has bothered saying anything since.

broken pencil [Fall 2000]
"This is more of an e-newspaper than an e-zine, with weekly updates that keep the content fresh. True to its name, much of the content is definitely Canadian in focus. However, some of the opinion pieces, such as "On the Anniversary of the Death of My Brother", are much more universal. Poetry, opinion pieces, photographs, reviews and even an advice column indicate an effort to make this ezine interesting to most Canadians - perhaps expatriate Canadians, especially. The writing isn't outstanding, but the pieces are solid. The internal links were good. It was easy to follow from the front page to specific pieces to archives- something that, as a relative newcomer to ezines, I really appreciate. While browsing their archives, I found a picture of a B.C. street sign that struck me perhaps harder than it would others - Anarchist Place. The role of anarchists in Canadian history, from Tolstoi's helping the Doukobors come to Canada, to the murder of anti-war labour activist Ginger Goodwin for resisting serving in WWI, to Emma Goldman's death in Toronto, is often overlooked. It was great to see an unacknowledged reminder of our history." (Brian Burch)

Vancouver Sun Hot Site [week of feb 17, 2000]

broken pencil [Spring 1999]
"Canadian Content describes itself as a forum for thoughts and rants on what Canada is or isn't from the inside and out, but lives on a server in the U.S. Ah well, patriotism is one thing, but free web space is another. This site could be much much worse than it is. The thought of yet another well-meaning but fuzzy exploration of What Canada Is might make you want to move to Australia, but this site at least makes your inevitable surrender to cultural naval gazing as painless as possible. Lots of the coverage is devoted to literature, the arts, and the funding thereof. The current issue also features a "Welcome back Joe Clark" story and, believe it or not, an impassioned defense of the Queen from an outraged Victorian monarchist. The site also includes some fiction and poetry, reviews of books written by other professional Canada-watchers, a review of the Nylons' website (whoo hoo!), and a whole lot of links, including a section devoted to lactose intolerance. Because nothing says Canada like severe stomach cramps." (DW)


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