Drake's Nice For What is a great jam, and it's currently enjoying its second week at number one. That means there have been 50 songs by Canadians to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and this entry is a week late. Here's the complete list of 50 songs performed
With a hat tip to @1236 it seems Drake has another number one hit on his hands with God's Plan. God's Plan had a record on-demand streaming total in its first week, propelling the single to the #1 spot. Here's the complete list of 49 songs performed by a Canadian
I'm old enough to remember when a Canadian topping the Billboard Hot 100 was a rare occurrence. Now, with Drake and The Weeknd and Justin Bieber, it happens fairly often. And it's happening right now. Here's the complete list of 48 Canadian songs to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Drake finally has his first Billboard Hot 100 number one as a lead artist. One Dance by Drake and featuring WizKid and Kyla currently tops the chart. Here's the complete list of 45 Canadian songs to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It's Love-Love-Love by Guy LombardoCry by Johnnie Ray
This used to be a rare event, worthy of noting, but now it's a regular occurrence. Note though, this is a Rihanna song featuring Drake. Drake has never hit #1 on his own. Here's the complete list of 44 Canadian songs to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It's Love-Love-Love
Justin Bieber's latest album is a hits machine. He just scored his third number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the first three of his career, all from Purpose. Here's the complete list of 43 Canadian songs to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It's Love-Love-Love by Guy LombardoCry
Yet another Canadian song has topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Justin Bieber's Sorry is the current #1 single. What was once a pretty rare event now feels commonplace. Here's the complete list of 42 Canadian songs to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It's Love-Love-Love by Guy LombardoCry by
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Canadians pause and remember the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives fighting for freedom and democracy during the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War, the Afghanistan conflict and during peacekeeping missions.
Canadian songs are dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart this summer. The Weeknd hit #1 with "Can't Feel My Face", Justin Bieber scored his first #1 with "What Do You Mean?" only to be topped again by "Can't Feel My Face", and now The Weeknd has replaced himself at the
It was only a month ago that The Weeknd hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking the 39th time a Canadian has topped that chart. This week, Justin Bieber has his first #1 hit, which gives this fine country 40 chart toppers. Here's the complete list of 40 Canadians
Can't Feel My Face by The Weeknd is #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The Weeknd is Toronto's own Abel Tesfaye, making him the 39th Canadian to top this chart. Here's the complete list of 39 Canadians to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It's Love-Love-Love by Guy
I watched every minute of last night's gold medal baseball game between Canada and the United States. No, it wasn't on television, but a live stream was readily available here. I Chromecast it to my television screen and settled in for a great night of ball. With the game tied
Yesterday, I took my family to the Canadian Tulip Festival at Dow's Lake in Ottawa. We happened to be staying in nearby Gatineau, so this was a short trip. I had previously written about our gift of tulips from Princess Juliana of the Netherlands, but I had never seen the
On February 15, 1965, our national flag was raised for the first time on Parliament Hill. That was 50 years ago today. It's the only Canadian flag I've ever known and I can't imagine an alternative. It's always been there, a great source of pride. Here's a few pics I've
The Supreme Court of Canada says a law that makes it illegal for anyone to help people end their own lives should be amended to allow doctors to help in specific situations. BREAKING: #SCC rules some Canadians have right to ask doctor to help them die #hw #cdnpoli— CBC Politics
In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved,
Like many of you, I was glued to the television and radio while the story unfolded in Ottawa yesterday. I watched CBC News Network and listened to CBC Radio One, and found the coverage anchored by Peter Mansbridge and Anna Maria Tremonti to be outstanding. There was a wonderful and
I loved the old Heritage Minute vignettes that aired on TV during commercial breaks. Historica Canada and Christopher Hemsworth Creative have designed a series of 13 limited edition Heritage Minutes posters with iconic quotes from each Minute. You can buy these as a set here.
When Dalton Pompey hit an RBI groundout to first yesterday, he became the 19th Canadian Blue Jay. Here's the updated list: Dave McKayPaul HodgsonRob DuceyDenis BoucherVince HorsmanRob ButlerPaul SpoljaricPaul QuantrillRich ButlerSteve SinclairSimon PondCorey KoskieMatt StairsScott RichmondShawn HillAdam LoewenMark TeahenBrett LawrieDalton PompeyDalton Pompey is from Mississauga. He had made four appearances
I've been watching tennis grand slam events forever. As a young man, you'd have thought I was German the way I cheered on Boris Becker and Steffi Graf. After all, Canadians were never a threat. Here's something I wrote in July of 2009 about Canada's male singles tennis failure. We
Today we pay tribute to the 150,000 Allied troops who took part in the biggest military invasion in history, the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. The story of the Canadians is particularly touching. At the time of the war, Canada was a nation of only 11 million people with
Canadian forces played a very significant role in one of the key massive offensives launched by the Allies in WWI. On April 9, 1917, the Canadian Corps, four divisions strong and fighting together for the first time, attacked the German army posted on the gently rising slope of land that