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Discussion du Projet:Canada (Français)
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Port Hope Simpson
Port Hope Simpson historic logging town - fishing, pottery, retail & public services, timber products, transportation - for full listing? llewelynpritchard
IRS will soon have your private information
I have added this project banner to the talkpage of Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act – yes it is unusual to add American legislation to the Canada wikiproject, but it appears this legislation will touch on the lives of just about all Canadians. Yes, I know this sounds like one of those fringe theories –- that was my first reaction when I saw FATCA back in 2012. Since that time however, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom and others have signed agreemnents in this respect.
Wikipedia is not a soapbox, and not a webforum. The discussion above about the merits or otherwise of a law simply doesn't belong on Wikipedia, and Ottawahitech's spamming of several articles wit boilerplate text about FACTA was also inappropriate; it was rightly reverted. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 21:49, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
What sort of edits are acceptable on Scotiabank
I have been criticized for "spamming" a subsection titled The 21st century into the history section of Rick Waugh and another Financial Post article. Since it appears most participants here support the reversions of those edits, I wonder if anyone would care to tell me (and others) why history older than 21st century is OK, but history related to this century is spam? Must we wait until this century is over before adding it to Wikipedia? XOttawahitech (talk) 14:51, 30 January 2014 (UTC). It was based on an interview with Scotia’s CEO
"work with others to accomplish what you feel should be"
@Mrfrobinson: Most of my time is spent adding uncontroversial missing stuff to Wikipedia. It is true that I do not spend a lot of time on talkpages working with others when I feel it serves no purpose other than to reduce what I can give to Wikipedia (but I did take the time to participate in another controversial discussion this morning).
As you probably already know, my time on Wikipedia is limited. I am sorry if you feel I have not given you enough attention, but to be blunt, I feel the opposite. XOttawahitech (talk) 16:16, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
CBC mentioned that this Canadian company was deeply involved in the production of the 2014, 2012 Olympics ceremonies, seems like we should have an article on it. -- 18.104.22.168 (talk) 19:17, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
Power station - > Generating station bulk CfD
I haven't launched it yet though have prepared the list with proposed name changes. "Power station" was imposed by UK editors for "global consistency" a few years ago, even though the US was granted exemption for the use of "powerhouse". 90% or more of Canadian articles use "generating station", whether for tidal or nuclear or hydro. I'm cutting-pasting a query I put on User:Good Olfactory's talkpage and putting it here instead......as to whether or not this can just be a speedy because of Canadian English naming conventions and MOSFOLLOW. I've changed the list article titles from "List of electrical generating stations in" to "List of generating stations in..." just now.Skookum1 (talk) 04:13, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
I'm gritting my teeth for another go at Category:Power stations in Canada ->
WEll, I've got the list prepped to go, but before I start adding CfD templates to all of them, I'm wondering if re speedy renaming whether CFD-2 - B, C and/or D apply. "established naming conventions for that category tree", if taken to mean "in Canada" as the parent, then Canadian English and also MOSFOLLOW apply. The related "main" articles are currently titled "electrical generating station", though now on reviewing all the various articles I see "generating station" is all that is used in the sources, and though I could change e.g. List of electrical generating stations in British Columbia to List of generating stations in British Columbia, then a speedy wouldn't match a "long-standing" title but one freshly changed. The contents of the categories are clear as to what t he proper term is - "power station" occurs once or twice, other terms like "demonstration project" also turn up; but 95% of item are "generating station"; even when you'd think "solar power" or "wind power" might make natural +station names they're not; you see wind farm, solar park, and re tidal power Annapolis Royal Generating Station. Am I being cowardly/sneaky in wondering about speedy renaming these, or playing within established rules? (a) it's what the articles within these categories and their sources use (b) Canadian terminology should be used in Canadian hierarchies. I was originally going to propose these changes as "electrical generating stations" but now it's just "generating station" per the usages observed. I think I'll change the list-article titles anyway, but your thoughts on to speedy or not to speedy please. I don't see the point in another vote by non-Canadians about terms that Canadians should use as dictated from outside (i.e. from the UK), after protracted discussion about "global consistency" when the sources are clear that Canadian usage is not consistent with UK English usage.Skookum1 (talk) 03:53, 16 February 2014 (UTC) Hm, I see that Template:Canada-powerstation-stub will also need changing.Skookum1 (talk) 04:06, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
Missing Canadian Wikipedian
Looks like User:Canoe1967 has stopped editing Wikipedia. Since I see he/she was a regular participant on this board berween 2012-12-22 and 2013-06-16, I wonder if anyone here knows why - I miss having him/her around. Thanks in advance, XOttawahitech (talk) 15:26, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
Another CfD for Squamish
Please see Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2014_February_19#Squamish.Skookum1 (talk) 07:10, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
Template:Infobox government cabinet has been nominated for merging with Template:Infobox cabinet. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Frietjes (talk) 21:10, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
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demographics again (in general but here also about RD articles including IR populations in EA listings)
Long title, see Talk:Skeena-Queen_Charlotte_Regional_District#aboriginal_population_in_electoral_area_figures.3F.3F. The visible minority/aboriginal table problem is on this page, too, among so many, but this page also jumbles EA populations with IR figures, which are not in StatCan that way; IR residents to not vote in RD/EA elections, and those populations are not part of RD population figures; combining them is SYNTH.Skookum1 (talk) 09:49, 26 February 2014 (UTC)
Template:Culture of Canada and Culture of Canada
Can we get a few eyes over at Template talk:Culture of Canada#Pornography in Canada. Got an edit war of someone trying to add Pornography in Canada to the culture template...they are also trying to add pornography section to the Culture of Canada article. What do others think? Should we mention the fact that all men jerk off (as is implied by this edit) and have a wonderful image of Peter North (pornographer). Not sure about you guys but I think Peter North is a great addition ...hes the kind of Canadian we should teach our children about and hes is definitely a part of our culture and represents all that is Canadian - a Legendary Canadian bisexual porn cock "woodsman" as per the edit (ROLFMoxy (talk)) -- Moxy (talk) 04:09, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
Candidates for Toronto Mayor 2014
In the papers , TV, and Radio they only show (4) four candidates untill today, but looking in your site I see that there are 33 names listed in the running, why are the not mentioned in any of the media. and why would so many people want to run in this election
Help with a Canadian film
I need some help with looking for sources on the article Walter's Christmas. It looks like this film is part of an overall series called Walter & Tandoori, but I have a very strong suspicion that coverage will be primarily in French since the earliest title I could find for the film was Le Noël De Walter Et Tandoori. Can anyone help look for sources for the film? I'm thinking that it might be better to have an article for the series as a whole and redirect there, but I'm coming up with a dead end as far as sources go- partially due to language barriers and also because well, most of the search engines I use tend to primarily reference English language papers. Tokyogirl79 (｡◕‿◕｡) 11:54, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
The College of Family Physicians of Canada
I work for the College of Family Physicians of Canada and would like to see this page expanded with helpful basic information. I understand there is a conflict of interest if I post content and the guidelines say to suggest changes on the talk page. Could someone review the following information and post what is appropriate? I have included third-party references at the end of each paragraph:
The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is a professional association and the legal certifying body for family medicine in Canada. This national organization of family physicians was founded in 1954 and currently numbers over 30,000 members. Members of the CFPC belong to the national College as well as to their provincial chapters. As a national organization, the CFPC offers services in both English and French.
The CFPC establishes the standards for the training, certification, and lifelong education of family physicians. It accredits postgraduate family medicine training in Canada's 17 medical schools, conducts the certification examination in family medicine, and grants the CCFP and FCFP designations. Hehepps (talk) 20:51, 4 March 2014 (UTC) In 2013, the CFPC collaborated with the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) to deliver a new certification examination in family medicine. Those who pass the new exam, and who meet all other qualifications of both organizations, are awarded both the Licentiate of the MCC (LMCC)—the medical license to practise in Canada—and certification in family medicine designation (CCFP). 
The CFPC runs a program designed to support the continuous professional development of its members called MAINPRO® (Maintenance of Proficiency). This program assesses proposed learning modules and seminars against established standards and awards various types and numbers of credits learners can earn by participating in these learning opportunities. Credits are recorded and physicians must meet a standard number and type of credits in order to maintain their CCFP and FCFP designations. 
Each year the CFPC hosts Family Medicine Forum (FMF), a national family medicine conference. The conference offers hundreds of clinical and professional development sessions for family physicians over three days in November. The conference is held at varying host cities and provinces each year.
The Research and Education Foundation (REF) of the CFPC was established to provide funding for honours, awards, scholarships, and grants bestowed by the College to its members. It is a registered charity with the Government of Canada. 
The CFPC is a member of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA). 
The CFPC’s official journal is Canadian Family Physician.
History The CFPC was founded in 1954 as the College of General Practice of Canada out of a need to ensure family physicians were dedicated to continuing medical education. At inception, it had 400 members. [Woods D. Strength in Study. 1979.] Dr Victor L. Johnston was the first Executive Director and remained in office for ten years. The first College Executive Committee and Board of Representatives consisted of 17 members. [Solomon S. Patients First: The Story of Family Medicine in Canada. Toronto, ON: Key Porter Books; 2004.] In 1964, the College changed its name to the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
The CFPC is governed by the Executive Committee and the Board, who meet times per year. The current Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer is Dr Francine Lemire.
Mission: To support family physicians through certification, advocacy, leadership, research, and learning opportunities that enable them to provide high-quality health care for their patients and their communities. Vision:
The people of Canada have timely access to quality care provided by family physicians committed to the CFPC’s lifelong learning requirements. Summary of Goals • Quality patient-centred care • Rewarding and valued careers • Relevant and progressive educational standards • Research capacity • Organizational effectiveness • Social accountability and equity Hehepps (talk) 20:51, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
Dear fellow Canadians: Here's an abandoned Afc draft that someone put some work into and then never got around to sourcing and submitting. Is this something worth improving, or is this already covered under some other title? Or maybe its unnecessary to sort our politicians by gender? It will soon be deleted as a stale draft unless someone takes an interest in it. —Anne Delong (talk) 04:44, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
We already have a category for Category:Female Canadian political party leaders — and as noted, there are other lists and articles that already cover more specific accomplishments of note. Per WP:CLN, further, not every category has to be matched with a corresponding list — and this seems to me like a case where we don't need both. I'd say that the list should probably just be deleted, since it isn't serving any useful purpose that we aren't already meeting equally well or better in other places. Bearcat (talk) 05:51, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
Dear editors: I have been trying to fix up this old Afc submission, but I could use some help from someone who has attended this fashion festival or who at least knows where to find references for the Ottawa area. It sounds like an interesting event. —Anne Delong (talk) 19:23, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
Those Canadians who did weigh in at the CfD on Category:Squamish are being ignored and their views buried under more than my attempts to explain what people do not have the patience to learn what they do not want to know that gets in the way of their imposition of guidelines without any larger context. The name-conflict problem between aboriginal topics and primarytopic geographic names is not going to go away; these new RMs are a bit WP:POINTy, but to me so are the hide-bound invocations of COMMONNAME without any respect at all for PRIMARYTOPIC or the larger context of indigenous-titles conventions (conventions which are being swept aside by piecemeal applications of COMMONNAME and UE by those resistant to "unpronounceable" names). These RMs may muddy those waters further, but since indigenous preferences and cultural sensitivities/realities are not being respected, it stands to follow that, if that is the case, then the Comox and Squamish articles should not have comma-province on them...nor should Chemainus if it is disambiguated (Tzu'menus is the "new" spelling for the First Nations people there); tons of other examples. I know a lot of you have come to "keep away" from things I propose, but what's happening is that non-Canadians are running roughshod over Canadian titles and category structures who don't know what theyre talking about, and are creating name-conflict problems beyond their understanding (or concern). The chauvinism underlying their WP:POINTyness re COMMONNAME and UE is often shocking/glaring......when not just plainly parochial in attitude. As usual, rathre than address the points I raise (or that other Canadians raise) I'm being made the primary topic of t he discussion; in last year's CfD I had made a good case for Category:Skwxwu7mesh but the closer decided against it because I'd had to spend so much time responding critically to bad ideas and mis-suppositions by the other participants I was construed as engaging in personal attacks. But I'm the one being attacked by way of evading answering to very bad logics and mis-taken "evidence" and the ongoing blinkers-on mentality of those in the RM and CfD cabals/turfs....apparently criticizing what someone says is tantamount to criticizing them but it's OK to attack ME (as Ottawahitech has observed at the Cfd or Rm can't remember which)Skookum1 (talk) 06:16, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
If anyone's interested, it seems that Jean Chrétien's article could use plenty more images as it seems to be an unsightly wall of text at the moment after an editor added a substantial amount of content. --Connormah (talk) 05:49, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
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Portal:Canada at FPOC
I just wanted to come by and let you know about the FPOC going on for Portal:Canada here. If you have any comments concerning the Portal, feel free to bring them there. Achowat (talk) 20:15, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
Historical information removed by a wikipedia admin
See Talk:Alasdair_Roberts_(academic)#Making Policy Behind Closed Doors - the reference (which this admin rejects) was a piece published in the Globe and mail. XOttawahitech (talk) 15:01, 9 March 2014 (UTC)