"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Rex, screed thyself

A screen-cap from Rex Murphy's Thursday-night rant on The National:

While we're pointing out the ways in which Rex is off-base in what might otherwise have been a perfectly lovely screed about Cheryl Gallant, let's also take note of this passage at about 1:12 in:

One reason Ontario doesn't "count on" a coast guard, is because Ontario doesn't have any coasts.

This rather bold geographical statement may come as a surprise to anyone who can read a map of Ontario produced since 1889, when Ontario met tidewater in James Bay, while Ontario's coastguardlessness certainly relieves a good chunk of the duties of the Canadian Coast Guard's large Central and Arctic Region, which has — or had? — coastguardyish responsibility for the Ontario portion of the Great Lakes.



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