I was listening to Radio 4 last night, and they were talking about some provision that will allow police authorities to recruit chiefs '...from America, and Australia, and other places with a similar legal system to ours...'
To be honest, as a Canadian expat, I felt a bit put out by this. I mean, Canada shares exactly the same legal system as the UK, has exactly the same parliamentary system as the UK, and it didn't get a look-in.
But of course, this seems to happen quite often. People talk about Australia (and to a lesser extent New Zealand) in terms of sports, and holidays all the time. Heck, even events in Austrialian politics get reported here. But Canada? Very little.
Come to think of it, in coverage of one of the recent world university rankings, in which Canada had three universities in the top 50, an article mentioned the position of UK, US, and Australian universities.
There are numerous examples, from entertainment to politics to sport, I can think of that exemplify what feels like a neglect (or just plain ignorance) of Canada, and I am wondering why people think this is.
Or am I just imagining it?