The province in the geographic centre of the country—easternmost in the prairie bed—can’t be pegged as “east” or “west,” in the same way that no genuine creative spirit can be stereotyped. Manitoba’s an artist.
In a country that just doesn’t toot its own horn because it seriously doubts anyone’s listening, here’s a province that knows it matters. (And maybe the only one that particularly cares.) Ontario has enough steam to make noise globally.
There used to be an expression “As fake as Canadian diamonds….” (Long story, involving Jacques Cartier mistakenly bringing back bags of worthless quartz to the New World.) No one says it anymore—not since a prime stri