I was talking to a friend from Denmark on msn lastnight, and we got onto the subject of politics. He asks me if Canada votes in the US Presidential election. I say 'No'.
Then he asks that since we're part of the UK in some way, we must vote in the UK elections instead. I think he was refering to the commonwealth, and although we are a part of that, we are still an independant country and we vote accordingly.
Now I've been asked this question before from Europeans, and I'm not saying that all Europeans don't know the difference. All I'm wondering is how people can get things so wrong. I even said to my friend in Denmark that we have our own currency, and he said he knew and acknowledged that. So I'm like, what's the deal here? Anyways I corrected him, but since this subject has come up on more than one occasion with me, I thought I'd share it all here with the rest of you.
Any Canucks have similar experiences?
How about the international folks here?
What facts about your country do foreigners get mixed up with all the time?