Thursday, May 8, 2008

True North

What is the meaning of the phrase 'true north'? I am thinking of the phrase as it is used in the anthem we sing before hockey games or in the baseball stadium. The phrase does not seem to refer to geographical location, but to some aspect of character. Does the phrase encompass attributes of citizenship? Is it limited to those qualities that might be considered definitively or uniquely Canadian? What is the real significance of these two words?

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