In this story the Norwegian journalist writes: "Amerikanserne er torsdag benket foran spisebordene med kalkun på bordet. Også investorene feirer Thanksgiving - med feriestengte børser....I lillebror Canada er imidlertid den årvisse høsttakkefesten allerede unnagjort, og børsen er oppe...For den ledende kanadiske indeksen S&P er oppgangen klokken 21.03 kommet opp i 0,5 prosent." This story is an excellent example of the mentality and treatment towards Canada and Canadians by many journalists in the Norwegian press. First, what does the USA and American Thanksgiving and the close of the USA's markets have to do with reporting about Canada's TSX markets for Thursday, 27th of November 2008? Canada is just the neighbour to the USA, not part of the USA, we don't celeberate American Thanksgiving. This would be like a Canadian journalist reporting about Oslo's markets due to a national holiday in Germany. Second, Canada is not the little brother to the USA, and to say that is insulting to Canadians, and reflects the ignorance many Norwegian journalists have about Canada and Canadians. Canada is not even part of the same family, so how can we be the little brother? Third, the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) in Canada is open because Canada does not celebrate the holiday of American Thanksgiving, so of course the TSX is open, as it is a normal working day in Canada. Fourth, the name of the TSX in Canada is the S&P/TSX, not the S&P this journalist has written. The TSX has been around since 1852 and "the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX; abbreviated TSE until 2001) is the largest stock exchange in Canada, the third largest in North America and the seventh largest in the world by market capitalization. Based in Canada's largest city, Toronto, it is owned and operated by TSX Group for the trading of senior equities. A broad range of businesses from Canada, the United States, Europe, and other countries are represented on the exchange."(Source: Wikipedia). The TSX in Canada has a very noble history in Canada. It's true, Canada may not be a superpower like the USA, but as a G-8 nation (with a population of 33 million Canadians) an economy of $1,723,302 Canadian dollars in 2007 (larger than Norway, India, Russia and many others) Canada does deserve a more respectful attitude by this author and many others in the Norwegian press that seem to think Canada is some miniscule little country in North America, and not worth mentioning. It is absolutely sad that most Norwegian journalists can't write a story about the country of Canada, Canadians, and Canadian culture for what it is - Canadian, without having to compare the country to the USA. This would be like a Canadian journalist never being able to write a story about Norway without constantly comparing Norway to Germany or Sweden. And for the record, Thanksgiving in North America was celebrated first in Canada some 43 years before the holiday was first celebrated in the USA, and its origins in Canada are a different holiday than what takes place in the USA; hence the reason it is celebrated in October in Canada.
2) Spår større rederier (By GRETE DE LANGE) 28 June 2005
In this story the Norwegian journalist writes: "- I Norge snakkes det meget om at det er negativt å bli kjøpt opp. Men vi følte at vi hadde hard konkurranse fra norske investorer. Hver gang vi har gjort oppkjøp har vi betalt full pris, sier Bjørn Møller, på telefon fra hovedkvarteret i Vancouver i USA." This is wrong. The Canadian city of Vancouver is located in Canada, not in the USA. After contacting the journalist she refused to changed saying that she thought readers will know Vancouver is in Canada. If the journalist doesn't know it's in the USA, can she expect most Norwegian readers will know? And why the refusal to correct the mistake?
3) Toyota Prius en miljøversting (By Øystein Sjølie ) 17 December 2006
4) Et garantert dårlig forslag (By Øystein Sjølie) 20 March 2007
5) Gambler på høy oljepris (YNGVE HELLESTØL) 28 April 2007
6) Et garantert dårlig forslag (By Øystein Sjølie) 20 March 2007
7) It-ansatte trenger stresshjelp (Pål Dimmen, Computerworld) 4 September 2007
8) Ett år, seks aksjer i pluss (By Kathleen Buer) 22 November 2008
In this story the Norwegian journalist writes: "Det selvstendige energiselskapet utvikler aktivt en portefølje bestående av olje- og gass-ressurser i Canada. Questerre har letetillatelse i tre stater, Alberta, British Columbia og Quebec." This is not correct. Canada does not have states, it has provinces. Canada has never had states, and has been using the French system of provinces for 345 years when Canada became a Royal Province of France in 1663. Mexico and the USA are the only two countries in North America with states, Canada does not. The story was corrected the next day after e-mailing E24.