Friday, June 26, 2009

Kreftforeningen (Norwegian Cancer Society)

1) Verdens kreftdag (Sverre Berg Lutnæs) 4 February 2008
http://www.kreftforeningen.no/aktuelt/verdens_kreftdag_9352
In this story it states: "I noen delstater i Canada og Australia er det forbud mot røyking i bil når barn er passasjer, mens Sør-Afrika og flere andre land vurderer lignende tiltak." This is not correct. Canada does not have states and has never had states. Canada is divided internally by provinces and has been since 1663. Mexico and the USA are the only two countries in North America with states. To be correct it should say: "I noen provisene i Canada og delstater i Australia er det forbud mot røyking i bil når barn er passasjer, mens Sør-Afrika og flere andre land vurderer lignende tiltak." How is it that so many Norwegians and Norwegian journalists seem to know China, Afghanistan, etc., have provinces, but don't seem to know Canada has provinces?

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