Could you become a Canadian Mountie?

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police force are synonymous with Canada and their iconic red uniform is famous the world over.

During your holiday to Canada you can see Mounties on patrol or even performing in their famous Musical Ride, so it might be worth brushing up on your knowledge of the force. .

The Mounties provide an array of services from municipal policing to national security intelligence gathering. But despite their prestigious history dating back to 1867, there are many things people don’t know about this famous police force. Did you know, for example, that the last dog sled patrol took place in 1969? Or that a Mounties’ boots need 25 hours of polishing before they are shiny enough?  Find out more at

Infographic provided by Canadian Affair

The Doctor Shortage in Ontario

There is a very great challenge facing the Canadian healthcare systems today.  It is the ever increasing shortage of doctors.   While residents there struggle to find an available family practitioner, the government continues to put caps and limits on the total number of residencies in Canada. It is nearly impossible for medical school graduates from other countries to become a practicing doctor in Ontario.  As a result, many of the potential doctors result to heading south to find work in the U.S.

The team at has created a new infographic highlighting the current statistics of the severity of the doctor shortage actually is in Ontario.

Infographic provided by