The laugh. No historian has confirmed but it’s likely our human ancestors had a sense of humour, the ones who invented paper in China around 500 BCE but didn’t think of toilet paper for another 2300 years, 1857 CE. It’s been reported that Chimpanzees, the ancestors of our ancestors, have been observed laughing. If they can laugh at each other for dropping a banana it’s likely our ancestors laughed at each other for burning themselves while cooking a bunny or stubbing toes on the beta wheel.
It’s widely known many consider that “laughter is the best medicine”. What many don’t know: Canadians are not just polite, they’re funny. (It’s true. They’re not always smiling at you to be polite. In the future it might be smiling because they’re high.)
Once upon a time Syria was a country that was barely known. Only its neighbours would know it existed and its condition. Today it’s a household name. In Canada it’s not just known; it’s debated. After winning the 2015 Federal Election, the Liberal government is facing its first international challenges: the environment and climate change conference in France and its position on Syria.