According to the CRTC, 'Canadian' clothing doesn't have to be made in Canada, it just has to have Canadian iconography on it. (CP Images/Darryl Dyck)
Earlier this week The Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission
introduced a new initiative that will require Canadian high school students to wear clothing that reflects a 'Canadian identity' for 70% of the school week.
"When Canadians wear clothes they are broadcasting their personality to
the world," said Barry Neilson of the CRTC, "we are simply saying a
portion of that clothing should reflect a Canadian identity."
When asked what constitutes Canadian clothing, Mr. Neilson went on to say:
with distinct Canadian iconography, from a red and white maple leaf
T-shirt to a blouse with a Moose on it. We want people to be instantly
recognizable as Canadian."
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