Canada Greets Shah and Shahbanou (1965)

Canada Greets Shah and Shahbanou (1965)
by Darius Kadivar

VIDEO DESCRIPTION : VS at a reception given by Governor General George Vanier and his wife for the Shah of Persia / Iran and his wife Queen Farah. VS The Shah, Mohammed Reza Pahlevi and Empress arriving at the Parliament building in Ottawa. VS at Quebec City the couple visiting the Citadelle, headquarters of the Royal 22nd Regiment and meet the goat mascot of the regiment. 

(F.G.) Old record suggests that material dates from around 26/05/1965.


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PHOTO DESCRIPTION: Mohamed Reza Shah Pahlavi and Shahbanou Farah during State Visit to Canada are happily greeted by a Qajar Mascot of the 22nd Regiment  of the Royal Welsh Guards. (circa 1965)


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Canada for president: Can the US learn from the north?

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Canada for president (bbc, VIDEO)


Would America's northern neighbour run the US better?


As Barack Obama campaigns to win a second term, and Republican Mitt Romney fights to stop that, two comedians are trying to convince Americans to choose a real outsider as the next US president.

In their satirical book America, But Better, Brian Calvert and Chris Cannon are asking Americans to choose Canada - not a specific Canadian but rather the entire country.

Brian Calvert, who plays the Face of Canada in a series of viral YouTube videos, and writer Chris Cannon argue that their homeland already leads the US when it comes to quality of health care and education.

The BBC joined them during a campaign stop in New York City where they explained why they think the US has much to learn from its northern neighbour.

Produced by Anna Bressanin; camera by Ilya Shnitser