Canadian Garbage Collectors
Bourgeois and LaFave
Submitter: While weeding the nonfiction section at my daughter’s elementary school, which is not in Canada, I came across this never-circulated gem. The back cover promises that the content is “totally Canadian.” Really.
Holly: Was the school near Canada?? It’s fine to have a book about what garbage collectors do and where garbage goes. It’s the Canadian bit I don’t get. This book is also twenty years old, so the importance on recycling is possibly not as stressed it would be in a newer book on the subject.
Mary: I can see this being an important difference. Canadian garbage collectors are probably more polite. (See, they are smiling on the cover.) They probably know how to take care of certain garbage situations not found in other countries. (Poutine clean up, beer cans, and broken hockey stick issues). The children need to understand these tough garbage issues. In the end, this can only help U.S./Canada relations.