An international sporting event for evaluating new performance enhancing drugs, blood doping, masking agents, and other forms of cheating. Also a simultaneous event in which the chemistry people try to develop testing techniques to catch the cheating from the first event. Some cycling is also apparently involved.
Suburban house that is actually a concealed indoor marijuana plantation. Grow-ops are usually loaded with high intensity lights for the crop, and often have illegally bypassed electrical meters, both to reduce costs and to prevent their detection by electrical consumption. They are often detected because of their heat -- either via infra-red thermography, or in colder climates, because snow melts on the roof faster than on other houses in the neighborhood. Some larger scale grow ops are installed in larger industrial buildings, rather than in residential areas.
The term is in common use in suburban Canada,
You know that suspicious house down the street? The cops raided it today -- It's a grow op!
The James Dean of the aircraft world -- "Live fast, die young, and leave a beautiful corpse". Considering that only 5 were ever flown, the Arrow has generated more books, articles, documentaries and controversy than many aircraft produced by the thousands. Virtually a secular religion to a vast array of Canadian conspiracy theorists who are convinced that the *evil Americans* were responsible for its demise.
The Avro Arrow was a Canadian interceptor aircraft from the late 1950s that never went into production.
'Money' issued by the Canadian retail chain Canadian Tire as part of a customer loyalty program (similar to trading stamps). Notes of Canadian Tire Money are engraved, and have the feel of real money, although the notes are smaller than Canadian legal tender. Because of the wide presence of Canadian Tire stores across Canada, some other businesses in Canada will accept it as payment, and some Canadian eBay sellers also accept it. A widely known urban legend in Canada is the Canadian tourist (visiting the United States or elswhere) that convinces someone that Canadian Tire money is Canada's national currency, and uses it to pay off a debt.
The Ontarian will accept Canadian Tire money for payment of classified ads.
Canadian political organization, previously known as the Reform party (in the 1870s). Governed Canada for all but thirty years of the twentieth century. Usually feels itself to be the 'natural governing party' of Canada: often corrupt, and becomes even more so when the opposition is fragmented. Recently almost self-destructed in the wake of a particularly well documented and obvious corruption scandal. Has always shown great talent for re-inventing itself when necessary, willing to contort itself into any position necessary to win votes (at least east of Winnipeg). Presently in rebuilding mode in the wake of the recent scandal.
The Liberal party usually wins based on seats in Eastern Canada -- It's rare for them to do very well in the west.