The Canadian dollar was worth more today than at any point since the late 19th century.

So says the Globe and Mail. Apparently the Canadian dollar is now worth about $1.0585 in American currency — which means my paycheques from the States ain’t worth as much as they used to be. Sigh. No wonder it was reported yesterday that the post office is facing a huge parcel backlog, now that Canadians have begun to do a lot of their shopping with American outlets over the internet.

About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his film column, which won multiple awards from the Evangelical Press Association, the Canadian Church Press and the Fellowship of Christian Newspapers, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005).